CBSE, February 16, 2013
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in a move to advance STEM inspiration among students through the virtual learning environment has recommended the use of Online Labs in all CBSE affiliated schools across the country. The Online Labs is an educational initiative pioneered by Amrita CREATE, the Center for Research in Advanced Technologies for Education at Amrita University in partnership with CDAC, Mumbai; under a research grant from the Department of Information Technology, Government of India. The lab hosts experiments in Physical and Chemical sciences for the students of classes 9 and 10 with content aligned to NCERT/CBSE and State Board Syllabus...Read More>>
Times of India, September 27, 2012
For schools across the country, online laboratory or OLabs - a project designed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Mumbai and Amrita University, will be a welcome solution as most schools lack basic laboratory facilities or face teacher shortage...[PDF]
Amirta University, May 18, 2012
A five-day science camp was organized for Class XI and XII students during May 18-22 by the Amrita Center for Research in Advanced Technologies for Education (CREATE) at the Amritapuri campus. The camp was convened as part of Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s program titled Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)...Read More>>
Deccan Chronicle, January 6, 2012.
Performing an experiment showing reflection of light on a concave mirror, the reaction of zinc with dilute sulphuric acid and other lab activities in schools is going to be different. Students in schools affiliated to CBSE will soon enter the virtual lab environment to do tests online instead of gathering instruments and chemicals in physical lab environment... Read More>> [PDF]
Amirta University, January 4, 2012.
120 participants and delegates from different schools and educational institutions from different parts of India and other countries attended the International Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning for Schools, jointly organized by Amrita University, CBSE and Confederation of Kerala Sahodayas on January 4'th, 2012. Read More>>
Business Wire India, April 2011.
HP has announced the addition of two Indian organizations, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University and Learning Links Foundation to its global HP Catalyst Initiative. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University joins the Measuring Learning consortium while Learning Links Foundation joins the newly formed STEM-preneur consortium, which will explore novel ways to combine science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with the skills and passion of entrepreneurship. Read More>> [PDF]
Sambalpur, July 2011.
CREATE demos higher secondary students at DST inspire camp in the potential use of Virtual Labs and initial survey with over 150 students. DST sponsored Inspire camps are held for high-ability students of Class XI and XII. The Science Camp is held to motivate and inspire the talented student to take up Science and Research as a career. The Science Camps are often addressed by top scientists of India including Bhatnagar Awardees and global icons of Science including Nobel laureates. Read More>>
May 20, 2011.
A new research grant from the Department of IT, Government of India will see Amrita University and CDAC-Mumbai design interactive Online Labs using advanced computer simulation and animation technologies. The team will develop models, demonstrations, videos and experiments in Physics and Chemistry to enable students to study, hypothesize and demonstrate key concepts and experiments. Amrita is already working on an MHRD-funded project to develop virtual labs in physics, chemistry and biotech for undergraduate students... Read More>>