As availability of computer and Internet increased in India, it became much easier for students to work on software projects. However when it came to embedded systems project, students needed access to Laboratory Equipment such as Oscilloscope, Function Generator etc. This demotivated students to carry out projects involving hardware. This also has resulted in very few company working on Physical products in India.
To change this situation, a very interesting concept is being introduced at D Y Patil International University, Akurdi, Pune in its B Tech(CSE) program. (See details of this program in another blog )
To make students learn hardware and embedded systems development – we are introducing “Lab in Bag” concept. In this, students can procure a device such as “NI MyDaq” that connects through USB to a computer and provides a large number of Lab instruments available to students through computer such as Oscilloscope, Function Generators etc. This would make sure that students would not only be able to work on software developments at their convenience but also projects and lab work involving hardware at their will.