Prof Prabhat Ranjan's Blog

Prof. Prabhat Ranjan is Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University, Akurdi, Pune

“Lab in Bag” concept at D Y Patil International Univ, Akurdi, Pune

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 )

Next Generation B Tech(Comp Sci and Engg) at D Y Patil Int Univ, Akurdi, Pune


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.

5 comments found

  1. This is a real achievement sir. I remember my time at D. Y. Patil when I faced this challenge againt my love for hardware. Further, pure software in non-patentable under 3(k). So, Indian acadnecians must not lag behind and you bridged this gap.

  2. Our students are having good exposure on programming & software tools but they are lacking in hardware usage. The “lab in bag” concepts is very interesting and useful concepts. How students of my University “Medicaps University, Indore may get this device ” NI MyDaq”. Please guide and support.
    ? Please guide me.

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