Amrita Virtual Biotechnology laboratory is a new kind of experimental science that is being established as a virtual simulation based laboratory. In partnership with the Government of India’s Sakshat initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, these Amrita Virtual Labs, focus on helping students retain the real feel of a laboratory, while conducting the experiment from an internet-enabled computer terminal, much in the same way as is done, in a real lab. As a key part of the project, the School of Biotechnology will study and use mathematical techniques in biology to study, hypothesize anddemonstrate complex biological functions.
Main labs in biotechnology include cell biology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, population ecology and neurophysiology. Amrita University jointly participates with IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IIT Hyderabad and Dayalbagh University. By augmenting the virtual labs with a plethora of web-based resources equipped with various learning tools such as videos, animations, demonstrations, quizzes and simulators, these labs have also begun to serve as an online community hub to share and enhance conceptual knowledge.