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• VIIT joins hands with NII to bring LabVIEW to Pune
• Renowned company representatives and professors from various engineerng colleges were present on the occasion of the launch of LabVIEW

Online PR News – 10-September-2012 – Pune,Maharashtra – The Department of Electronics & Telecommunication at the Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune has notched yet another first in their cap full of accomplishments.

The LabVIEW Academy program uses a blended learning model that combines face-to-face teaching with engaging content and hands-on lab exercises. This model prepares students for the demands of industry and higher education in engineering, computer science, and related fields.

The LabVIEW academy inaugurated at the hands of Mr.Bharat Agarwal-Managing Trustee VIIT. On the occasion Prof Dr.(Mrs.)Karkare-Principal VIIT, Prof.P D Khandekar-HOD E & TC, Mr.Solaikutty, Mr.Dhanabal-Academic Manager NI,India, Mr.T.M.Jambhekar- LabVIEW consultant were present.

Mr.Bharat Agarwal said that LabVIEW academy will be beneficial not only to students but also working professional. Students and faculties from other engineering colleges can also take advantage of this facility. He added that NI has created world class technology and he urged that all students and faculties should take advantage of such a wonderful technology.

Prof P D Khandekar-HOD shared his views and objectives on LabVIEW academy. He said that college has trained 25 faculties & these faculties will train further.. He also said that with the help of LabVIEW we will create pool of qualified engineers who will bridge the gap between academy and industry.

Prof.Dr(Mrs.)Karkare-Principal said that VIIT has recently completed 10 glorious years, and we have courses from undergraduate course to PG courses in E&TC/Civil/Mechanical. She said further that with the help of LabVIEW academy they will create global acceptance with quality education. Students and working professional will have add-on qualification skills which take them to global standards.

Mr.Dhanabal- Academic Manager NI India said that he is happy that NI got tie up with VIIT college. He further added that using LabVIEW academy engineering students and working professional will be strong in fundamentals. He also added that NI would like to buy Intellectual Property created by faculty of VIIT for using LabVIEW technology for learning enhancements.. Also NI would like to promote these various projects created by VIIT students to various industries.

Mr.Jambhekar- LabVIEW consultant shared the importance of LabVIEW technology in various sectors like automobile, R&D, Electronic, Home appliances, Medical sector. He said that LabVIEW is everywhere and it works with almost all available technologies.

What is LabVIEW?
It is a system design software that provides engineers and scientists with the tools needed to create and deploy measurement and control systems through unprecedented hardware integration. The learning model combines interesting content that is taught partly face-to-face and partly as hands-on lab exercises. It accelerates productivity by inspiring you to find answers to your problems and thus builds your confidence to innovate continuously.

LabVIEW’s comprehensive system design environment, unique graphical programming language, built-in engineering-specific libraries of software functions and hardware interfaces; and data analysis, visualization and sharing features mean that you can get more done in lesser time. This model prepares students for the demands of industry and higher education in engineering, computer science and related fields. Its applications are enormous – from embedded monitoring and control systems to automating test and validation systems to academic teaching and more.
What is National Instruments?
NI is a global leader in providing test, measurement and embedded systems for engineers and scientists. NI’s graphical system design approach provides an integrated software and hardware platform that simplifies development of any system that needs measurement and control. Engineers and scientists use this platform from design to production in multiple industries, advanced research and academia.
VIIT is a leading engineering college in Pune recognised for nurturing world leaders of tomorrow and scientifically sound professionals. Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, or VIIT as it’s commonly abbreviated, was founded in 2002. It is affiliated to University of Pune. It is recognized and approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. It is consistently ranked as one of the top colleges in Pune.

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