“A Scientist in his Laboratory is not a mere Technician, he is also a child confronting natural phenomenon that impress him as though they are fairy tales”- Marie Curie
Madam Curie’s, this quotation accentuates the significance of a Laboratory in any Technical Education. At the core of learning is- assimilating knowledge through visually, acoustically and kinesthetically. A lab not only stimulates the senses of a learner but also gives him a free hand to manifest his creativity and imaginations. An ideal lab sets the right cord of learning and provides a conducive and favorable environment for learners to be motivated, stimulated towards absorbing knowledge and implementing it constructively through bearing a scientific attitude. It imbibes investigative & communicative skills, cognitive abilities through evolving critical, analytical and problem solving attitude, providing understanding of subject & attitudes and finally developing concepts. It also enhances interpersonal &intrapersonal skills by satiating curiosity, aggrandizing interest & objectivity, building confidence, understanding team work and team spirit. School of Engineering, GD Goenka University is revered to have an array of well-equipped laboratories conducive to facilitate impactful learning.
Research and Development Center
The R&D Center at School of Engineering is established to promote technological innovations that focus on solving some of the fundamental issues in society. This laboratory which is not a part of any engineering curriculum is a value addition to those students who want to go an extra mile and make undergraduate research in India a reality. This laboratory currently has a wind tunnel to study the aerodynamics of a designed prototype, in-house manufactured low cost 3-D printer ‘Aakar’, LED Research Lab established in collaboration with Industry, various task performing robots etc. The R&D center is accessible to undergraduate as well as graduate students and faculty members even beyond the office hours of the university. This acts as a central pivot which is integrated with all the other laboratories and workshops for effective execution of research and development activities. 0.
Engineering Geology Lab
The engineering geology lab comprise of samples of minerals, Rocks and models of folds/ faults, earthquake etc. It trains the civil engineering students on identification procedures of minerals and rocks and study of geological maps. The Engineering Geology Lab introduces students to some basic geologic principles, starting off with basic identification of geologic materials, map use and deformation of rock 3D models. It is equipped with Stereo Microscope, Grinding and Polishing Machine, Core Cutting Machine, Mohr Scale hardness, Brunton Compass, Clinometer, Models and Maps and Rocks and Mineral specimens.
Building Materials and Technology Lab
The right selection of building materials is pivotal in building design and construction. To select the right materials mix, the study of their properties is quite important. To cater this requirement, the building materials and technology lab is established to make student familiar with various test procedures and its significance on various building materials such as sand, stone aggregates, bricks, steel bars etc. The lab facilitates learning of various properties of building materials such as toughness, hardens, water absorption, specific gravity, compressive strength, tensile strength etc.; their significance and determination procedure as per Indian standard codes. The lab mainly consists of the following: Impact strength apparatus for coarse aggregate Compression strength apparatus for coarse aggregate Motorized sieve shaker with 20mm and 30mm dia. sieve sets Oven Specific gravity apparatus Compression testing machine Universal testing machine Length and elongation gauge Jars, trays.
Surveying is one of the most important areas of Civil Engineering. All the construction projects start with the surveying of the site. The surveying lab at school of engineering has been established to make student well versed with the various basic and modern surveying equipment and various surveying techniques. Surveying Lab incorporate the exercises which involves the determination of bearings, direct and indirect measurement of vertical, horizontal and sloping distances, location of given points on the fields, preparation of contour of the given area, measurement of area and volume etc. This lab is fully equipped with various modern tools such as Total Stations, Electronic theodolites, Hand held GPSs, Vernier Theodolites, Auto levels, Prismatic compasses, Staffs, ranging rods, tapes, chains etc. The lab facilitates understanding of activities like working of Chain Survey, Compass Survey, Theodolite Survey, Trignometrical Leveling, Curve Surveying, and Contouring. Students learn to perform tachometry, triangulation surveying wherever situation demands. They also learn the usage of many modern instruments e.g. GPS, Total Station, and Stereoscope etc.
Data Structure and Algorithm Lab
The Data Structure and Algorithm lab operates with Windows 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 operating systems. The lab has 40 computers having Intel Pentium CPU G2030 @3Ghz Processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 bit operating System and one printer. Additional software includes Cadence Bundle 3, Octave, Turbo C, SQL Server, AUTO CAD, Graphic technology and various programming languages.
Object Oriented Programming Lab
“Object Oriented Programming through C++” Laboratory is mainly used by the second year B. Tech. students of computer science and engineering. It familiarizes the students with the basics of C++ which is a compulsory course. The Lab provides hands-on experience with the C++ language for developing complex programs by the students using Turbo C7 software, so that they are able to formulate computing problems and develop new and innovative technologies as novel solutions to address those problems. 30 students can perform the experiments at a time. Programs covered are based on the topics such as classes, objects, polymorphism, dynamic binding, inheritance etc. This lab is also used by the students to do their interdisciplinary projects with the help of software available. Lab is operational daily for seven hours and allows students in their free time to perform their work.
Digital Design Lab
Digital Design Lab exposes students to the fundamentals of digital electronics, logic gates, combinational and sequential circuits. Second year students of Electronics and Computer Engineering students use this lab for their practical work. This laboratory introduces the student to basics of Digital Electronics. Students are encouraged to design and verify various types of digital circuits. Emphasis is on designing of combinational and sequential circuits both. Practical demonstration of the theoretical concepts done in classrooms will enhance the understanding of the students. The experiments included in the curriculum cover majority of the digital circuits studied in theory like logic gates, multiplexers, de-multiplexers, encoders, decoders, adders, subtractors, counters, registers etc. A few value added experiments also have been added to enhance the skill and capability if students. The lab is well equipped with digital trainer kits, soldering kit, bread board, LED, Digital Electronic kits, CRO, function generator, and various types of digital ICs etc. It is spacious enough to accommodate 30 students at a time to perform experiments. This lab is also used by the students to do their interdisciplinary projects. It is operational daily for seven hours and allows students in free time to perform various experiments..
Engineering Physics Lab
Laboratory work is the heart of physics and experimenting is the most effective way of learning. Physics lab at G D Goenka University is well equipped to nurture and facilitate effective learning and is divided into- Physics I lab and Physics II lab and it is equipped with state-of-the art equipments for demonstration experiments for all areas of physics related directly to civil, mechanical, electronics and computer science engineering. At present the lab can cater to all the needs of the first year learners of all the B.Tech courses as well as facilitates demonstration experiments for teachers. Experiments have been designed according to the syllabus with an aim to induct learning and strengthening the foundations. The capacity of the lab at present is 30 learners at a time. Students experiment in a group of three to learn team work and help each other for the same. Physics I lab caters to the experiments which involve study, testing and measurements of optical, electrical and magnetic phenomena. The lab has a wide variety of instruments like low power Helium-Neon laser, Semiconductor diode lasers, good resolution spectrometers, optical pieces like lenses, gratings and Polaroid, optical fibers, photodiodes, microscopes, telescopes, sodium lamps, mercury lamps, gratings, bi-prisms etc. apart from many other modern equipment’s and accessories. Physics II lab consists of the instruments to test and study the electrical and magnetic properties of materials. The instruments in this lab include electromagnets, cathode ray oscilloscopes, constant current power supplies, potentiometers, ballistic galvanometers, digital multi-meters, sensitive ammeters and galvanometers along with relevant important materials to be studied. Well labeled charts and laboratory manuals for all experiments facilitate easy reference and aid students to execute the experiments. Physics labs are also integrated with other engineering labs for inter-disciplinary research and projects. Lab is operational daily for 6 hours in a week, during which one faculty member and two lab instructors are present for guidance. However, it also remains open for remaining two hours of the regular working hours every day for the benefit of learners who wish to put in extra efforts. Well observed activity time and strict discipline is adhered ensuing in quality work and ensuring safety of both personnel and equipment. Two lab attendants are present at all times, to support experimenters in their endeavor to discover nature..
Engineering Chemistry Lab
Laboratory work has been given a central and distinctive role in the Chemistry education. As the technology rests on the firm foundation of science, Chemistry is an excellent way to help technical students to understand the relationship between science and technology. Experimental work plays a very important role in it. Chemistry Lab in GD Goenka University is well equipped to design and execute the experiments and interpret the results obtained henceforth. The Chemistry Lab in First year of B.Tech is divided in two primary lab sessions i.e. Engineering Chemistry Lab and Physical Chemistry Lab which has equipment’s for conducting the experiments of the course and also the interdisciplinary projects. Presently Chemistry lab accommodates the objective of better understanding of syllabus of 1st year B.Tech and absorbs the theory along with implementing it practically. The experiments have been chosen to develop skill among the learners so that the