Bachelor of Commerce (Honours in Marketing)- Unique Aspects

Commerce education is a well-respected career option since long. The day to day expansion of trade and commerce world is responsible to make this study more relevant and sought after. The new age commerce education is also constantly fine tuning itself in line with the ongoing changes happening in the trade and business world.

Adamas University is a destination for excellence having World Class educational infrastructure including Canvas as the Learning Management System. Already it has achieved a proven track record with iconic presence in online education. Even during the most difficult time of Pandemic, the normal education was neither disrupted for a single day nor the examination process got delayed. It provides some unique advantages including Integrated career focused value added courses, Career Development Cell (CDC) for Training and Placement, Industry visits, Internships, Filed Research and Live Projects, Frequent Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Guest Lecture series. Powered by more than 250 faculty members (out of which more than 160 are Doctorate), it is absolutely ready to move towards the new world of excellence as envisaged by the National Education Policy, 2020.

The Department of Commerce is one specialised wing of the School of Business & Economics (SOBE) which offers commerce education in both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The undergraduate degrees of commerce lead to multiple avenues to pursue different higher studies including Professional Accountant, Management Accountant, Tax Consultant, Marketing Professional, Investment Advisor and many more. The post graduate degree not only grooms the student with masterly skills in the area of Accountancy, Management Accountancy and Finance but also sets them towards a teaching and research career in the domain of Commerce.

B.Com (Honours in Marketing) is one undergraduate degree programme offered by the department for the 2021 session. The key features are highlighted below.

Programme Name

B. Com. (Honours in Marketing)

Duration

3 years (6 Semesters)

Degree level

Bachelor

Special focus

Marketing

Eligibility 

12th Standard / Senior Secondary Examination from any recognised institute with at least 50% marks

Selection process

Adamas University Admission Test (AUAT) and Personal Interview

Conduction type

Semester

Examination type

Semester

Value Added Courses

Certification in Digital Marketing

Career direction

Marketing and Sales Professional with specialised focus in Digital Marketing

Placement Support

Yes

It is our deepest pleasure to invite all the young aspirants to be a part of the journey towards excellence.

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours in Capital Markets)- Unique Aspects

Commerce education is a well-respected career option since long. The day to day expansion of trade and commerce world is responsible to make this study more relevant and sought after. The new age commerce education is also constantly fine tuning itself in line with the ongoing changes happening in the trade and business world.

Adamas University is a destination for excellence having World Class educational infrastructure including Canvas as the Learning Management System. Already it has achieved a proven track record with iconic presence in online education. Even during the most difficult time of Pandemic, the normal education was neither disrupted for a single day nor the examination process got delayed. It provides some unique advantages including Integrated career focused value added courses, Career Development Cell (CDC) for Training and Placement, Industry visits, Internships, Filed Research and Live Projects, Frequent Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Guest Lecture series. Powered by more than 250 faculty members (out of which more than 160 are Doctorate), it is absolutely ready to move towards the new world of excellence as envisaged by the National Education Policy, 2020.

The Department of Commerce is one specialised wing of the School of Business & Economics (SOBE) which offers commerce education in both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The undergraduate degrees of commerce lead to multiple avenues to pursue different higher studies including Professional Accountant, Management Accountant, Tax Consultant, Marketing Professional, Investment Advisor and many more. The post graduate degree not only grooms the student with masterly skills in the area of Accountancy, Management Accountancy and Finance but also sets them towards a teaching and research career in the domain of Commerce.

B. Com (Honours in Capital Markets) is one undergraduate degree programme offered by the department for the 2021 session. The key features are highlighted below.

Programme Name

B. Com. (Honours in Capital Markets)

Duration

3 years (6 Semesters)

Degree level

Bachelor

Special focus

Capital Markets

Eligibility 

12th Standard / Senior Secondary Examination from any recognised institute with at least 50% marks

Selection process

Adamas University Admission Test (AUAT) and Personal Interview

Conduction type

Semester

Examination type

Semester

Value Added Courses

Technical Analysis modules by market professionals

Career direction

Capital Market professional – Equity Research, Investment Counselling, Broking activities

Placement Support

Yes

It is our deepest pleasure to invite all the young aspirants to be a part of the journey towards excellence.

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours in Accountancy)- Unique Aspects

Commerce education is a well-respected career option since long. The day to day expansion of trade and commerce world is responsible to make this study more relevant and sought after. The new age commerce education is also constantly fine tuning itself in line with the ongoing changes happening in the trade and business world.

Adamas University is a destination for excellence having World Class educational infrastructure including Canvas as the Learning Management System. Already it has achieved a proven track record with iconic presence in online education. Even during the most difficult time of Pandemic, the normal education was neither disrupted for a single day nor the examination process got delayed. It provides some unique advantages including Integrated career focused value added courses, Career Development Cell (CDC) for Training and Placement, Industry visits, Internships, Filed Research and Live Projects, Frequent Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Guest Lecture series. Powered by more than 250 faculty members (out of which more than 160 are Doctorate), it is absolutely ready to move towards the new world of excellence as envisaged by the National Education Policy, 2020.

The Department of Commerce is one specialised wing of the School of Business & Economics (SOBE) which offers commerce education in both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The undergraduate degrees of commerce lead to multiple avenues to pursue different higher studies including Professional Accountant, Management Accountant, Tax Consultant, Marketing Professional, Investment Advisor and many more. The post graduate degree not only grooms the student with masterly skills in the area of Accountancy, Management Accountancy and Finance but also sets them towards a teaching and research career in the domain of Commerce.

B. Com (Honours in Accountancy) is one undergraduate degree programme offered by the department for the 2021 session. The key features are highlighted below.

Programme Name

B. Com. (Honours in Accountancy)

Duration

3 years (6 Semesters)

Degree level

Bachelor

Special focus

Accountancy

Eligibility 

12th Standard / Senior Secondary Examination from any recognised institute with at least 50% marks

Selection process

Adamas University Admission Test (AUAT) and Personal Interview

Conduction type

Semester

Examination type

Semester

Value Added Courses

Tally, Computerised Taxation, Advanced Excel

Career direction

Jobs in the area of Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Finance

Placement Support

Yes

It is our deepest pleasure to invite all the young aspirants to be a part of the journey towards excellence.

Physics as an Exciting Career Option Today: the Obvious and Much More

Physics is one such discipline of Science that focuses on the study of matter, energy and their interaction, in short, everything around us!Even after centuries, Physics is still considered to be a major driving force behind the development of new technologies which in turn are reshaping our lives and lifestyles. So, if you have an inherent inquisitive mind to explore how things work and you like doing experiments or mathematics, then you should study Physics.

Physics as a career option offers you a plethora of opportunities, because a Physics student at the end of his degree acquires highly marketable skills in Applied Physics, Computer Programming, Data analysis, predictive modeling etc. apart from the conventional subject knowledge through which  you can use your problem-solving skills to apply, analyze, improve, invent and innovate. Not only in India, rather all across the world,has Physics offered diverse jobs in Academia, Research, Public and Private Sectors.

Jobs in Academic Sector:

  • Probably the most common job option that comes to our mind when we think about career option with a basic science subject like Physics, is of an Educator. In Schools, Colleges and Universities (both private and government/public), Physicists have got an opportunity to use their knowledge in a most rewarding and satisfactory way by educating and nurturing the young minds.

Richard Feynman in Caltech

(Image Courtesy: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/09/11/richard-feynman-lectures-on-physics )

  • Faculty at Research/Doctoral institutions deal with many different responsibilities, including teaching, service, and research projects from Govt. and Industries.

(Image Courtesy: http://www.physics.wfu.edu/research/)

  • Postdoctoral positions in an academic institution last at least two years, and it provides an opportunity for PhD candidates to develop finer skills and techniques necessary to become a Physicist. Now a days, many named and prestigious fellowships are there both at National and International levels, likeHumboldt Fellowship in Germany, Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Fellowshipin Germany, JSPS fellowship in Japan, Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship in UK, The Newton International Fellowship in UK, in UK, Fulbright Program in USA, TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship in America, DAAD fellowship in Germany etc. and in India, Ramanujan Fellowship, D S Kothari Fellowship, DST-INSPIRE Program, Chandrasekhar Post-doctoral Fellowship and many more to nurture scientific minds for the benefit of society and unraveling the mysteries of nature.

Jobs in R&D Sector:

  • Physicists in government funded agencies and laboratories in India (like, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), CSIR-Central Glass And Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR–CGCRI), ) and abroad (NASA, Bell Laboratories, etc.) work religiously and tirelessly towards building, testing, and taking measurements on state of the art equipments and thereby developing new technologies and creating new knowledge for society.

(Image Courtesy: https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/google-claims-quantum-computing-breakthrough-ibm-pushes-back-ncna1070461 )

  • Physicists in the private sector spend time working on projects in a team for achieving specific goals of a project related to a better outcome of a technology. All big companies like Google, IBM, Philips, Siemens, Sony, Infosys, Tata, etc. have a dedicated R&D Cell where many Physicists work to develop breakthrough technologies (like designing Quantum Computers, Li-fi Technology, making biocompatible Bioprosthetics etc.) and build the products towards further accuracy and better performance.

(Image Courtesy: https://consultqd.clevelandclinic.org/how-durable-are-bioprosthetic-surgical-aortic-valves/ )

  • Scientific Officer position in Central Government organizations like BARC, VECC offers a very good career for those who are interested in Research.

Jobs in Public and Private Sectors and Many More…

  • Medical Physics has a flourishing career prospect now, as in the present time much attention is being paid to diagnosis and treatment of various diseases like Cancer, Tumors, and COVID in most recent time, multi-modality oncology imaging in radiation treatment, physical and biophysical modeling, radiation treatment optimization, small-field dose calculations, Monte Carlo modeling of gamma radio surgery etc.Medical Physicists of various grades and radiation safety officers are appointed in all ISO certified hospitals and diagnostic centers who determine the radiation doses and checks the safety protocols of these devices. These job positions are directly offered by the central government under the AERB wing in India. Every country has their own set of rules and regulations for usage of radiation in medical science but a medical physicist is needed everywhere. Therefore, there is a worldwide job opportunity for these specially trained Physicists. Most diagnostic technique involves sophisticated application ofPhysics, specially Radiation Physics, High Energy Physics and Solid State Physics like in CT scan, PET scan, MRI, detection through non-ionizing Terahertz radiation etc.Physicists with instrumentation knowledge would have great opportunities in companies manufacturing such medical devices.

  • Many PSUs (Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., ONGC Ltd, Coal India Ltd., Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Gail (India) Ltd. Etc.) in India offer Physics graduates interesting jobs because of their fundamental knowledge and analytical skills and ability to grasp technological training faster than others.
  • A Physicist in a data science job works mostly for analyzing data, designing and developing models to predict how something will behave based on data of how it has behaved in the past. Usual activities include (a) designing, developing, and maintaining machine learning and other data models, (b) selecting, using, and debugging existing data models (c) performing statistical and data analyses etc. to mention a few.

(Image Courtesy: https://www.simplilearn.com/data-science-vs-big-data-vs-data-analytics-article )

  • A Physicist as a consultant, work with clients, combining their data and analytics skills with business knowledge to find solutions. The job responsibilities include critically thinking and finding creative solutions to problems that may arise from the product development stage all the way to finished products ready for marketing , Performing data analysis and visualization, Conducting market research to determine product needs etc. to name a few.
  • A Physicist as an Energy Auditor identify and prioritize opportunities for energy savings through data analysis, visual inspection, and the use of various diagnostic tools. It involves visually inspecting the exterior of the home, looking for clues of energy waste, ventilation, or drainage problems.
  • There are many other options like Meteorologist, Econophysicist, Patent officer, to be explored.

So, just take a deep breath and dive into the ocean of knowledge. Physics is such a subject that will open the doorways to conventional as well as out of the box career opportunities. In this digital age, we are experiencing changes very fast and very frequent. Similarly, job opportunities will also keep on changing. But as long as you have an expertise to contribute, you will always be relevant. So, expand your horizon, think beyond the usual and take a chance. That’s the only way you will make a contribution towards society.

Physics develops a critical and analytic mind which can flourish in any career prospect. Who knows what’s awaiting for you in future! From a world renowned Physicist likePeter Higgs(Higg’s Boson named after)or Roger Penrose or Steven Wienberg, to one of the richest entrepreneur of the world Elon Musk, From a applied Physicist (more of a magician!) like LeneHau who reportedly made the light wave vanish and then made it reappear elsewhere, to a musician and actor turned into a Particle Physicist like Brian Cox, the possibilities are endless, just waiting to be explored…

 

 

The Domain of Pharmacy- Learning Areas and Career Opportunities

History of Pharmacy

India is rich in traditional and indigenous knowledge from the ancient times. Traditional healers used to extract medicines from different sources like vegetable, animal and mineral for curing various diseases. Traditional medicines were prepared empirically by few experienced persons and the traditional knowledge of that medicinal system was usually kept secret within a family. However, the scientific methods of standardization of the drugs were lacking. The western or the so-called Allopathic system came into India with the British traders who later became the rulers. Under British rule, this system got state patronage. At that time, it was meant for the ruling race only. Later, it descended to the people and became popular by the close of 19th century. 

Pharmacy education in India was initiated by Portuguese in 1842 while degree program in pharmacy was first started in 1937 at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. To practice as a pharmacist in India, one needs at least a Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm), which is awarded after only 2 years and 3 months of completing the course. These diploma-trained pharmacists are the mainstay of pharmacy practice. The higher degrees like Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm), Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) and Ph. D degrees were also taught in various universities and colleges throughout India. There has been a surge in the number of institutions offering pharmacy degrees at various levels and a practice-based Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degree program was started in some private institutions in 2008.

 

Importance of Pharmacy

Pharmacy plays a vital role in production, distribution and research for new drugs and in the spreading out of related knowledge. Pharmacists are the principal resource to patients and other health professionals in assuring the appropriate use of medications and achieving optimal therapeutic outcomes from the same. In order to fulfill these requirements, a dynamic, comprehensive and challenging curriculum must be the basis for an up-to-date and modern pharmaceutical education including the following areas of study: physical, chemical, biological, biomedical sciences, clinical and pharmaceutical practice with special aspects related to ethics, health care organizations, professional issues and communication skills. Pharmacists are health professionals who dispense medications, advice patients regarding the use of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. They are also commonly known as druggists or chemists. They play a significant role in helping people get the best results from their medications as they are familiar with the medicinal ingredients and related cautions. People approach pharmacists for any health-related queries, what to do in case of a missed dose and what effect foods, drinks, drugs or activities can have on the medication. Basically, they are the experts in medicine and everything related to the use of medicines. If this is something that excites the students, then pursuing a course in pharmacy is a good option for the science students. So, a qualified and experienced pharmacist would be involved in the research and development of drugs, manufacturing of drugs, marketing and dispensing of drugs and so on. In India, the patients need to rely on the prescriptions of a doctor. Yet, the drug stores would serve as semi-clinics to address general health issues. The latest development in pharmacy would be the emerging use of data analysis in various business operations. Data science has a crucial role to play in the process of making drugs, analyzing them, prescribing them and distributing them. So, modern pharmacists need to learn and adapt to the latest technology to beat the competition.

Learning Areas in Pharmacy

The pharmaceutical education includes a mix of theory, practical classes, examinations and compulsory industrial/hospital training depending on the course selected. The eligibility for admission in various pharmacy related diploma/undergraduate courses is higher secondary (10+2) with science subject. A variety of pharmacy degree programs are offered in India like Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm), Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm), Master of Science in Pharmacy [MS (Pharm)], Master of Technology in Pharmacy [MTech (Pharm)], Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D), and Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (PhD). All the pharmacy courses are regulated by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi. All the institutes/universities running the pharmacy courses should be affiliated to Pharmacy Council of India. The eligibility and duration of the courses are depicted in the following figure:

  • Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharm)

A student after completion of D. Pharm can be employed as a registered pharmacist in community pharmacy (medical store/chemists and druggists) or a hospital pharmacy. D. Pharm is the minimum qualification to practice pharmacy or for dispensing of prescriptions. After completion of the course, the candidates may also open their own drug store or can be employed as medical representative. They may also pursue B. Pharm by taking lateral entry to the second year in B. Pharm on a merit basis.

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm)

B. Pharm is a 4-year course required for those who focus to work in the pharmaceutical industries. The course includes academic and practical training along with theoretical subjects. In B. Pharm, the students undergo practical training (internship) in a pharmaceutical industry. A student after completion of B. Pharm can be employed as a registered pharmacist in community pharmacy (medical store/ chemists and druggists) or a hospital pharmacy. After completion of the course, the candidates may be employed in various pharmaceutical industries in production, quality control and research. They can start their career in pharmacovigilance. The main four subjects included in D. Pharm and B. Pharm are pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy which are known as pillars of pharmacy. In pharmacology, students learn about the study of how a drug affects the biological system and how the body responds to the drug while pharmaceutics deals with the process of turning a new chemical entity or old drugs into a medication that can be used safely and effectively by the patients. Pharmacognosy is the study of medicines or crude drugs produced from natural sources such as plants, microbes, minerals and animals while pharmaceutical (medicinal) chemistry is concerned with the design (drug design) and synthesis of biologically active molecules. There are many other subjects associated with these four subjects.

  • Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm)

A B. Pharm candidate is eligible to do M. Pharm by qualifying the competitive exam, Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT). The duration of M. Pharm is 2 years. The various specializations in M. Pharm are pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy and phytochemistry, pharmaceutical biotechnology, regulatory affairs, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance.

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D)

Pharm D is a professional doctorate in the pharmacy where significant clinical education is provided for the safe and effective use of drugs. It is a 6-year doctorate level course with five years of academic study and one year of internship or residency. It includes the important subjects related to community pharmacy, clinical toxicology, pharmacotherapeutics, clinical research, hospital pharmacy and pharmaceutical care.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (PhD)

A master degree is required to gain admission to a doctoral program (PhD). A candidate can do his doctoral studies in pharmaceutical sciences on the basis of his specialization in M. Pharm. Student can also pursue their PhD degree from many research organizations.

Career Opportunities in Pharmacy

Pharmacy programs provide a solid foundation in biomedical sciences and prepare individuals for a wide range of career options. The different prospects of pharmacy are as follows:

 

  • Hospital Pharmacist

A candidate with minimum D. Pharm qualification can be employed in both central and state government hospitals as hospital pharmacist. They may also be placed in various private hospitals like Apollo, Narayana Health, Manipal Hospital, etc. as hospital pharmacists.

  • E-commerce Pharmacist

There are many e-commerce pharmacy companies like Medlife, Netmeds, PharmEasy, SastaSundar, 1mg, etc. Day after day, internet users are increasing in India. So, the online pharmacy stores are also increasing to fulfill customer’s needs. So, e-commerce pharmacist is going to be a big pharmacy career option. There is a big demand for online executive pharmacists. Any pharmacy degree holder like D. Pharm, B. Pharm, M. Pharm, Pharm D are eligible for these jobs.

  • Industrial Pharmacist

In big industries like Coal India, Ambuja Cement, etc. there are medical or health centers where pharmacists are required. Any pharmacy degree holder like D. Pharm, B. Pharm, M. Pharm, Pharm D are eligible for these jobs.

  • Pharmaceutical Marketing

Pharmaceutical marketing refers to the marketing of drugs by private and public organizations to doctors, clinicians and consumers. Candidates with any pharmacy degree may be appointed as Medical Representative or Area Sales Manager in these companies.

  • Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical production or manufacturing industry is a big platform for pharmacy students to get jobs. In India, there are various pharmaceutical production hubs at Sikkim, Gujrat, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, etc. Pharmacy graduates are eligible to work in industries in various departments like storage, production, quality control, quality assurance, etc.

  • Pharmacovigilance

Clinical research is one of the most important areas of the clinical field. So, there is a good job opportunity for pharmacists. There are various divisions like pharmacovigilance, drug safety, adverse event management, etc. There are various service-based IT companies like Cognizant, Wipro, TCS, etc. Pharmacy graduates are eligible to work in these areas.

  • Drug Inspector

A drug inspector is a professional in the field of pharmacy who is an expert in monitoring and executing efficiency, safety, quality and usefulness of drugs from the production stage to the final i.e. selling stage. Candidates having minimum B. Pharm degree are eligible for these posts.

  • Pharmacy Shop
    1. Starting own medicine shop- A candidate having pharmacy degree (D. Pharm or B. Pharm) can open his own pharmacy shop.
    2. Starting franchisee medicine shop- There are a lot of pharmacy retail chain companies like Apollo Pharmacy, MedPlus Pharmacy, Netmeds Pharmacy, etc. They are finding for franchisee partners. Students can apply for that franchisee. For this business, students just need a shop, a drug license, and 5 to 10 lakh rupees of investment. This is one of the growing fields in pharmacy retail sector.

 

  • Academician in Pharmaceutical Institutions

Candidates with M. Pharm/PhD are eligible for the position of Assistant Professor in private or government pharmacy colleges or institutes.

  • Research Fellowships

If students are interested in innovation or want to do research on drugs or drug delivery systems, then they can go for research fellowships. Students should be GPAT (Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test) qualified or NET (National Eligibility Test) qualified. Students can get a good amount of stipend from the government of India. Various pharmaceutical companies are waiting for eligible pharmacy students for research and development jobs.

  • Research Positions

Candidates having M. Pharm or PhD degree are eligible to apply for the post of research scientist in government/private research and development organizations. B. Pharm degree holders may be employed for the research assistant posts.

  • Working with the Journal Publishers

There are a lot of medical and drug research journal publishing organizations. They want journal writers and editors. This is a good pharmacy career for students having good writing skills (applicable for B. Pharm, M. Pharm or PhD).

  • Writing Healthcare Articles

If students have a clear knowledge of medicinal or drug related topics and if they have good writing skills, then they can go for the job of medical and health content writer. Students (B. Pharm) can apply to companies like Cognizant, Omics International, etc.

AU SMARTLABS: The new initiative in making in-house virtual labs for the students of Adamas University in this ‘New Normal’

Why are virtual labs essential for the “New Normal”?

Coronavirus (COVID‐19) disease is an emerging situation that brought challenges to all sectors, including academia and research since 2020. In different lab based papers/practical, undergraduate and postgraduate students have been affected significantly due to the recent laboratory closures. Experiments have been suspended for long causing extreme stress to the students. In this crisis situation, virtual laboratory would be a powerful educational tool that can enable students to conduct experiments at the comfort of their home. An excellent opportunity to engage students with technology and in parallel to avoid unforeseen disruptions, as happened recently due to pandemic. Virtual labs are simulated learning environments that allow students to complete laboratory experiments online and explore concepts and theories without stepping into a physical science laboratory. Students can try out lab techniques for the first time and become more familiar with different lab equipment that might otherwise be inaccessible. Through interactive videos and animations, students can explore the practical experiments in virtual mode.

 

Advantages in making Virtual Labs:

  • Student will be able to conduct the same experiment several times in virtual mode according his/her ability to absorb the information even he/she is absent due to some unavoidable circumstances.
  • Virtual labs can be used to help you as a teacher explain complex theoretical concepts. A visual, immersive experience can make it easier for students to get to grips with complex concepts, such as the composition of DNA.
  • Help the faculties to cover all aspects of the course curriculum with practical applications and help the student understand all the points of the course curriculum.
  • Help students and teachers study and prepare laboratory experiments at any time and place.
  • Help the teacher to evaluate students electronically and easily to guide them and follow their progress in conducting experiments.

What we are doing in Adamas University?

Adamas University has already implemented AU SmartLabs since 2020. SmartLab’s virtual lab simulations allow students to work through real-life case stories, interact with lab equipment, perform experiments and learn with theory and quiz questions.

Figure 1: Mode vs Interaction availability diagram

The SmartLabs creation is done by login to WordPress which is an open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and paired with a MySQL database. Every new content can be added to it through a H5P plugin mode.

We can design the entire virtual lab contents by incorporating following components sequentially:

  • Course Presentation:

This component can be used for making slides. Course presentations contain slides where one can add various multimedia- and interactive elements to engage the learner.

  • Interactive Video:

This component can be used for making videos which can have interactive content. Interactive video content type allows one to add interactions on top of video clips. Interactions such as images, elaborating text, links and quizzes pop up while the learner watches the video. We can upload a video file (preferably in WebM format and 480p resolution) into H5P for creating interactive videos.

  • MCQ interaction:

This component can be used for creating Multiple Questions which will popup while a video or presentation is running. Multiple Choice questions can have a single or multiple correct options per question.

  • Branching scenario:

Branching can be used for creating dilemma-based learning, where the result or the outcome will be dependent on the choices which were taken by the user. It is used to make learning materials that branch to different paths based on user’s answers/choice.

Figure 2: In the branching scenario, each path can take the user to a different timeline or can later be merged or looped to the original timeline.

 

  • Fill in the Blanks interaction:

This component can be used for making slides. Course presentations contain slides where one can add various multimedia- and interactive elements to engage the learner.

 

  • Image hotspot interaction:

This component can be used for making videos which can have interactive content. Interactive video content type allows one to add interactions on top of video clips. Interactions such as images, elaborating text, links and quizzes pop up while the learner watches the video. We can upload a video file (preferably in WebM format and 480p resolution) into H5P for creating interactive videos.

 

By implementing SmartLabs we aim to:

  • Refresh students’ knowledge before teaching new material
  • Provide a pre-lab exercise
  • Provide lab work to courses with no existing lab component
  • Facilitate online learning
  • Deliver a post-lab exercise

Important links for SmartLabs content creation:

ComponentsLinks
 Course Presentation  interactionhttps://h5p.org/tutorial-course-presentation
Interactive video interactionhttps://h5p.org/tutorial-interactive-video
Branching Scenariohttps://h5p.org/tutorial-branching-scenario
MCQ interactionhttps://h5p.org/tutorial-multichoice-question
Single choice set interactionhttps://h5p.org/documentation/content-author-guide/tutorials-for-authors/single-choice-set

Drag the words

 

https://h5p.org/documentation/content-author-guide/tutorials-for-authors/drag-the-words
Image hotspot interactionhttps://h5p.org/tutorial-image-hotspots
Summary interactionhttps://h5p.org/tutorial-summary
Fill in the Blanks interactionhttps://h5p.org/tutorial-fill-in-the-blanks
Dialog cards interactionhttps://h5p.org/tutorial-dialog-cards
Drag and drop interactionhttps://h5p.org/tutorial-drag-and-drop-question

Below is the one example of SmartLab has been prepared by Dr. Rajib Majumder from School of Life Science & Biotechnology, Adamas University

Experiment 1: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and data interpretation:

http://ivideo.adamasuniversity.ac.in/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=h5p_embed&id=105