An E-Classroom,funded by the National Knowledge Network (NKN),was inaugurated by Dr R Chidambaram,Principal Scientific Adviser,Government of India,at IISER Mohali on Monday. The 1Gbps cyberway enabled by the NKN will be the fastest currently available link where researchers can collaborate and work on problems which require large data sharing in real time.
It would enable the use of high-end laboratory facilities in other labs over NKN where the time is booked and the experiments are executed remotely. The E-classroom will be used to run courses across institutions.
Dr Chidambaram in his lecture titled The need to work on difficult problems,stressed on how it is essential for groups of researchers to collaborate and work on difficult problems in crucial areas of health,medicine and agriculture,which will benefit society as a whole.
Prof N Sathyamurthy,Director,IISER Mohali,in his welcome address,updated the gathering about the spectacular progress made by IISER,Mohali in the first five years since the institute was established in August 2007.