ICT ENABLED CLASSROOMS
Education infrastructure includes suitable spaces to learn. This is one of the most basic elements necessary to ensure access to education for all. Families and communities expect formal education and structured learning to take place in classrooms that have been designed for safety and comfort. Moreover making a classroom interactive and stimulating is key to making it a successful learning environment. Quality teaching and learning being the objective of academics is heavily focused by integrating IT based tools in the class rooms itself. The facility of internet and the overhead projectors facilitate the process of teaching learning along with white boards and display boards for in-room teaching. But access of course materials through remote devices like online digital repositories for lectures (Google class room),course materials, and digital library, online academic management systems, employing the flipped classroom concept, making use of handheld computers/ tablet computers, is the need of the hour and DAVIM has adopted these IT based teaching learning concept.
Separate Computer labs are arranged as per the programs and subject areas for both undergraduate and post graduate courses. All labs are networked with LAN on star topology (with 16 port hubs) and LCDs. These labs are well equipped with Licensed Software for teaching subjects (as per university norms). Labs are equipped with printers to help students take printouts after completing their assignments. Advanced lab is equipped with microphones, speakers, webcams also to facilitate English language learning software and screen cast videos of DAVIM faculty. It also has internet facility on all computers for online tests of IIT Bombay Spoken Tutorials and video conferencing.
GYAN GANGA (LIBRARY)
Continued excellence of DAVIM students and their University positions are exemplary and are mainly accomplished by the strength and support of library which is well organized, systematic, equipped with latest content both in physical as well as electronic form. “Vidya Library Management Software” is the really helpful tool used as Library Management Software. VLMS is a Web based system which is having user friendly interface, reliability, easy to customize, wide range features, and gives high level of security. Staff and students may access book availability 24/7 from anywhere. Computers of all the four library halls are well connected with Local Area Network (Star topology).The library is well equipped with more than 50,000 books, 55 periodical national and international journals, 39 weekly/monthly magazines both in physical as well as electronic form.
BOOK BANK : DAVIM maintains a book bank in library where every student can get the books issued on returnable basis for each semester. SANGRAH (The Collection): The institute has departmental libraries in addition to the main library from where the students can have access to additional resources.
DELNET : ON-LINE RESOURCE REPOSITORY
DAVIM avails the services of DELNET, an online resource repository which provides an array of library services on-line. The faculty and students avail the services through library membership only. DELNET collects, stores, and disseminates information besides offering computerized services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible. DELNET'S relentless efforts in resource sharing have proved extremely effective. It has contributed a lot towards the modernization of libraries in India. (Link to DELNET) Besides DELNET, the students and faculty can use the following facilities for easy access to information/content Search - On-line Public Access facility allows search based on title details, author details, and student details. This e-cataloguing is essential as well as important feature of quality tool for higher education. Information Board – Information Board is constantly updated with content to encourage students to read beyond their curriculum. Counter - Computerized circulation counter is made available to issue, return and renewal of books. Coordination –Coordination with faculty is both a constant and multidisciplinary approach adhered to by library department for its up gradation. The department interacts with faculty to continuously add new titles / new editions of journals, books, special references both for the syllabus and even beyond. It promotes the culture of Publisher – Faculty interaction wherein faculty can recommend complementary copies. The faculty members also work to publish their own books with updated content as per the requirement. This coordination is an important culture which has promoted and resulted in good publications and strengthened their instruction, research and disbursal of knowledge.
STAFF ROOM FACILITIES
Every Department / HODs and coordinators has been provided with computer with LAN / Internet facility. Depending upon the requirement, departments are provided with Printer / printer with scanner. This creates a complete networked system for quick information interchange.
Fully AC Auditorium is a big Hall with large stage and LCD projection facilitates with 250+ seating capacity. It is effectively used for inter college programs, students’ presentations, induction programs of new entrants, farewell, environment awareness programs, FDPs and for national as well as international conferences.
YOJNA (CONFERENCE ROOM)
Fitted with OHP and wi-fi, this room is available for group talks, sessions of visiting companies for training and recruitment and Group discussions and mock sessions for preparing students for interviews. This room is equipped with the suitable furniture to hold interviews of students as well as small group meetings of faculty.