The aim of Virtual Labs is to enable university students to perform their required laboratory experiments using only a standard computer and Internet, thereby allowing sharing of costly equipment. It is a collection of ninety-one virtual laboratories containing hundreds of experiments in nine disciplines of science and engineering. Two types of virtual labs have been developed under this project:
a. Simulation Based Virtual Labs: The simulations are carried out remotely at a high-end server, and the results are communicated to the student over the internet.
b. Remote Triggered Virtual Labs: the actual experiments are triggered remotely. The output of the experiment (being conducted remotely) is communicated back to the student over the internet.
It is part of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) which aims at providing easily accessible and high quality education throughout India.