KARACHI: The NED University of Engineering and Technology has introduced Pakistan’s first Virtual Reality Lab named “The Grid”. It is a Petroleum Engineering Department Alumni project and it is been funded by the alumni’s of NED university.

The Grid is a first of its kind Virtual Reality Lab alongside Media Center at a college's level in the nation. It recently launched its operations for students and faculty for shared learning relating to Virtual Reality and utilizing it to instruct engineers.  

The office as of now comprises of four VR stations equipped with innovative best in class gear incorporating VR headsets alongside remote controllers, a tablet-based media hub. The extra large screen permits one to impart the information from the tablet to everybody utilizing a Chromecast interface.

The lab gives backing to students and faculty in their work on simulations by means of Unity 3D, a well-known programming for different field work far and wide. The 360 Panoramic shots, shared by the Petroleum Engineering Department's graduated class working in oil fields, are helping students to get a first-hand experience of field work as though they are really there.

NED Lecturer, Mohsin Yousufi said that the media lab is not limited to the students of Petroleum Engineering and is open to everybody who need to make their simulations and test their projects. The lab has officially associated the graduated class to academics and graduated class are presently sending in 360 Panoramic shots to help students pick up an understanding into the field work.

He additionally said that he trusts that the lab will help staff in giving pragmatic information to students and giving training to engineers by receiving VR as an empowering agent device. With an aspiration to grow the lab and make it a play-area for engineers.

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