Atharva college of Engineering has set up a state-of the-art iMac Lab consisting of 20 iMacs, an iPad and an Apple TV. The lab aims to equip the young graduates in various domains that drives the digital world like mobile computing, multimedia, cloud computing etc.,
The lab has been set up to impart knowledge of Apple technologies in budding professionals and give them a hands-on experience on the incredibly powerful Mac OS X operating system. It will enable students to get accustomed to the versatile applications of Mac and iOS. The vast variety of applications of Apple will foster their creativity and provide a platform for them to come up with ground-breaking projects.
Mobile Computing: The rapid proliferation of mobile devices combined with the demand for conti-nuous information access by consumers is creating exciting R&D and employment opportunities for the students in the field of mobile computing. New applications are being created daily for games, maps, medical applications, banks, media outlets – and the list goes on. With this lab, the institute plans to imbue high level of applied knowledge pertaining to mobile app design and devel-opment which will help the students interested in this field to launch a career as a mobile app de-veloper.
Multimedia: Mac is considered to be the superior choice by majority of media professionals. Graph-ics designing, animation, video/audio editing are few of the many areas where Apple remains un-paralleled. Power apps of Apple like Final Cut Pro, Mainstage, Logic, Aperture, iMovie, Garageband are tailored to meet the high demands of this rapidly-evolving field. At atharva iMac lab, students interested to advance in these fields are provided an environment to get equipped and achieve great accomplishment in their careers.
Teaching-learning: Apple is loaded with applications that highly aids the teaching-learning process like iBook Author, iTunesU, Screenflow etc., iTunesU is a free content repository, content mange-ment, and distribution service provided by Apple that allows faculty to build and distribute online course content (audio, video, and documents) using the Apple iTunes store. iBooks Author is a free app that helps teachers to make Multi-Touch books for iPad and Mac that covers content with video, audio, scrolling sidebars, even 3D objects.
Report on Atharva iMac Lab
Key features of Atharva iMac Lab:
- First private engineering college in Maharashtra to have a dedicated iMac Lab
- Apple authorized training and certifications
- Hands on experience with the Mac’s OS X and other applications.
- iDUP: Platform to develop and sell mobile Apps.
- Facility for Research & Development activities.
- Opportunity for students of various disciplines to develop innovative projects.
- Opportunity for students & faculties to use Mac-OS in Teaching-Learning process.