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VR program

Welcome to Virtual Reality Course

Industry partner:Facebook School of Innovation

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A Unique Opportunity for University Students

School of Innovation India aims to foster future talent in emerging technologies and bring cutting edge technologies to India for ambitious students. We recognize that the students enrolled in university programmes, across disciplines are very keen to learn emerging technologies provided they have guidance, especially from the Industry.

Towards this end, we launched VR 201, a beginner-level VR Open Elective course at Sastra University, taken by 39 students across 7 departments during Jan-April 2019. After completing VR 201 for Sastra university students, we have now expanded the VR course into 3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level of learning. VR course is being rolled out in a phased manner at Sastra University in the upcoming July-Dec 2019 semester.

2 Partner Universities

Sastra University
Hindustan University

Course Crew

Head Coach, XR Developer and Consultant: Pratham Sehgal

Pratham Sehgal

Head Coach

XR Developer and Consultant,
Mixed Media Labs

Coach, Sastra University: Madhav Nair

Madhav Nair

Coach, Sastra University

XR Developer,
Odyn Reality

Coach, Hindustan University: Abhiram A

Abhiram A


Technical Officer - XR,
Kerala Startup Mission

Course Faculty Coordinator: Bharathy C

Bharathy C

Course Faculty Coordinator, Sastra University

Assistant Professor, School of Computing,
SASTRA University

Course Faculty Coordinator: Dr Ramya M.M

Dr Ramya M.M

Course Faculty Coordinator, Hindustan University

Professor, Centre for Automation & Robotics

Course Manager: Reena Singh

Reena Singh

Course Manager,

Industry-Academia Liaison Manager - SV.CO

Teaching Assistants


Virtual Reality Course Pathway

VR 401 roadmap

VR 101

This course is aimed to introduce the students to the concepts and development of Virtual Reality primarily based on Unity. It is a self-paced, completely online course, with an average completion duration of 7-10 days.

Prerequisite: None


The students are expected to understand the basics of VR, jargons of VR industry and usage of Unity game engine in VR application development.

VR 201

Beginner level VR course

This is a beginner course on VR. It focuses on introducing the students to learn about Virtual Reality and skills required to become a Unity VR developer.

Prerequisite:  VR 101 (optional)


Through this course, the students are expected to get beginner level skills in the basics of VR development on Oculus platform and Unity development which includes wireframing, level designing and C# programming.

VR 301

Intermediate level VR course

The objective of this course is to advance the students in their knowledge of Virtual Reality by helping them build a VR application on the Oculus platform, thereby making their career VR ready.

Prerequisite: VR 201


Through this course, the students are expected to get intermediate skills in VR development on the Oculus platform and Unity development (Wireframing/Storyboarding, Level Designing, C# Programming) along with a deeper understanding of making VR as a career option.

VR 401

Advanced level VR course

This course addresses the advanced concepts of VR specifically currently relevant in the industry. Students will build a production grade application on themes and problem statements coined by the industry.

Prerequisite: VR 301


Through this course, the students are expected to get advanced skills in VR development on the Oculus platform and Unity development.

School of VR blueprint

Virtual Reality Open Program

Along with university integration, a 6-month open VR program was conducted between August 2018 to February 2019. A total of 10 teams were selected from across the India out of 1194 applications. This program culminated in a demo-day on February 23, 2019 where the selected 10 teams got an opportunity to showcase their product to the Facebook/industry panel.


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Startup Village Collective (SV.CO) is a group of engineers,artists, designers, scientists, technology founders, organisations, governments (city, state, national and international) who have come together with a mission to build a world class learning environment on the Internet for students to build products.

Teams with commercial success join startup incubators, accelerators, angel funds and teams with engineering success get great jobs in startups or go for higher studies.

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Facebook is already involved with SV.CO as the Official Silicon Valley Host Partner along with City of Menlo Park and US Embassy in India and hosted the largest contingent of Indian students founders to visit Silicon Valley in June 2017.

Facebook with its interest to nurture future talent in India, is partnering with SV.CO to take the School of Innovation to the students to understand the potential of cutting edge technologies, build products, demo to industry leaders and perhaps also launch to customers.

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