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CHENNAI, September 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

Good News for Frogs and Schools

Following on the heels of the University Grants Commission (UGC) announcement, requiring schools and colleges in India to phase out animal dissection in favour of computer simulations, PETA India (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has offered to sponsor virtual frog dissection software for science laboratories that are ready to start replacing dissection with a more humane, digital alternative.

“Countless frogs and other animals are killed for dissection, even though non-animal methods for teaching biology are far superior,” says PETA India Science Policy Adviser, Dr Chaitanya Koduri. “PETA India is eager to help universities and schools take the lead in teaching biology using humane, modern methods,” he further added. 

In order to help educational institutions make this transition, PETA India has tied up with Emantras, the makers of the multiple award-winning Virtual Frog Dissection software (http://www.frogvirtualdissection.com).

PETA India will sponsor the cost of purchasing Virtual Frog Dissection software to science classrooms for schools that are willing to offer student dissection choice policy or replace animal dissection with humane alternatives.

Designed for biological and scientific accuracy, Virtual Frog Dissection provides a realistic, virtual simulation of the actual specimen, along with a full set of dissection instruments including pins, scalpel, marker, and forceps. Step-by-step instructions and 3D views provide complete imaging of the frog anatomy, helping learners visualise internal organs effectively.

Recognised as the Best Science app by the IEAR, Virtual Frog Dissection has also won the Mark Twain's Ethical Science Award and has been graded as “A” by Wired Educator who also commented, “Best Science app we have ever reviewed. Should be in every science classroom.”

Emantras Virtual Frog Dissection software is available for desktops, laptops, Macs, iPads, netbooks and interactive whiteboards. “Virtual Frog Dissection is very popular amongst teachers and students around the world, with several schools adopting the software either as a replacement or as a supplement to lab dissections,” said Sesh Kumar, CEO of Emantras. “We are very pleased that PETA India has chosen to recommend our product for schools and colleges in India to use for learning,” he added.

For more information on how you can get this software in your science class for free, visit http://www.petaindia.com/features/Educators-Get-Free-Virtual-Dissection-Software.aspx or email ChaitanyaK(@)petaindia(dot)org with your name, institution and request for Emantras Virtual Frog Dissection software.

About Emantras Interactive Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Emantras is an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences and effective knowledge delivery, through award-winning digital and mobile solutions. Emantras believes in the progress of humanity through learning and has focused its initiatives to bring learning to the 21st century, using technology to deliver. Founded in the year 2000 with the vision to educate through technology, the company provides training, education and work flow solutions for academic institutions, publishers and Fortune 500 corporations such as IKEA, Lufthansa, Nokia, Siemens, Raytheon, FLVS (Florida Learning Virtual School), Pearson and Cengage.

For more information visit: http://www.emantras.com

About PETA India

PETA India was launched in January 2000, and operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment. PETA India believes in educating policymakers and the public about animal abuse and promoting an understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect.

For more information visit: http://www.petaindia.com/

Primary Media Contact: Nicola Zacherena, Nicola.zs@emantras.com, 91-44-42169464

Secondary Media Contact: Kamakshi Srinivasan, kamakshi@emantras.com, 91-44-43934128

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