Inauguration of Robotics Lab
30th July, 2019
K.R. Mangalam University
A new e-Yantra Robotics Lab in collaboration with IIT Bombay, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), by Government of India has been set up and inaugurated on 30th July, 2019 at K.R. Mangalam University, Gurugram.
The valedictory function started with the lamp lighting ceremony by the Vice Chancellor of KRMU, Prof. Aditya Malik, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Anita Sharma and eminent scientist CV Raman Chair Prof. Krishan Lal. Prof. Malik inaugurated the lab by Ribbon Cutting ceremony and opening the signage of “e-Yantra Lab”. He addressed the audience on the need of this e-Yantra Robotics Lab; an initiative taken by the KRMU management and the leadership. He shared his vision on creating sustainable ecosystems in which students are made to think, ‘play’ with the robots, be able to execute projects and enhance their entrepreneurial skills in embedded systems and Robotics.
He also appreciated the faculty from e-yantra team for achieving grand success while conquering all the challenges in a stipulated time frame. He distributed robotics kits and certificates on attaining Grade A to Ms. Puja Acharya, Ms. Charu Singh, Dr. Rajni Gautam and Dr. Ajay Kumar. KRMU achieved 4th rank in India with cash awards.
The e-Yantra encourages hands-on projects through “Project Based Learning methodology” and to help students in implementing applications on the robot in a step-by-step manner, guiding them through the various steps in the project implementation life cycle.
Professor Kavi Arya from IIT Bombay who is the Principal Investigator for the e-Yantra project concluded the ceremony while talking about this project and said “The e-Yantra, project born out of IIT-Bombay Computer Science teaching practice, uses a homegrown robot to train students and teachers in Project Based Learning and motivates students through a National e-Yantra Robotics Competition (eYRC) to grow and promote an ecosystem by setting up infrastructure and training for teachers in colleges, universities and neighboring countries like Bhutan through the e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI), and crafting centers of innovation to encourage interdisciplinary skills and hands on training”.
The inaugural function concluded on a very enthusiastic note and brought cheers to the team.