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The finals of fourth IIT Bombay's eYantra Robotics Competition (eYRC), was held in the campus of the institute. The two-day event witnessed teams from across the country competing for the coveted prize and the opportunity to intern at IIT Bombay.
The e-Yantra project is sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, under the National Mission for Education through ICT, to provide hands-on learning infrastructure to students who have limited access to labs and mentors said an official release of the event.
The theme for this year's eYRC is 'Smart Services'. The competitors have to develop indigenous solutions using robotics for delivery services, hotel services, hazardous waste handling and emergency services.
“It aims to make students aware of how technology can be used to solve many problems that we face in our day-to-day lives and also provide a common platform to showcase their talent. Teams from engineering colleges in Mumbai, Mathura (UP), Shillong (Meghalaya), Nadiad (Gujarat), Shimoga (Karnataka), Kanyakumari and Erode (Tamil Nadu) are participating in the final leg of the competition,” said a spokesperson of the event.
"We want to create resources that will contribute to 'Make in India'. The project is setting up e-Yantra labs in engineering colleges across the country. If a college spends Rs 2 lakh on a laboratory and volunteer 4 teachers for this, e-Yantra trains the teachers and helps them set up a lab in 4 to 5 months," e-Yantra projects' Principal Investigator Kavi Arya said.