Alva’s engineering students win prize in eYRC-2017

10:56 AM, Saturday, March 31st, 2018

alwas-clgMangaluru: A team of four students from Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology (AIET), Mijar, won the second prize in the sixth edition of National-level e-Yantra Robotics Competition (eYRC-2017) held at IIT Bombay from March 22 to 24.

The students, Rohan D’Souza, Chethak, Arun Kumar and Deepika from the eighth semester Electronics and Communication Engineering, qualified for the finals after successfully completing three rounds.

The competition, spanning over six months, attracted a registration of 23,728 students from 508 colleges across the country. AIET was one among the top 35 teams to go through to the finals. In its chosen project named ‘Feeder-Weeder’ that comprised automated farming systems, AIET bagged the second prize.

e-Yantra is a project sponsored by MHRD through the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) to spread effective Embedded Systems and Robotics education at Engineering/ Science/ Polytechnic colleges across the country. eYRC is a unique annual competition for undergraduate students of such colleges.The students were mentored by Assistant Professor Santhosh S.

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