Alva's engineering students win prize in eYRC-2017
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.