e-Yantra Symposium

eYS

Objectives of e-Yantra Symposium:
  • Bring together colleges which have established e-Yantra labs through the e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) for discussions and seminars on how to turn these labs into Innovation Hubs.
  • Provide a platform for showcasing student/research projects that were executed in the e-Yantra labs at these colleges.
  • Discuss with stakeholders e-Yantra’s plans to engage with the e-Yantra family of colleges in future.



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eYS - 2019


This year’s e-Yantra Symposium achieves a seven-year track record of running a massive (MHRD-funded) National Robotics outreach program. On display are the finals of two of its major student-facing initiatives: the e-Yantra Robotics Competition (eYRC-2018) and e-Yantra Ideas Competition (eYIC-2019). The e-Yantra Symposium is an attempt to reach out to industry, where the team presented its model for academia-industry engagement using the 352 labs it has established. From these colleges, student teams along with their teacher mentors participated in e-Yantra Ideas Competition (eYIC-2019). This year, we received a large number of ideas and have shortlisted 64 ideas for Regional Finals held at Coimbatore, Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Vadodara and Noida - to demonstrate the project.

Amongst these shortlisted ideas, 21 idea proposals were selected for demonstration in the National Finals at IIT Bombay. This competition ensures that the labs established through the e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) are used and innovative projects are executed using the robots and accessories in the labs.

Following the panel discussion were talks in an inspirational vein for the 250+ finalists and the nearly 60 teachers being hosted at IIT Bombay.

As a part of eYS-2019, stimulating talks and panel discussions were highlighted.

Highlights

eYS - 2018


The family of e-Yantra has grown to over 280 colleges. From these colleges, student teams along with their teacher mentors participated in e-Yantra Ideas Competition (eYIC-2017). This year, we received a large number of ideas and have shortlisted 42 ideas for Regional Finals held at Coimbatore, Ernakulum, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Noida - to demonstrate the project.

Amongst these shortlisted ideas, 22 idea proposals were selected for demonstration in the National Finals at IIT Bombay. This competition ensures that the labs established through the e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) are used and innovative projects are executed using the robots and accessories in the labs.

The e-Yantra Symposium (eYS-2018) scheduled on March 24, 2018. We had exciting sessions this year for the Symposium. It was a three days event along with the National Finals of e-Yantra Robotics competition (eYRC-2017) and e-Yantra Ideas Competition (eYIC-2018).

As a part of eYS-2018, stimulating talks by eminent speakers and panel discussions were highlighted.

As a part of eYS-2018, stimulating talks and panel discussions were highlighted.

Highlights

eYS - 2017


The family of e-Yantra has grown to over 233 colleges. From these colleges, student teams along with their teacher mentors participated in e-Yantra Ideas Competition (eYIC-2017). This year, we received a large number of ideas and have shortlisted 48 ideas for Regional Finals held at Bangalore, Coimbatore, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune - to demonstrate the project. Amongst these shortlisted ideas, 16 idea proposals were selected for demonstration in the National Finals at symposium at IIT Bombay. This competition ensures that the labs established through the e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) are used and innovative projects are executed using the robots and accessories in the labs.

As a part of eYS-2017, stimulating talks and panel discussions were highlighted.

Highlights

eYS - 2016


The family of e-Yantra has grown to over 153 colleges.From these colleges student teams along with their teacher mentors participated in e-Yantra Ideas Competition (eYIC-2016) and won exciting prizes and awards. 181 ideas were received out of which 44 were short-listed for implementation. Out of these 44, 11 viable ideas were selected for the e-Yantra exhibition. This competition ensures that the labs established through the e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) are used and innovative projects are executed using the robots and accessories in the labs.

Also, teachers who completed TBT-2015 Challenge and eYRTC-2015 won exciting prizes and awards.

As a part of eYS-2016, interesting activities and talks were conducted which are highlighted below:

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eYS - 2015


In eYS-2014, 16 Mumbai University colleges along with 35 colleges from different regions of the country participated and 11 student projects in the field of Embedded systems and Robotics were exhibited.

Since then the e-Yantra family has grown to over 100 colleges. To provide a fair opportunity to all these colleges to exhibit their projects during eYS-2015, e-Yantra Ideas Competition (eYIC-2015) was launched. The student teams along with their teacher mentors participated for selection in eYS-2015 and won exciting prizes and awards. 104 ideas were received out of which 30 were short-listed for implementation. Out of these 30, 11 viable ideas were selected for the e-Yantra exhibition.

This competition ensures that the labs established through the e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) are used and innovative projects are executed using the robots and accessories in the labs.

eYS - 2014


In eYS-2014, several interesting student projects from 16 Mumbai colleges, where Robotics labs have been established under the e-yantra project were showcased. Some of them are: Potholes & pitfalls spotter, Automated Loading Based System, Bomb Diffuser Robot, Garbage Separator Robot with smart alert system and Soldier Assistance Robot, etc.

The e-Yantra Robotics Teachers Competition, eYRTC was also organized for the first time on the 10th & 11th of April 2014. A total of 35 teacher teams had participated in the competition out of which 11 teams made to the final rounds. The theme for the competition was 'Mine Sweeper'.