Awantipora: Two day workshop on `Introduction to Robotics’ at Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora concluded on Tuesday.
The workshop was organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IUST in collaboration with e-Yantra, a MHRD funded project under National Mission on Education through ICT to spread knowledge on Embedded Systems and Robotics in colleges across India. Under this project, IIT Bombay will facilitate different colleges and Universities of Kashmir valley to set up their own Embedded System and robotic labs.
The workshop was attended by 80 participants from different Universities, Degree Colleges and Polytechnics of the Valley.
During the workshop participants were exposed to latest technology in vogue, in the industry and participants developed their own hardware projects using software’s like AVR Studio 4, AVR Bootloader, WINAVR, Atmel Atudio 6, etc.
The technical workshop was complemented by a Principals meet, where in Principals and other important office bearers from Colleges and Universities across the Valley met the experts from e-Yantra, IIT Bombay to deliberate upon e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI), a program under which colleges are encouraged to setup their own embedded sytem and robotics labs.
In the concluding session, Prof A. R. Trag, Vice Chancellor IUST, expressed his satisfaction with the workshop and emphasized on the need of making such Collaborative workshops a routine for the benefit of students and faculty across the Valley. In his message, Prof. Trag praised the efforts of Department of Computer Science & Engineering for organising a workshop on such a scale. He also distributed free robotic kits among the participating colleges and assured them full support for enhancement of academic and research activities for welfare of students and Teacher.
Earlier, during the inaugural session held on 25-04-2016, Experts from IIT Bombay, Dr. Saraswati Krithivasan and Prof. Krithivasan Ramamrithan, deliberated at length about the various modalities of setting robotic labs in the colleges of Kashmir valley.