One of the major challenges faced by a rapidly growing economy like India is creating innovative engineers to solve problems unique to our environment and making them industry-ready. Embedded systems as a subject is interdisciplinary, increasingly popular, and has a wide range of applications, making it an ideal subject for sparking innovation and creative thinking in young students.
E-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative is one such sustainable approach that addresses infrastructure creation and teacher training to create an ecosystem at colleges to impart effective engineering education. GHRU faculty Dr. Kevin Gawali, Dean School of Agriculture and Mrs Sonia .H. Bajaj, Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering attended the two-day workshop on “ Introduction to Robotics” as the first phase of training through E-Yantra lab Set-up initiative(eLSI) held at IIT, Powai, Mumbai on 8th & 9th Dec 2017. E-Yantra Lab Setup is an initiative of the e-Yantra project - sponsored by the National Mission for Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India to promote robot enhanced education at engineering colleges. The workshop aimed at familiarizing with micro-controller programming knowledge and basic concepts in embedded systems & robotics. The training session was trailed by further imparting the knowledge through hands-on experiments with micro-controller AT-Mega2560. The eLSI model is designed keeping in mind that a trained and empowered teacher along with the necessary infrastructure can produce many batches of students who are enthusiastic learners and innovative thinkers.