Embedded systems and Robotics are subjects that involve multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving with an emphasis on hands-on experiments. Due to lack of infrastructure - robotics labs to execute projects, or trained teachers to mentor projects - engineering students in India do not get the benefits of hands-on experience. e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative is designed by IIT Bombay as a scalable and sustainable approach that addresses infrastructure creation and teacher training to create an ecosystem at colleges to impart effective engineering education. The G H Raisoni University (GHRU) proudly inaugurated its e-Yantra laboratory on 20th December, 2018. E-Yantra – a project of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - is a flagship initiative by Ministry of Human Resource Development through the National Mission on Education through ICT to spread embedded systems and Robotics education in colleges across India. The Government initiative is run under the collaborative guidance of Embedded and Real Time System Lab (ERTS-lab). The E-Yantra lab installed at GHRU is working with the Students and Faculty of Computer science dept. in collaboration with the Agricultural Science and Pharmacy Dept. in creating Robots to ease down their field work.
Under DAE-Societal Initiated ‘AKRUTI’ Programme, the technology deployment exclusively in rural sector is offered in the form of technology package called AKRUTI Tech Pack consisting of technologies and technical consultancy service at an affordable price. The objective of this initiative is to encourage rural centric techno-entrepreneurship at all levels in society, with emphasis on inclusive rural development.
On 14th of September 2018, GHRU (GH Raisoni University) and BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre) entered into an Agreement that enabled the University to procure technologies from BARC for social purposes through BARC’s AKRUTI-KRUTIK-FORCE Programme. While GHRU has initiated the project of adopting five villages with an aim to transform them for better under its Cillage AHEAD programme. Programme aims to create structured and scalable network of technology nodes in rural areas providing easy access to modern technologies to all villagers in their own villages.