Introduction to Robotics by eLSI, IIT Bombay

DBCE Fatorda
12 Jan 2019
Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda

Fr Kinley D"Cruz, Dr Neena Panandikar with the staff and the e-Yantra team

The Department of Electronics & Telecommunication of Don Bosco College of Engineering (DBCE), Fatorda in association with e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI), IIT Bombay organized a Two Day Workshop on Introduction to Robotics for the teaching faculty in Goa and other neighboring states. The inaugural function was held on January 11, 2019 at the institute.

The inaugural began with lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries – Director Fr. Kinley D’Cruz, Principal Dr. Neena Panandikar, HOD Electronics and Telecommunication Department Prof. Michelle Viegas, e-Yantra Workshop Convenor Dr. Varsha Turkar, E-Yantra Coordinators Prof. Deron Rodrigues and Prof. Matilda Colaco, and resource persons Smita Gholkar- Assistant Project Manager, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay, and Vivek Sabanwar - Senior Project Technical Assistant, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay.

Dr. Panandikar welcomed everyone and in her message urged the participants to take maximum advantage, to get the doubts clarified and spread this knowledge to respective institutes.

Fr. Kinley D’Cruz addressed all the participants and stated that this workshop provides a very good platform to take off in ones career. There is guidance, freedom and an environment for teaching and learning. DBCE has introduced two initiatives from IIT Bombay, one being Remote Centre for IITB and second is the e-Yantra Laboratory under e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI). The purpose of which is to further education in India by thinking beyond, practically and to think differently.

The Overview of e-Yantra was through a live web session by Dr. Krishna Lala - Senior Project Manager, Core Team, e-Yantra. She expressed gratitude to the management of Don Bosco College of Engineering for hosting this workshop at their campus and for having faith in the e-Yantra project. She explained about the project in detail to all the participants. She elaborated on the initiatives taken up by them to train teachers and set up labs in their respective colleges. According to her this project is attaining popularity by word of mouth rather than self promotion. Prof. Mathilda Colaco thanked the e-Yantra Resource Persons, Management, e-Yantra Core Team and all the participants for being a part of this workshop.

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