As part of the prestigious e-Yantra project, FISAT has set up a Nodal Centre of Excellence in Robotics and Internet of Things in collaboration with IIT Mumabi. Centre is envisioned to enable the Students and faculty from selected engineering institutions, in the area of Embedded system, Machine Learning, Robotics and Internet of things.
Project e-Yantra is an initiative to spread education in Embedded Systems and Robotics by IIT Bombay sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development through the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT).The goal is to create the next generation of (Embedded systems) engineers in India with a practical outlook to take on challenging problems and provide solutions.
e-Yantra Lab Setup Initiative (eLSI) is a college level program under which colleges are encouraged to set up robotics labs. It is designed as a scalable and sustainable approach that addresses infrastructure creation and teacher training – to create an eco-system at the colleges to impart effective engineering education. The selection of e yantra colleges will be based on the basic infrastructure and expertise of the faculty in Robotics and Embedded systems. FISAT is selected as the Nodal Centre that coordinates all the activities for the e-Yantra lab setup initiative in Kerala region. With this FISAT becomes the only college in Kerala selected by IIT Bombay and MHRD to co-ordinate all the three prestigious (Remote Centre-Ekalavya project, Resource Centre- Spoken Tutorial project & Nodal Centre- Eyantra project) projects.Through this initiative, the students of FISAT will get an opportunity to get trained by the veteran professors in Embedded Systems and Robotics from IIT Bombay.
The Centre is inaugurated by Mr. Dinesh P Thampi, Country Head, and VP, Tata Consultancy services. Dr. Krishna Lala, E- yantra Project Manager, IIT Bombay and Dr. Reeja George, Academic Relationship Manager, Tata Consultancy services were also joined the function. Faculty members from 15 premier engineering institutes in Kerala have selected by IIT Bombay attended the two day national workshop.