Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology had agreed to setup a research lab called e-Yantra Lab (Robotics and Embedded System Lab) in association with IIT Bombay. e-Yantra is a project supported by MHRD through National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) to spread Embedded Systems and Robotics education. The project is coordinated by IIT Bombay.
This lab is to train the students and members of faculty in Robotics and Embedded Systems. IIT Bombay will provide the training for the members of faculty and also they will provide the necessary equipment for setting up the lab. IIT Bombay will impart theoretical and programming knowledge to teachers through workshops and provide hands on training to teachers through regional e-Yantra Robotics Teacher Competition. The e-Yantra lab will be useful for the faculty and students to do their research work on Robotics and Embedded Systems.
Prof.K.R.Jothi/CSE, Prof.V.Ganesh/ECE, Prof.P.Kumar/EEE, and Prof.K.Augustine Babu/Mech, had successfully participated in the Two Day Workshop on “Introduction to Robotics” conducted by IIT Bombay at Coimbatore Institute of Technology(CIT) during 3rd-4th July 2014.
SRIT is the R&D partner of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay on the Aakash Project which was funded by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), Government of India. Among various engineering institutions in India, IIT Bombay has identified nearly 240 engineering institutions as R&D Partners to lead a nation-wide collaborative research initiative on Aakash Project. SRIT is one among the 240 engineering colleges in India.
The main objective of the project is taking the next generation technology such as tablet PC to the class room teaching. By this collaborative research work, new innovative educational applications and contents will be developed by the students and faculty of SRIT and other project centers across India. These applications and contents will get published in the open source. The quality of education can be improved considerably by proper use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), to supplement the conventional mode of education. Aakash Tablets will serve this purpose and bring revolution to the Indian Education System.
We had received 246 AAKASH Tablets from IIT Bombay to conduct Research and Development in Aakash Tablets.
The faculty and students are using the virtual labs created by IITs and NITs for various laboratory courses. Further, the institute has recently become the Nodal Center for the Virtual Lab set up by the Amrita University under NMEICT project of MHRD.
The institute has tie-up with Google for educational applications. Under this facility, our faculty and students are avail to met mail facility along with all other educational apps like Calendar, Docs, Drive, Sites, etc.
The institute strongly promotes the Open source software among the members of faculty and students. SRIT- Ubuntu Forum, SRIT-FOSS club are actively functioning to promote the awareness on open source software through workshops and seminars.
Our faculty and students have enrolled for various courses through the MOOCs like Edx, Coursera, NPTEL and IITBOMBAYx. Some of the faculty and students have already completed the courses and got the certificates.
The institute has separate server for e-learning resources. The server has all the NPTEL videos and Spoken Tutorial Videos. The faculty and students are using those videos to enrich their knowledge on the specific subjects. The college has conducted an awareness programme on NPTEL resources through the recognized vendor of IIT Madras called “Classle Knowledge Pvt. Ltd.” for all the members of faculty during 24 August 2013.