e-Yantra Project is an initiative by IIT Bombay that aims to create the next generation of embedded systems engineers with a practical outlook to help provide practical solutions to some of the real world problems. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) sponsors e-Yantra under the National Mission for ICT in Education (NMEICT) program.IIT Bombay envisages the ‘e-Yantra’ platform to harness the intellectual talent of young India to create utility based robotic applications for usage across variety of applications such as: agriculture, manufacturing, defense, home, city maintenance and services industries. The overall mission is to grow a rich eco-system of ideas and applications that can propel India’s growth curve and productivity through intelligent funneling of robotics in daily living built upon an existing pool of knowledge developed by students working on such projects at engineering colleges in the area of embedded systems. SNS College of Engineering, Coimbatore has taken an initiative to setup e-Yantra Robotics Lab under e-Yantra Lab Set-up Initiative (eLSI) by IIT Bombay. SNSCE e-Yantra Robotics Lab trains the students in embedded systems and micro-controller programming by engaging them through the Project Based Learning (PBL) mode.

Benefits of e-Yantra robotics lab to students:

  • Awareness of embedded systems, robotics technology and mechatronics.
  • It provides platform to design, develop, program and test of robots to various applications.
  • Students can participate in national and international robotics competitions.
  • Improve BE projects with help of e-Yantra open source community.
  • Exposure to job opportunities in robotics.
  • Encourage to use robots to solve real life problems.

e-Yantra Competitions

For students:

e-Yantra Robotics Competition (eYRC):

Engages students using Project Based Learning (PBL) to implement a solution to a real world problem. Robots, accessories, training material, and rulebook are given to teams selected for participation, free of cost.

e-Yantra Robotics Competition Plus (eYRC+):

Designed to impart advanced topics such as image processing through a theme for teams selected for participation. Runs parallel with eYRC.

For Teachers:

e-Yantra Robotics Teacher Competition (eYRTC):

Engages teachers through a hands-on project implementation exercise with exciting prizes and certificates.

 For Students and Teachers:

e-Yantra Ideas Competition (eYIC):

Solicits ideas from teams from eLSI family of colleges to encourage innovative projects and sustained use of the Robotics labs set up through eLSI.

Dr.P.Gnanasundari, Head of the Department – ECE

Prof. M.Arumugaraja – ECE Team Leader

Prof. K.K.Rajkumar – ECE Team Member










Prof. C.Jeevanantham – ECE Team Member

Prof. K.Sangeetha – ECE Team Member

Sr. No. Equipment Total Investment(Rs)
1 FireBird V 2560 180473.5
2 Spark V Robot
3 Fire Bird V P89V51RD2 adapter card
4 Fire Bird V LPC2148 adapter card
5 Zigbee Modules 100m range
6 Zigbee Modules Adapter
7 Metal-gear Servo Motors
8 Servo Motor Based Gripper kit for the Fire Bird V robot
9 Sharp GP2Y0A21YK0F infrared range sensor (10cm to 80cm)


e-Yantra Robotics Lab Activities:

  1. Team members have attended the two days workshop on “Introduction to Robotics” conducted by IIT Bombay at Dr.G.R.Damodharan college of Science, Coimbatore during 10-11 May 2016.
  2. Team members have completed Task Based Training (TBT) conducted by IIT, Bombay and awarded with completion certificate with cash prize.
  3. Inauguration of e-Yantra Robotics Lab on 25 November 2016 by Technical Director Dr.S.Nalin Vimal Kumar.
  4. Faculty Development Programme on FIRE BIRD V by e-Yantra team on 17 December 2016
  5. Inauguration of “e-Yantra Robotics Club” on 18 February 2017 by Dr.V.P.Arunachalam, Director-SNS institution
  6. One day National Level Workshop on Firebird – V by e-Yantra team on 07 April 2017
  7. One day Induction program on Robotics and Introduction to Firebird – V by e-Yantra team on 13 April 2017 at SNS academy.