About Competition

e-Yantra Robotics Competition (eYRC) is a unique annual competition for undergraduate students in Engineering/ Science/ Polytechnic colleges. The competition has evolved over the years to include more number of teams by introducing different Tracks in the competition. Currently in its eighth edition, eYRC 2019-20 introduces multiple Tracks – all Tracks are conducted in parallel and Finals for all Tracks are planned to be held at IIT Bombay in March 2020. Each Track may contain one or more Themes – problem statements abstracted into a game rulebook. Details will be disclosed after the selection test.

Students participate as a team of four– with each team member taking the test simultaneously. A Team’s selection test score along with other factors such as participation of team member/s in the past competitions may be used to assign Tracks and Themes to the team. e-Yantra holds complete discretion in the selection and Track/Theme assignment processes.

The winners of this competition are eligible for a paid summer internship at IITB through the e-Yantra Summer Internship Program (eYSIP).

How are we different from other competitions?

The e-Yantra Robotics Competition uses a Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach to impart

(i) knowledge on concepts in Embedded systems and Robotics
(ii) real-world problem solving skills and
(iii) hands-on learning.

The competition is conducted completely online over a period of 4-5 months. During this period Teams work on Tasks – each Task being a step in the learning/problem-solving process. Based on the performance in the Tasks, teams are selected for further stages of the competition/Finals of the competition. Finals of the competition will be held at IIT Bombay in March 2020.

Through this competition, students are not only learning and exploring technologies but also developing skills to analyze a problem, finding alternate solutions and presenting an appropriate solution to the problem - skills essential in any entrepreneurial endeavour.

Who can Participate?

  • The competition is open for registration to full time Engineering/ Science/ Polytechnic college students who are studying in universities/ colleges, for a degree in any discipline.
  • Each team must have four members.
  • All members of a team must belong to the same college/institution. However team members may belong to different disciplines and years of study.
  • Each student can join only one team.
  • One member of the team should be designated as the team leader, who is responsible for all communications with e-Yantra.

Terms and Conditions

  • Each team member will register with only one email ID.
  • A team will NOT BE PERMITTED to change/replace any team member(s). A team once registered will remain unchanged till the end of competition.
  • e-Yantra holds complete discretion to assign Tracks/Themes to selected teams.
  • Failure to comply with any of the rules, terms and conditions of the competition may result in disqualification of the participating team.
  • All participants (implicitly) consent to allow their names and photographs to be used for publicity purposes by e-Yantra during and after the competition.
  • e-Yantra holds intellectual property rights for all materials submitted by the participating teams for the competition.
  • e-Yantra will not be responsible for submitted material lost in transit.
  • All material submitted must be the team's original work.
  • Any kind of plagiarism is strictly prohibited and will lead to disqualification of a team. Remember Plagiarism is cheating.
  • Provide proper citation for the source of any idea or words taken from anywhere else. Provide references for the material used in your work.
  • e-Yantra’s decision is final and no appeals will be entertained.
  • e-Yantra reserves the right to modify or amend the prizes, rules, terms and conditions of the competition at any time.