e-Yantra Robotics Competition (eYRC-2016)

Introduction

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 fifth edition, eYRC-2016 introduces three Tracks – all Tracks are conducted in parallel and Finals for all Tracks are planned to be held at IIT Bombay in March 2017. 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 is used to determine eligibility of the team to participate in the competition. 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 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 2017.

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

  • error_outlineEligibility

    1. 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.
    2. Each team must have four members.
    3. All members of a team must belong to the same college/institution. However team members may belong to different disciplines and years of study.
    4. Each student can join only one team.
    5. One member of the team should be designated as the team leader, who is responsible for all communications with e-Yantra.
    6. e-Yantra’s decision is final should there be any dispute.

  • verified_userTerms & Conditions

    1. Each team member will register with only one email ID.
    2. 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.
    3. e-Yantra holds complete discretion to assign Tracks/Themes to selected teams.
    4. Failure to comply with any of the rules, terms and conditions of the competition may result in disqualification of the participating team.
    5. All participants (implicitly) consent to allow their names and photographs to be used for publicity purposes by e-Yantra during and after the competition.
    6. e-Yantra holds intellectual property rights for all materials submitted by the participating teams for the competition.
    7. e-Yantra will not be responsible for submitted material lost in transit.
    8. All material submitted must be the team's original work.
    9. 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 anyone else. Provide references for the material used in your work.
    10. e-Yantra’s decision is final and no appeals will be entertained.
    11. e-Yantra reserves the right to modify or amend the prizes, rules, terms and conditions of the competition at any time.

  • supervisor_accountRegistration

    Registration begins on the 1st August, 2016 and will end on the 31st August, 2016.

    Steps in the Registration Process:

    You pay NOTHING to participate– Registration is free for all college students.

    Step 1: Team Details

    To start with the registration process, you need to create a team of 4 students consisting of 1 Team Leader and 3 Team Members from the same College. Fill in the details on registration form to get started on your journey in e-Yantra Robotics Competition (eYRC-2016).

    Details required for completing Step 1 of the registration process are as follows:

    Team Leader completes the following on behalf of his/her team members:

    • State: Select the state where your college is situated.
    • College Name: Select the college name from the dropdown list. If your college name does not appear in the list of colleges, please click on the "Add new College" button provided on the registration page and fill in the details of your college. We will add your college to our database within 24 hours.
    • Full Name: Fill in the full names of all team members. Note that the names as given will be used in all communications including certificates(if issued).
    • e-mail: Fill in the correct e-mail ids of all team members; these are used for verification. Each team member should register with only one email id and should be part of ONLY ONE Team. Failure to comply with this rule will lead to disqualification of the teams having a duplicate team member.
    • Contact: Fill in the contact numbers for all the team members. Please make sure that the contact numbers are active for the duration of the competition.
    • Make sure that all team members read the "Terms & Conditions" and agree to abide by them; Check the "I agree" button on behalf of your team members for participating in the competition.
    • Click on "Register" button.

    All the team members receive a Registration email from e-Yantra containing their login credentials and a verification link which is used for the next step.
    Step 2: Verification

    All the team members need to verify their email ids by clicking on the "Activate and Login" button in the Registration email sent by e-Yantra.
    Step 3: Member Details
    All the team members need to login at http://portal.e-yantra.org using their own credentials that they received in the Registration email and fill their details in the "Profile page".
    Step 4: Team Photo

    The Team Leader needs to upload a scanned image of College Identity Cards of all the 4 team members on the "Team Photo" Page after logging in at http://portal.e-yantra.org. Details for uploading the photo are given in the "Team Photo" Page.