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The campus of M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) was abuzz with excitement as a number of activities were held over the last few days.

New beginning : Graduating batch of MTech, MBA and MCA programmes.

Firstly, a graduation day was held where the institution proudly felicitated 15 rank holders and five gold medalists in M Tech, MBA, MCA and PG programmes.

The management and staff of MSRIT were happy that the students had performed well in the examinations and bagged a large number of gold medals and ranks. The institution was proud of the students who performed well.

T S Prahalad, former director and a scientist, National Aerospace Laboratory delivered the address and felicitated the rank holders. He advised the graduating students to convert their information to knowledge and knowledge to wisdom. From January 30 to February 4, ‘RoboNexG’ — a national-level technical symposium on robotics — was held. Hosted by the department of electronics and communication, the event was organised as part of MSRIT’s ‘Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations’.

The workshop intended to bring more awareness in the area of robotics for students from various engineering disciplines and served as a platform for them to interact with each other and with the experts from industry and academia. The symposium aimed at encouraging research in the field of robotics and providing a platform for students to showcase their technical skills and know-how in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence.

The event was inaugurated by S M Acharya, CEO, Gokula Education Foundation. Addressing the gathering, he highlighted the importance of robotics in the present-era of smart devices and artificial intelligence and also stressed upon the role of workshops and competitions in encouraging the students to showcase their skills and creativity.

Rajanikanth, advisor (research and academic), K S Rajanandam, principal and G K Ramaiah, registrar (academic) were the guests of honour.

S Sethu Selvi, HOD, electronics and communication engineering, addressed the gathering while C R Raghunath extended the welcoming address. 

The week-long event featured talks from industry professionals, robotic workshops and paper presentations in the areas of algorithmic and mathematical foundations of robotics, artificial intelligence, analysis and applications of robotic systems and a host of other robotics competitions such as ‘Robo Wars’, ‘Robo Racing’ and ‘Line Following Robots’. A two-day workshop was also held which focussed on building a self-balancing robot.

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