Awantipora : Prof. Shakil A Romshoo, Vice Chancellor IUST on Monday inaugurated the two-day workshop on Embedded Systems and Robotics being organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IUST, in collaboration with e-Yantra, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in presence of Prof. Kavi Arya from IIT Bombay. The workshop was attended by principals of different degree colleges, polytechnic colleges, Deans of schools, Director CIED IUST, Faculty and Scholars.
According to a statement issued from Public Relations Office IUST here, speaking on the occasion, Prof. Romshoo welcomed the participants, and emphasized on the mission of e-Yantra program. He said that training students in the latest technologies has become a necessity to be able to meet industry requirements. He said that the new technologies are expected to disrupt the job scenario and it is the duty of the educational intuitions to equip students with the latest skills, and e-Yantra is the suitable platform in this regard. He said IUST will extend the support to the colleges and other institutions in spearheading the new technological revolution.
Prof. Kavi Arya, emphasized on the role of technology in enhancing the quality of Kashmiri products, such as horticulture and handicrafts, for the international market. He urged the adoption of technology to boost high-value tourism and discussed the impact of AI on teaching jobs, encouraging educators to adapt by fostering entrepreneurial mind-sets among engineering students.
Prof. A.H. Moon, Dean Academic Affairs, highlighted IUST’s recent achievement of a 4-star accreditation, placing it among the top 9 institutes in India for innovation and entrepreneurship. He discussed how robotics could positively impact sectors like horticulture, handicrafts, and tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, Dr. Rumaan Bashir extended welcome to the participants. Mr. Sajaad Ahmed Lone, HoD CSE, IUST and program coordinator expressed gratitude to all participants, speakers, and collaborators.
Pertinently, E-Yantra IIT Bombay is a flagship project of Ministry of education through the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) to spread embedded systems and Robotics education in colleges across India.