Clubs and extracurricular activities are a cornerstone of student life at any University. In addition to academics, University life is meant to allow young, enthusiastic leaders to explore their passions and engage their interests. Today, leading universities around the world take into consideration students’ extracurricular performance along with academics and entrance test scores before admitting students. At BMU, within the first three months of operations, students had already set up 25 clubs and organisations, including an NGO. In this issue we feature the robotics club ‘I-botics’.
The robotics club, I-botics, started its journey of building robots with an on-campus workshop hosted by Robosapiens Technologies, a leading robotics training provider. Over half the engineering batch attended this workshop.
Following the workshop, a number of BMU teams entered the first round of the national robotics championship — Robotryst 2015. Four I-botics teams advanced from the zonal round, with one team placing first at the event. The final national round was held at IIT-Delhi, and one I-botics team placed among the top 40 out of 350 teams who participated from all across India.
Furthermore, Mayank Sharma, president of I-botics, placed second at the All-India Maths Quiz at IIT-Delhi Robotryst.
These are fantastic achievements for first-year students, especially as they were competing versus final year students from leading IITs and NITs across India. The I-botics team hopes to build on these experiences in the coming year.