The various co-curricular activities in the department are:
- Most of the faculties & all the students are members of professional bodies like ISTE,IETE and IEEE.
- I.S.F- IETE student forum , IEEE Student forum and student clubs are regularly organizing special talks & workshops for students by experts on cutting edge areas like PSOC, Nanotechnology, Lens Antenna MIMO, Analog VLSI etc
- Department releases newsletter "EC BUZZ" biannually.
- A techno cultural fest "IMPULSE" is organized on a regular basis by the students. Avalanche (Souvenir) is released during conferences and students fest
ASTRA ROBOTICS - Student Robotics Chapter of RVCE
Astra Robotics, an inter-disciplinary student association in RVCE, has been a platform for providing insight into the world of Robotics and encouraging students to pursue their interests in it. They work towards developing next generation robots and incorporating the principles of Opportunistic and Experiential learning. The team regularly participates in various international and national level competitions and events, and have successfully proven their metal in all their endeavors so far.
Some of the achievements of Astra Robotics include:
- 1st Position in the 'India Innovative Initiative' by the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and awarded the title of 'Best Emerging Entrepreneur' for the project 'INDRABUJA'
- 2nd Position at Anveshan design Challenge for prosthetic hand
- 3rd Position at the IIT-Madras, semi-autonomous bot Challenge
- 10th Position at the International Robotics Challenge, IIT-Bombay
- Semi-Finalist at the Freescale Cup 2014
- Semi-Finalist at the E-Yantra Robotics challenge
Astra Robotics now gears up for its next big destination, the University Rover Challenge (URC) 2017 held in southern Utah, USA. The URC is the world's premier robotics competition for college students to design and build next generation Mars rovers that will one day work along with human explorers in the field.
To know more about Astra Robotics, please visit http://astrarobotics.in/