Automobile and Robotics workshop for the school students

Institute of Technology, Nirma University is cornerstone of the society. It is not only educating generations of ethical engineers but also extending it expertise to inculcate the spirt of engineering to youngsters. With this aim of catch them young, AUTOCALYPSE, an automobile workshop for school students, as an extension activity is organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department every year since 2011.

This year along with Autocalypse, a robotic workshop ROBOCALYPSE is also held for the school students. The event is coordinated and volunteered by Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA) in association with Nirma SAE Club (for Automobile) and Team Nirma Robocon (for Robotics).

The two day interactive workshop held on August 21-27, 2017 for the students of X, XI and XII grades saw the participation from the hundreds of students from various schools of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar district. The event was inaugurated by Shri Anup Kumar Singh, Commissioner of Police, Ahmedabad city on August 26, 2017.

The automobile workshops included the expert talks related to automobile technology by eminent expert of the field, demonstration of various cut section models of automobile parts, demonstration of cut section of Omni car, Bike maintenance, and demonstration of SAE BAJA ATV car assembled by the students of SAE club, Quizzes and other informal events. Robotic workshop, conducted by Team Nirma Robocon, included the expert talk, hands on practice of Robot building and programming. The participants were given take away kit for Robot building per team.

The kids were enthralled to be part of such workshop. The event was free for them and was jointly funded by the Institute of Technology, Nirma University and Mechanical Engineering Students’ Association (MESA).