Bhubaneswar : As the world locked itself behind closed doors to combat Coronavirus, five students of the faculty of engineering and technology of SOA Deemed to be University utilized the time to come up with a remarkable performance to qualify for Level-2 in the Flipkart GRiD 2.0 Robotics Challenge as the only team from Odisha other than IIT and NIT.
The team, which competed with groups from IITs, NITs and premier technical institutes from all over the country, performed brilliantly to carve a niche for itself.

It has also qualified for the CISCO Thingqbator Startup Track Program and had been alerted to be ready to enter the market for Drone software, Sujit Dash, Professor and Head, Corporate Engagement, Training and Placement, at the Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER) said.
The group of five undergraduate students of Computer Science of 2021 graduating batch, have come up with remarkable research and development projects focusing on real time industrial and consumer market space, he said.

Jivitesh Debata, Arun Kumar Mohanty, Manosini Dash, Mohammed Azmal and Anshuman Pandia, who constituted the team, felt that they had spent the lock down period in a productive manner with the support of the university and faculty members.

“Now, if there is any problem that needs a solution in robotics, web-apps or Artificial Intelligence development or even something as simple as a smart bulb, we can deliver as a team from start to end,” Debata said adding “this has been a huge experience we have gained in our career path and lives.”