Hyderabad: For students of Telangana Minorities Residential Educational Institutions Society (TMREIS) School, Bahadurpura, it took only three days of training in robotics to unleash their creative side.
While a team of three students designed a robot, a student come up with a robotic truck and another with a robotic car. They used minimal equipment. “We were given three days of training in robotics. After the training, we used DC motors, LED lights and remote, among other materials, to design the robot. All this was done in one day,” Mohammed Sarfaraaz, a student of TMR School-Bahadurpura and part of the team that made the TMREIS robot, said.
S Pavan, another student, came up with the robotic truck. Students of Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology (MJCET) trained them in robotics. TMREIS took up a pilot project on imparting elementary robotics knowledge to Class VII students of TMR schools in collaboration with Robotic Centre of MJCET.
Top performing students in the training programme, which was followed by a test, were awarded during a function on Saturday. AK. Khan, Advisor to Government on Minorities Affairs, applauded the talent shown by the TMR students. He said the State government allocated a special budget towards ‘T-Prime’ for encouraging minorities to take up entrepreneurship.
“T-Prime is for budding entrepreneurs. The government will help them financially, and find land and loans. If you come up with a project of cost Rs 3 crore, one-third of it will be given as subsidy. If the banks charge 12 per cent interest on loans, nine per cent will be paid by the government and three per cent by the entrepreneurs. This project is taking off for the first time,” he said.
Khan also said earlier TMREIS faced problems to fill up seats. But now there is a good demand for its schools, he said adding that more schools will be opened soon.
Zafar Javeed, secretary of Sultan-Ul-Uloom Education Society, said they will soon establish a Robotic Centre for Excellence on the college campus. He thanked Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for establishing TMR schools with state-of-the-art amenities. “The country will reap benefits in the years to come,” he said.