Indian Rover Challenge (IRC) 2019 , the second edition , features design challenges and technicalities , encouraging students from all over the world to provide solutions and move closer towards the next phases of space exploration. IRC is one of the largest robotics and space exploration competitions of its kind.

IRC 2019 is conducted by the students of Mars Rover Manipal from Manipal Institute of Technology. Featuring a wide range of challenges and terrains , which imitate the terrain of Mars , this event is taking place from 9-12 January 2019 at the MIT grounds within the MIT campus , one of the largest institutions of Manipal Academy of Higher Education.