FOSSEE is actively adding new partner institutes to spread the use of Open Source Software in academia, research and industry. Following are the institutes whom we have partnered with so far:
Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT), Mumbai: Linux promotion
Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT), Mumbai, will be extending support and collaboration with FOSSEE, IIT Bombay. This association and involvement will help the faculty members and students to upgrade their knowledge and develop expertise in Free/Open Source Software (FOSS). The main aim of this partnership is to create awareness about GNU/Linux and help other engineering and science colleges to migrate from proprietary platform to Linux platform for their academic and research activities and also provide necessary training and support.
- To plan and execute seamless Linux migration process in laboratories.
- To provide online technical support for Linux installation and configuration along with installation manual.
- To conduct Linux training/workshops.
B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore: Initiation of FOSSEE Chapter
The objective of this proposal is to start a chapter of FOSSEE at B.M.S College of Engineering, with the guidance and support from IIT Bombay to engage faculty and students of B.M.S College of Engineering and nearby institutions with their specified activities meeting the overall objective of FOSSEE. The chapter aims to promote the FOSSEE concepts by implementing different activities:
- Scilab Lab Migration.
- Train the faculty and students to use Open Source software.
- Develop and promote Scilab, OpenModelica, eSim, DWSIM, OpenCV.
- Port solved examples from standard textbooks using Scilab and OpenModelica.
SASTRA University: DWSIM and OpenModelica
The Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) has joined hands with FOSSEE to create awareness and spread the use of free and open source tools in education and research.
SASTRA University will be doing the following activities:
- Promote and introduce the general purpose free and open source modelling environment “OpenModelica” and other open source tools across different departments at SASTRA University.
- Introduce FOSSEE tools – “DWSIM” and “OpenModelica” in undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering curriculum.
- Provide exposure and thereby enable graduate chemical engineer to use free & open source simulation tools in process development.
Thiagarajar College of Engineering: Linux, Python and FOSS promotion
Another institute who have partnered with us is Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai. They are organizing workshops and disseminating information about FOSS to rural government school students. They also are taking efforts to upgrade the training for rural government offices in villages around Madurai.
The main objectives of this partnership are:
- To introduce and promote GNU/Linux installation and configuration on servers and desktops computers across various laboratories in nearby colleges.
- To provide seamless GNU/Linux migration plan from proprietary software.
- To develop projects in Python/Django framework.
- To explore students internship opportunity at IITB.
IIT Kharagpur: Open source Software Engineering Tools
IIT Kharagpur is the first institution to partner with FOSSEE To address the paucity of understandable documentation, IIT Kharagpur has developed documentation for several important open source software engineering tools including Selenium, PlantUML, Milu, Jumble, Jmeter, Eclemma, Cobertura, WATIR, Redmine, and GanttProject. They also conduct workshops to popularise FOSS.
We welcome colleges that promote open source software in an equally big way, to become our partners. If your college uses open source software in a big way, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org