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"We are happy to inform that spoken Tutorial ,IIT Bombay has decided to make Our Polytechnic College as a First Polytechnic RESOURCE Center.The Project is a part of the National Mission on Education through ICT,MHRD,Govt of India, to spread IT Literacy all over India"

The Spoken Tutorial project is the initiative of the "Talk to a Teacher" project of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, launched by MHRD, Govt of India. The Project is being implemented by IIT –Bombay.

The Spoken Tutorial project is about teaching and learning a particular FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) like Linux, Scilab, LaTeX, PHP & MySQL, Java, C/C++, LibreOffice etc. via an easy Video tool - Spoken Tutorials.

The features of this project are:

  1. This distance education method is highly conducive to self-learning.
  2. Once one gets started any student or faculty can master the FOSS.
  3. UG, PG or research scholar students and even teachers of Science, IT, Engineering, Commerce, Management, MCA disciplines can learn any of the FOSS.
  4. Typically, the first workshop at any college is of 2 hours duration. Timing at the group's convenience.
  5. Within four weeks of the workshop, participants take an assessment test and on clearing it, get certificates from Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay.

Even though this project is being conducted for long years in Engineering Colleges and Universities, now it is extended into polytechnic colleges through State Project Coordination Unit (SPCU). We are the first polytechnic college to initiate spoken- tutorial project in this region. It provides great opportunity for the students to learn Open Source software.

We have started our journey on 22/11/13 and this project is formally inaugurated by lighting the kuthuvilakku by our beloved Principal Mr. A.Valavan. We have planned to conduct minimum one workshop per week. Mr. M.R.Rajesh, HOD i/c / IT is the Coordinator for the Project.