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Vibrant Guj: Govt to mobilise colleges for online training under IT-Bombay

Source : BUSINESS_STANDARD
Last Updated: Sat, Jan 05, 2013 18:41 hrs

Taking its knowledge-sharing and innovation theme further this Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2013, the Gujarat government has roped in Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) to conduct its 'Spoken Tutorial Project' for state varsities and colleges.

The premier technical institute conducts online courses for training educational institutes in open source software under the 'Spoken Tutorial Project'.

"IIT Bombay has been conducting this online programme on training institutes in open source software since some time now. Since, our focus this Vibrant Gujarat Summit is also on knowledge sharing and innovation, we wanted the universities and colleges in Gujarat to make the most of it. Hence, we are mobilising all universities and colleges in Gujarat to tie-up with IIT Bombay for getting trained under the Spoken Tutorial Project," said Jayanti Ravi, commissioner, higher education.

Under the project, IIT Bombay offers 5 different packages of various open source softwares including Linux, spread across two hour training per package. Post the training, participants are required to take a 45-minute exam and score a minimum score of 70 per cent, Ravi added.

According to Ravi, apart from varsities and colleges within the state, the Gujarat government is hopeful to see some memorandums of understanding (MoUs) being signed between IIT Bombay and other global and domestic institutes at the summit, which will be held on January 11 and 12, 2013.

Under the project, IIT Bombay offers 5 different packages of various open source software including Linux, spread across two hour training per package. Post the training, participants are required to take a 45-minute exam and score a minimum score of 70 per cent, Ravi added.




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