Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Venue: Seminar Hall (Room No: 304)
As a part of Linux 25th Anniversary Celebrations, Dept of CSE of MITS is organising one year celebrations in the form of various activities to support Open Source Foundation. As a trigger for this, a FOSS (Free and Open Source) Club was inaugurated on Thursday, 1st September 2016.
The main objective of the club is to adopt and promote the Free and Open Source Software in MITS Campus.
MITS FOSS aims to create awareness on FOSS and to promote its usage among the student community, teaching and non-teaching staffs and the public. Apart from the advocacy programme, the club is also concentrates on consultancy, training and development of Open Source softwares.
Report on FOSS Club Inauguration
The program started at 3:30PM in Seminar Hall with a prayer. The Welcome address was given by Dr. Sanju V ( HoD, CSE). And the presidential address was delivered by Dr. Ramkumar S, (Principal, MITS). He briefed about the general awareness and business aspects of how use of open source tools will benefited for our campus. Next, there was a logo unveiling by the chief guest of the function, Prof. Bijumon, an open source advocate and currently working as Asst. Professor in Department of Computer Engineering, MEC, Thrikkakara. Through his inaugural address he spoke about the free software foundation and the current practises in Free Software world. After the inaugural address, vote of thanks was given by student representative Ms. Archana Raj (Vice Chair, FOSS). Then as a token of remembrance, a memento was given by Dr. A C Mathai (Academic Advisor, MITS) to the guest on the behalf of FOSS club. By that it came to end for the formal session of MITSFOSS. Then there was a interactive session between the guest and the students. Different queries were discussed related to open source tools and its use. The audience of the program were different students from various batches of CSE and also the respective HoDs and faculties from various branches. The program wind up by 4:30 PM with the national anthem. Click here to READ MORE