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About Training/Workshops using the Spoken Tutorial E-Tutor

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 Google award winning MOOC. The salient features of training are many. See Below:

  1. Students, Staff & Teachers from Schools, Colleges, Universities, Polytechnics, ITIs, Skill centers, NGOs – all can avail the training at very low cost.
  2. The method is Active learning on Computer systems and very suited for Remote/Distance Education.
  3. Teachers & students can master the software courses on their own, in their own campus and at their own time.
  4. Once one gets started any student or faculty can master the Software Course and also get Certificates.
  5. UG, PG or Research scholar students and even teachers of Science, IT, Engineering, Commerce, Management, MCA disciplines can learn any of the FOSS.
  6. Typically, the first Training at any college is of 2 hours duration. Timing is per the group's convenience.
  7. As a first step, the organiser typically a Faculty member/Teacher must register on the Spoken Tutorial site and become authorised to request and conduct training in his/her college.
  8. Any college which is organising the Training needs to get a computer lab ready with machines that support sound. There is no lower or upper limit on the number of participants. This just depends on the number of computers available. For additional participants, laptops if available can be used.
  9. Support from IIT Bombay is available 24x7 through phone, message & e-mail.
  10. It is recommended that learners take the Online Assessment Test within 4 to 6 weeks after the 1st training session.
  11. The cost is Rs.500+GST/per course for Faculty/Teachers and Rs.200+GST/per course for students (except school students).
  12. Bulk group discounts and Institute level Subscription payment models can also be considered after the institute starts the training with a group of learners.

The organiser can also identify student volunteers to publicise and help with the Training. Students have a lot of energy and are very enthusiastic about such activities. Student volunteers get a special certificate, and a T-shirt! They also develop Event management and Project coordination skills. .

All of the above mean a big deal to students for their career with recruiters and at PG interviews.

Today, SMEs and Govt. departments are moving to Open Source Software like Linux OS. Students with this knowledge will have an edge in the job market. They can also become entrepreneurs and use Open Source Software in their businesses, and save money vs., if they were using commercial software. Net - it is a win-win situation for all. We are having a very good experience with colleges across the length and breadth of India with this format. They start with one and move to cover more batches, more departments, different FOSS series....All working together to Bridge the Digital Divide in our nation.

About Individual Learning Workshop (ILM)

  1. Individual Learners interested to avail software training in Open source and Certificates from IIT Bombay ST program, can join in the program.
  2. IIT Bombay program is an initiative by NMEICT MOE Govt. of India to provide platform where learners can acquire required knowledge and skills, to enhance their employability and career enhancement if they are already working.
  3. We offer over 75 courses focused to ensure that individual learners can learn these courses without any domain expert in a self- learning mode, in their own space, time and convenience.

For more details visit this space:

Individual Learning Workshop Link :

Click here Detailed Procedure to Register for Individual Learning Workshop

New Update - Tests are now available on ILM for the following courses:

Advanced Cpp, Android app using Kotlin, Applications of GeoGebra, Apps On Physics, Arduino, Avogadro, BASH, Blender, Bootstrap, C and Cpp, CellDesigner, ChemCollective Virtual Labs, CSS, Drupal, DWSIM, eSim, FrontAccounting-2.4.7, GChemPaint, gedit Text Editor, GeoGebra 5.04, GIMP, Git, HTML, Inkscape, Introduction to Computers, Java, Java Business Application, JavaScript, Jmol Application, Joomla, KTurtle, LaTeX, LibreOffice Suite Calc 6.3, LibreOffice Suite Draw 6.3, LibreOffice Suite Impress 6.3, LibreOffice Suite Writer 6.3, Linux, Linux AWK, Marble, Moodle Learning Management System, OpenFOAM version 7, OpenModelica, PERL, PHP and MySQL, Python 3.4.3, QCad, QGIS, R, RDBMS PostgreSQL, Ruby, Scilab, Synfig, UCSF Chimera.

To know how to enroll for the test Click here Instruction flow for Participants taking ILM Test

About Computer Institutes Program

IIT Bombay Spoken Tutorials now offers Partnership opportunity to Computer Institutes/Centres to give their learners a range of 75+ relevant Basic and Specialized Courses. These cover General IT skills, Programming, Web development, Multimedia, Mathematics, Sciences, Industrial process simulation packages and many more. Institutes can train unlimited students in many courses along with Certificates. This offered at one nominal annual subscription fee. We have a strong presence at all the educational places where Skill & High Quality Remote Learning Courses are relevant. We take forward the power of ICT in Education. Niche Courses offered by IIT Bombay Spoken Tutorials comes in following exciting packages:

  1. IT Industry Skill Programs
  2. Advanced Programming
  3. Application Development
  4. Basic Website Development
  5. Office Automation & Accounting and many more

This partnership will enhance image of the Institute. If you are interested contact us at 9833901538.

Click here Computer Institute Flyer

Click here Computer Institute Brochure

About School Programme

Click here School Brochure

Click here Program Benefit to School

Click here Syllabus according to NCERT Books

Click here CBSE Mapping

See the Documents given below to know about all the courses we offer and how easy it is to avail of this training and also get an idea on all the wonderful benefits to students.

Click here Information on Training PPT

Use the above PPT to motivate and train your faculty.

Click here E-Brochure

See the pdf given below for information on which Spoken-tutorial software is suited for which department.

Click here Sample Time Table Mapped with ST courses - Engineering

Click here Sample Time Table Mapped with ST courses - Arts/Science/Commerce

See the pdf given below for information on which FOSS would be relevant for which course using Spoken-tutorial.

Click here Matching spoken-tutorial

Click here Change in Training Policy

Progress To Date

The trainings started in July 2011. These have spread across several Institutions- Degree colleges, Polytechnics, ITIs and even Schools, NGOs, Govt. Offices and some Corporates. To date, around 5819689 students and teachers from all states of India, have taken this Software training. Students from rural places have also benefited from this training. Students are using Linux, Python, PHP & MySQL, C/C++, Java and Scilab in their curriculum. Several colleges are going for Lab Migration, which is switching from Matlab (proprietary) to Scilab. Academia is using LaTeX the de facto standard for technical writing. School children can learn Basic Computer skills in English, Hindi or their Mother tongue. We have dedicated colleges acting as RESOURCE centers in all states of India.

Refer to the India Map Link:

Software Offered

Currently Spoken Tutorial project offers software training on the below mentioned list of software, applications and programming languages.

Spoken Tutorial Software Series

No. Software Certificate Criteria Application
1 Basic IT Skills package Learn how to use
  • The Linux operating system
  • LibreOffice Suite - for basic Office applications and
  • Firefox web browser - to browse the internet safely

This package is useful to all who wish to learn basic IT skills. Absolute must for beginners.

2 Applications of GeoGebra Certificate Applications of GeoGebra Interactive Geometry, Algebra and Calculus application for UG/PG students (12th standard and above) as well as Research Scholars.
3 Apps on Physics Certificate Apps on Physics are simulations that help us to understand basic topics in Physics. These Apps are freely downloadable and easy to use browser based apps. Using these apps topics chosen are in chronological order. The Apps are available in java script and html formats. We are using html format to create this series.

It is intended for teaching and learning Physics from secondary school to higher secondary.

4 Android app using Kotlin Certificate Google has announced Kotlin as an official language on Android. Kotlin, is a statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser. It is expressive to make your code more readable and understandable.

Useful for anyone who wants to learn how to make an Android app

5 Arduino Certificate Arduino is open ­source hardware, software and micro-controller based kit. It is used for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control physical devices.

Useful for High School and UG/PG Electronics students, hardware professional.

6 Ascend Training only, No certificates ASCEND is a free, open source, mathematical modelling system.

Its main uses have been in the field of chemical process modelling, with its novel modelling language conventions and powerful solver.
Useful for UG/PG Chemical Engg and Chemistry students.

7 Avogadro Certificate Avogadro is a free and open source, advanced molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, bioinformatics, etc. It offers flexible high quality rendering.

Useful for UG/PG Chemistry and Bioinformatics students.

8 BASH Certificate Bash is a "Unix shell" command-line interface for interacting with the operating system. Bash has the ability to run an entire script of commands, known as a "Bash Shell script" or "Shell script".

Familiarity with GNU/Linux command lines, and familiarity with basic programming concepts is a pre-requisite for learning BASH.
Polytechnic/UG/PG computer hardware students and system administrators will greatly benefit by learning to automate common tasks using BASH.

9 Biopython Certificate Biopython is a collection of Python tools for computational biology and bioinformatics. Biopython contains modules and classes to represent protein sequences, nucleic acid sequences and sequence annotations.

Useful for UG/PG Bioinformatics students.

10 Blender Certificate Open source equivalent to Maya and 3DMax. Useful to create 3D Animation for Architecture & Animation students.

Can be used by UG/PG Civil Engineering students, also.

11 Bootstrap Certificate Bootstrap is an open-source and front-end framework. It is useful for easy and fast web development.

can be used by Web designers, Web developers, Higher Secondary and UG Students.

12 C and C++ Certificate Powerful features, simple syntax, and portability make C a preferred language among programmers, for business and industrial applications. Widely used in the development of operating systems.

Useful for High School and UG/PG CSE/CS/IT students and anyone who wishes to learning basic programming.

13 Advanced C Training only, No certificates For Advanced C series, learner should necessarily go through C and C++ series beforehand.

Useful for High School and UG/PG CSE/CS/IT students and anyone who wishes to learning advanced programming.

14 Advanced C++ Certificate For Advanced C++ series, learner should necessarily go through C and C++ series beforehand.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/CS/IT students and anyone who wishes to learning advanced programming.

15 CellDesigner Certificate CellDesigner is a process diagram editor for drawing gene-regulatory and biochemical networks. CellDesigner is used for user-friendly visualization Modeling and Simulation of genetic regulatory networks, Protein networks and metabolic networks.

Useful for UG/PG Bio-Chemistry students.

16 Chemcollective Virtual Labs Certificate ChemCollective Virtual Labs is a simulation of a chemistry laboratory. It allows students to explore and reinforce fundamental concepts, select various standard reagents (aqueous) and use them as they use in a real laboratory.

Useful for Chemistry students from 9th standard onwards.

17 CSS Certificate Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) is a style sheet language used to style documents written in markup language like HTML and XML. It allows developers to control how the webpage should be displayed by applying styles ( e.g color, font, space). Before CSS, all the styles and formatting were explicitly defined within HTML.

Useful for web developers and website administrators.

18 Drupal Certificate Drupal is a free and open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. Useful for website-building and web applications.

Useful for web developers, website administrators, and UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students who wish to learn website management.

19 DWSIM Certificate DWSIM is an open-source CAPE-OPEN compliant chemical process simulator. It allows us to conduct experiments and analyze data using advanced models and operations.

Useful for UG/PG Chemical Engineering students to run the simulations and get a better understanding on a phenomenon.

20 eSim Certificate eSim (previously known as Oscad / FreeEDA) is an open source EDA tool for circuit design, simulation, analysis and PCB design. It is an integrated tool built using open source software such as KiCad ( and Ngspice (

Useful for UG/PG Electrical Engg/Electronics students.

21 Expeyes Certificate ExpEYES stands for Experiments for Young Engineers and Scientists. It is used to perform basic Physics and Electronics experiments.

ExpEYES junior can be used from secondary to graduate level and also in some engineering branches.

22 Firefox Training only, No certificates Free, open source and popular web browser. Allows you to view Internet web pages, navigate through web pages, and search for web pages using search engines such as Google, Yahoo Search or Bing.

Anyone who wishes to learn web browsing.

23 FrontAccounting-2.4.7 Certificate Free, open source business accounting software (having features similar to Tally).

Useful for UG/PG Commerce students.

24 GChemPaint Certificate GChemPaint allows you to draw and display 2D chemical structures. Very useful to teach and learn abstract chemistry concepts.

This application is useful for school students (9th standard and above) as well as school teachers.
Works only on Linux

25 GeoGebra 5.04 Certificate Interactive Geometry, Algebra and Calculus application. Very useful to teach and learn abstract geometry concepts.

Useful for school students (7th standard and above) as well as school teachers.

26 gedit Text Editor Certificate gedit Text Editor is a powerful general purpose text editor. It is free and open source software. It is simple and ease of use with simple GUI.

Useful for everyone who wish to learn to use a text editor in Linux.
Works only on Linux

27 GIMP Certificate Graphics art and design software application for the editing and creation of original images, icons, graphical elements of web pages and art for user interface elements. Useful for all graphic related work. Open source equivalent of Photoshop.

Useful for High School and UG/PG students who wish to learn photoediting and create graphics.

28 GIT Certificate Git is a distributed version control software. It is a free and open source software. It keeps track of changes made to a file or set of files. It helps in tracking the project progress history.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students, working professionals

29 Gnuplot Certificate Gnuplot is a command-line driven cross platform graphing software. The source code is copyrighted but freely available. gnuplot can plot 2D and 3D graphs, draw surface, generate heat map, plot and fit mathematical functions. gnuplot supports many non-interactive uses such as web scripting. Plotting back-end of several softwares such as octave is gnuplot.

Useful for UG/PG and researchers.

30 GUI in Scilab Certificate Graphical user interface (GUI) in Scilab allows you to operate the software programmes with a point-and-click interface, eliminating the need for others to learn a language or type commands in order to run the programme.

Useful for all science and engineering students

31 HTML Certificate HTML elements form the building blocks of all websites. HTML allows embedding of images and objects and is extensively used to create interactive forms and webpages.

Useful for High School and UG/PG students, working professionals - Multi-disciplinary

32 Inkscape Certificate Graphics art and design software application for the editing and creation of original images, icons, graphical elements of web pages and art for user interface elements. Useful for all graphic related work. Open source equivalent of CorelDraw and Illustrator.

Useful for High School and UG/PG students who wish to learn desktop publishing work - creating banners, posters, brochures, CD cover image, artwork for textiles, etc.

33 Introduction to Computers Certificate Absolute basic tutorials on parts of a computer, connecting the parts using cables, printer configuration, creating a gmail account, sending and receiving mails and using the Google Drive.

Useful for first-time computer users of any age group.

34 Java and Netbeans (Java) Certificate

(Netbeans) Test In Progress

Learn to use Java
  • Free and open source, high level, simple as well as object-oriented programming language. Included in the curriculum of schools and colleges offering Computer Science and IT subjects.

Learn to use Netbeans IDE

  • NetBeans IDE is an open-source integrated development environment. NetBeans IDE supports development of all Java application types (Java SE including JavaFX, (Java ME, web, EJB and mobile applications)
  • With Netbeans IDE, one can quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students
We recommend that Java series be followed with Netbeans series.

35 Java Business Application Certificate Learn how to create a business application from scratch.

For Java Business Application series, learner should necessarily go through Java and Netbeans series beforehand.
Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students and working professionals.

36 Java Script Certificate JavaScript is one of the core technologies of the World Wide Web. JavaScript enables interactive web pages and is an essential part of web applications. The vast majority of websites use it for client-side page behavior, and all major web browsers have a dedicated JavaScript engine to execute it.

Useful for Web designers, Web developers, Higher Secondary and UG Students.

37 Joomla Certificate Learn how to a Content Management System for building websites, webpages, etc.

Useful for web developers, website administrators, and UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students who wish to learn website management.

38 Jmol Application Certificate Learn how to create 3D chemical, crystal and biomolecules structures. Very useful to teach and learn abstract chemistry concepts.

This application is useful for school students (9th standard upto Post Graduation level) as well as school teachers.

39 Koha Library Management System Training only, No certificates Learn how to create a library, a librarian, add books, journals, and other library items, Marc framework, order a book, cataloging, circulation, add subscription, serial subscription, receive serials, OPAC search, access library on web, cataloging using Z39.50, manage budgets and funds, convert Excel data to MARC, import MARC in Koha.

Koha is useful for Library Science students and Library Staff who wish to create a Koha library for their institute.

40 KTurtle Certificate An educational programming environment which helps in learning how to build logic and how to program, in an easy manner. Some of its features are: intuitive syntax highlighting, simple error messages, integrated canvas to make drawings on, integrated help function, slow-motion or step execution, and more.

Recommended for all who would like to learn programming logic.
Useful for school students (7th standard and above)

41 LaTeX & XFig (LaTeX) Certificate

(XFig) Training only, No certificates

LaTeX is a typesetting software for preparing reports, letters and presentations - specially useful for persons engaged in writing/ publishing documents from science/ arts/ commerce fields.

Xfig is a free and open source vector graphics editor. In Xfig, figures may be drawn using objects such as circles, boxes, lines, spline curves, text, etc. ... and used in LaTeX and other documents.
Useful for UG/PG students, faculty and research scholars.

42 LibreOffice Suite Certificate Trains in basic computer usage skills like Word processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation using the LibreOffice components Writer, Calc and Impress. One can also learn other useful components like Draw, Math and Base in this series.

Useful for school students (7th standard and above), anyone who wishes to learn to use an OFFICE suite.

43 Linux & Ubuntu

BOSS Linux
Certificate Free operating system, almost neutral to virus attacks and no hassles for licensing issues.

Polytechnic/UG/PG computer hardware students and system administrators will greatly benefit by learning to use the Linux OS.

44 Linux AWK Certificate Linux AWK is a language for processing text files. AWK is typically used as a data extraction and reporting tool. It is a standard feature of most Unix-like operating systems.
Polytechnic/UG/PG computer hardware students and system administrators can learn how to use the wide variety of AWK commands of Linux, to handle files, directories, processes etc.
45 Marble Certificate Marble is a virtual globe and world atlas. It allows users to choose among the Earth, Moon, and other planets to display a 3-D model.

Useful for Secondary and higher secondary students, and teachers.

46 Moodle Learning Management System Certificate Moodle LMS is one of the most popular LMS used globally by educational institutes.

This Moodle series is divided into 2 parts -

  • one for Moodle site administrators and
  • another for teachers.

Moodle site Administrators

  • will install Moodle on the server
  • create course categories as per institute guidelines and
  • manage courses and user accounts for multiple courses

Teachers will learn to-

  • upload and edit content for their course.
  • create assignments and quizzes to assess the students’ progress and
  • enroll students to their course and communicate with them.

Useful for system administrators, site administrators, trainers and faculty.
Not useful for students

Click here Instruction Sheet for Moodle LMS

47 OpenFOAM Certificate Open source/ free CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software available for solving and analyzing problems and to create a real world fluid flow movie. Open source equivalent to FLUENT. Widely used in Academics and is gaining popularity in Industry as well- Companies including AUDI, Tata Steel, Volkswagen, and Govt. agencies like BARC (Babha Atomic Research Center).

Useful for Mechanical, Civil, Chemical Engineering students in 3rd and 4th year.
Works only on Linux

48 OpenModelica Certificate OpenModelica is an open source modelling and simulation environment intended for industrial and academic usage.It is an object oriented declarative multi domain modelling language for complex systems.

Useful for Chemical Engg students to learn how to do energy balance

49 OpenPLC with LDmicro Certificate OpenPLC is based on ATMega16 AVR microcontroller. The board is equipped with sets of digital and analog input/output pins, a standard ISP header to which you can connect an external programmer for loading programs from computers, output power pins, external UART module, reset button etc and input power terminal.

useful for UG/PG Electronics students, hardware professional or anyone who is interested in PLC programming.

50 Osdag Certificate Osdag is a cross-platform free/libre and open-source software for the design (and detailing) of steel structures, following the Indian Standard IS 800:2007. It allows the user to design steel connections, members and systems using a graphical user interface.

useful for UG/PG civil Engineering students and working professionals.

51 Perl Certificate Practical Extraction and Reporting Language commonly known as PERL is a high level, general purpose and dynamic programming language. PERL has been used in graphics, web and network programming etc and you can find it's footprints in finance and bioinformatics domain, too.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students to learn programming of business applications.

52 PHP & MySQL Certificate Package for developing interactive websites and establishing back-end connectivity with a database - Famous websites using PHP include Facebook, Google, and Wikipedia.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students

53 Python 3.4.3 Certificate Numerical computational software for Science and Engineering Education - used in 3D animation and Gaming industry, Artificial Intelligence, YouTube, NASA, CERN, Yahoo and so on.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students and CBSE high school students

54 QCAD Certificate QCAD is a free, open source application for computer aided drafting (CAD) in two dimensions (2D).

Learn to create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schematics and diagrams using QCAD.
Useful for UG/PG architecture students

55 QGIS Certificate QGIS (previously known as Quantum GIS) is a free and open-source cross-platform, desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data. QGIS functions as geographic information system (GIS) software, allowing users to analyse and edit spatial information, in addition to composing and exporting graphical maps.

Useful for Geography/Earth Science students to learn GIS, Mapping, and Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information.

56 R Certificate R is the most preferred open-source language for analytics and data science. R offers a large variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, …) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students to learn statistics, big data, data science

57 RDBMS Certificate RDBMS stands for Relational Database Management System. RDBMS is the basis for SQL, and for all modern database systems like MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft Access. PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source relational database system. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, Windows and Mac OS. It supports most SQL data types, foreign keys, joins, views, triggers and stored procedures. It has programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby etc.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students to learn industry database management

58 Ruby Certificate Dynamic, open source, general-purpose, interpreted, true object-oriented programming language. It is a server-side scripting language similar to Python and PERL. Large programs written in Ruby are easily maintainable. It can be easily connected to DB2, MySQL, Oracle, and Sybase.

Useful for UG/PG CSE/IT/CS students to learn industry level programming

59 Scilab Certificate Mathematical and scientific calculation software, open source substitute for MATLAB, very useful for all science and engineering students, in academics particularly.
60 Single Board Heater System Certificate A single-board heater system is a low cost, open source, lab-in-a-box setup. It consists of a heater assembly, fan, temperature sensor, ATmega16 micro-controller and associated circuitry.

The application of this device is in the Control Systems area of Engineering. All Undergraduate level experiments and most Post graduate level control experiments can be performed on the SBHS device.

61 Synfig 2D animation Certificate 2D animation software designed as a powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork.

Useful for High School and UG/PG students who wish to learn animation.

62 UCSF Chimera Certificate UCSF Chimera is a program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures and related data. Using Chimera, one can generate high-quality images and animations.

Useful for UG/PG Chemistry students.

Typing Software
63 KTouch Training only, No certificates Typing tutor - teaches how to type using an online interactive keyboard. Learn typing at your own pace. Gradually increase your typing speed and along with it, your accuracy.
64 TuxTyping Training only, No certificates Typing application especially for children
Start typing, Practice lessons, Play a typing game, Set a language for typing
Utility software/application
65 K3B Not for Training Learn to burn audio/video/data CDs/DVDs using K3B
66 Filezilla Not for Training Learn to configure and use Filezilla, a free file transfer protocol application that's easy to set-up and customize.
67 Thunderbird Not for Training Learn to configure and use Thunderbird, a free email application that's easy to set-up and customize.

Upcoming Spoken Tutorial series are CircuitJS Simulator, NS3 Network Simulator

Be a Part of the Spoken Tutorial Project

The Spoken Tutorial Project-IIT Bombay, welcomes one and all to be part of an IT revolution and contribute to spread awareness amongst students, teachers and other individuals of society. You can contribute as a -

  1. Training Organiser
  2. Training RESOURCE Center
  3. Training Partner

1. Training Organiser:-

Any Staff/Officer/Faculty member/Teacher can be an organiser for the training. They make the first contact with the Spoken Tutorial team, IIT Bombay. As mentioned, Organisers need not know the Software to be taught in the Training/Workshop. The Organiser will arrange the computer lab and coordinate with students to fix a date and time for the first training. He/She will be in touch with the Spoken Tutorial team, IIT Bombay, on a regular basis to ensure that the training is successfully completed. It is recommended for almost all students in the college to get a chance to take the training. For this, the Organiser should identify faculties from other departments to register and start requesting training sessions. A calender or time table should be made to plan training and tests for maximum departmental coverage.

2. Training RESOURCE Center

Any College / University which wishes to contribute towards IT literacy and awareness can become a RESOURCE (Robust Extensions for Spoken Tutorial project on Open Source Software Usage for Recruitment, Community and Education) Center. A RESOURCE Center can conduct remote workshops in its college, for other colleges and can also train other colleges and schools in conducting Spoken Tutorial training. It can identify training Organisers in Polytechnic, ITI and degree colleges, in and around its district. A RESOURCE Center can create a team of students and faculty members who will work to motivate the colleges to do this software training. Faculty Resource Persons from various places in India are already actively bringing in new colleges. Click here to see the list. In this way, the project can be spread and awareness created in the entire state. Additionally it is expected that the RESOURCE Center will train all its students as well incorporate the Software courses in the curriculum where relevant.

A RESOURCE Center will be awarded an Appreciation Letter from Spoken Tutorial project, IIT Bombay. RESOURCE Centers can mention that they are authorised RESOURCE Centers of Spoken Tutorial project, IIT Bombay on their website and in their advertisements.

3. Training Partner

These are universities and government bodies at state level such as DTE, CET, DET, DHE, VIT, DCE, Depts. Of School Eduction, Govt. Skill Bodies/Centres an so on. At their level and because they have a large circle of influence, such bodies can spread Spoken Tutorial based software training in a big way by Awareness - Circulars, Enabling - arranging training and appointing officers at regional/ zonal level, Monitoring - continuously motivating and urging the colleges to come forward and do the Training on their campuses.

How to conduct Training / Workshops


A Training is a software session for courses in syllabus which is conducted as a part of the Lab hours alongside a course.

Organising Spoken Tutorial Training at your Institution is very easy!

The Faculty Organiser can start with any of the software course that we offer- Basic IT Skills, Linux, C, C++, Java, Python-3.4.3, R, Ruby, PERL, LibreOffice Suite, LaTeX, PHP and MySQL, GeoGebra-5.04, Arduino, etc.

How to make payment -

  1. If making payment through NEFT :Click here for Payment Flow via NEFT.

Role of the Faculty Organiser

  1. Inform us of your interest over mail or phone and we will register the college in our website.
  2. As a necessary step please study the Training Flow in detail that explains the step by step procedure of how to conduct the Training, Workshops and arrange the tests.
    Click here for Training Flow.
  3. To register as a Faculty Organiser you need to create an account and assign yourself a Username and Password.
    Click here for the Instructions on Instructions To Create a new Account and Register as a Faculty Organiser in the Spoken-Tutorial Website.
  4. The Training Manager at the Spoken Tutorial team, IIT Bombay, will authenticate you as a "Faculty Organiser"(FO).
  5. Once registration is done, FO has to click on Software training and go in Training Dashboard.
  6. Access Semester Training Planner Summary (STPS) and follow the 3 steps mentioned. Plan Master Batch and upload csv file with student details, complete Semester Training Planner Form (STPF) and Select Participants List of students from Master Batch who will be taking particular course.
  7. Faculty Organiser will upload a Master Batch consisting of all students in that department and year in .csv file
    Click here for Instructions to upload the Master Batch Student List
  8. Faculty Organiser will fill the Semester Training Planner Form(STPF). The STPF has to be completed prior to raising the Training Request.
    Click here for Instructions to fill the Semester Training Planner Form (STPF)
  9. Download the Spoken Tutorial content available on the link ( Get the software and course content installed on all computers using the “Instructions for Installation” (This is provided in the CD/ web-link).
    Click here for Instructions for Downloading the Tutorials
  10. The Faculty Organiser will check that the machines have Firefox web browser and support sound and ensure have earphones.
    Click here for the Machine Readiness document.
  11. Participants will use the earphones and watch the tutorials individually. They will play-pause-practice and learn at their own pace, using side by side method. Learners can copy the content onto their Pen-drives or CDs or laptops.
  12. After the workshop, Faculty Organiser will Select Participant List from the Master Batch to create a list.
    Click here for Instructions to Select the Participant List from Master Batch.
  13. Students will receive Participation Certificate once they complete the training.
    Click here for Instructions to download Participation Certificate.
  14. Any time after 4 weeks and preferably within a month or so after the Training, the group can come for the online assessment test and get Spoken Tutorial project, IIT BOMBAY 'Certificates.
  15. Make a test request on our website and we will confirm it for you. Detailed but easy instruction sheets provided. You will need to identify an invigilator before the test request.
    Click here for Test Request.
  16. The invigilator will go through the registration process before the test and will monitor the test and attendance of the participants.
    Click here for Instructions for Invigilator.
  17. Your request will be confirmed and all the participants can take the test by following the simple instructions
    Click here for Test Instruction for Participants.
  18. For training the entire college, the chief Faculty Organiser can put together a team of representatives from other departments who can train many more students.

Downloading Spoken Tutorials

One can easily download the above mentioned software, tutorials and instruction sheets from the following link -
For installation and making copies on all the computers, please follow these easy steps -

Instructions for Downloading and Installing
  1. Click on
  2. Click on the FOSS category, Please select the Software to download which you have selected for conducting workshop. Select the language. You can select multiple languages by pressing CTRL+Click.
  3. After selecting the software and language Click on Add.
  4. You will see a small table which will specify the software name and language you have selected to download.
  5. You can select more than one software as well to download by repeating Step 3 and 4.
  6. Once the above steps are done Click on Submit.
  7. This will prompt a window to open/save the zip file. Please save the zip file onto a pendrive. This can be used to install the course in all the systems. OR you can copy the zip folder content in CDs/DVD and use it for distribution or demonstration purposes.
  8. Extract the content from the zip file into a folder.
  9. Open the folder. Locate the read-me-first.txt file. Open it and read it carefully.
  10. Follow the instructions given inside to locate the Installation and Instruction sheets. Do as directed in the Installation sheets to install the software in all the computers.
  11. Take enough print-outs of the Instruction sheets – one for each participant.
  12. Copy the extracted folder on each computer before the workshop.

Instructions for Training in Offline Mode
  1. Hand out one Instruction sheet to each participant, before the training.
  2. To begin the workshop, the participants have to open index.html file, which is present in the extracted folder.
  3. To do so, right-click on index.html and choose Open with Firefox option.
  4. Now, follow the instructions given in the Instruction Sheet and begin learning.
  5. We recommend that participants should follow the sequence of topics given in the index.html file for better learning.

Instructions for installing LINUX OS

Click here for instructions on Installation of LINUX OS

Sample Time Tables / Syllabus with Mapped & UnMapped Spoken Tutorial Software Courses

Click on the following link for Time Table

Summer Faculty Development and Training programs

We are very eager to work together. The scope is limitless......many departments doing many trainings, the relevant Spoken Tutorials being recommended within the curriculum, exciting summer Faculty and PG learning programs on LaTeX & Scilab. And even Linux and Libre Office for all the Admin. staff.

So just make plans and we will be with you every step of the way......a few Faculty and Officers who will act as organizers/ coordinators can fix a 2 hour training date on any Software and make a request on our website for the same. That's the way to get started. ( Click here E-Brochure )

  1. Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay Certificates will be issued to all the faculty members who take test in the Spoken Tutorial FDP.
  2. Guidance is provided by the team at IIT Bombay.

Process and useful links: First the organizers create a login ID and then can access all the needed forms like requesting for training. and if you're are already registered as "Organizer" then requesting for FDP is just a click away.

Note: In Master Batch select Faculty Development Programs (FDPs) from the Department dropdown only while doing FDP for faculty.

Registration Link:

To download the course tutorials-

To get the lab ready -

Please contact your respective state manager in case of any query.

Certificates from Spoken Tutorials, IIT Bombay

Certificate of Participation

Received on completing Training (i.e. after 30 days from Semester start date)

Completion Certificate

Received on completing Online Assessment Test.

Please Note Online tests are NOT yet available for the following software series -

  1. Netbeans (will be made available soon)


Please Note Certificates will NOT be issued for the following software series -

  1. Advance C
  2. Ascend
  3. Firefox
  4. Filezilla
  5. KTouch
  6. STEP
  7. Thunderbird
  8. Tux Typing
  9. XFig

Additionally, none of the new FOSS courses will have tests, until announced.

Contacts For Training

In case of any doubts or queries you can always get in touch with our Executive Officers / Training Managers-

No. Name of States Contact Person Email Address Phone

1 Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur,Sikkim Partha Goswami +918486085798
2 Gujarat, Telangana Sudeha Shirke +919769288893
3 Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Jessie Velusamy +919967949342
4 Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram Anita Kedare +919321530562
5 Maharashtra Vidya Kadam +918108536102
6 Puducherry, Computer Institutes,NGO,CSC - queries support Sonia Solanki(Jyoti) +919619287237
7 Tamil Nadu Swapnali Kadam +918082014548
9 Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan Chaitra Gawade +919738471845
8 Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Renu Singh +919889844298
10 West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan Ankita Singh +919321018966
10 West Bengal, Jharkhand, Tripura Neelam Kamtekar Shinde +919284433790
10 Odisha, Nagaland Adita Saini +918126230037
11 Queries Support Diana Low +919833188090
12 Uttarakhand, Delhi, Puducherry, Goa
National Coordinator
Akanksha Saini +919167593095
13 Chandigarh,Punjab,Jammu & Kashmir
National Coordinator - Computer Centers & CSC VLEs
Tanvir Singh +919041633230

National Coordinator - Schools & NGO's
Priyanka Shroff +919713759405

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