Spoken Tutorial Training Center at SVKM’s IOT, Dhule

MOu Signed by SVKM’s Institute of Technology, Dhule with IIT, Bombay.

SVKM’s Institute of Technology, Dhule and IIT Bombay Spoken Tutorial Program signed an agreement on 9th October 2019 in presence of Dr. Nilesh Salunkhe, Principal, SVKM’s Institute of Technology, Dhule and Ms. Shyama Iyer, National Coordinator, Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay. Because of this agreement, SVKM’s Institute of Technology, Dhule, Maharashtra became Spoken Tutorial IIT Bombay’s Nodal Resource Centre (NRC) for Dhule Region. As an NRC SVKM’s Institute of Technology, Dhule is nurturing and spreading awareness among the colleges (the clusters) in Dhule and surrounding districts. Spoken Tutorial is an initiative by the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), Government of India and is being developed by IIT Bombay. The Spoken Tutorial Project is about teaching and learning a particular FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) such as Linux, Scilab, LaTeX, PHP & MySQL, Java, C/C++, LibreOffice etc. via an easy Video tool – Spoken Tutorials. Some of the salient features of SELF (Spoken Tutorial based Education and Learning through Free FOSS study) are as follows:

  1. This distance education method is highly conducive to self-learning.
  2. Once one gets started any student or faculty can master the FOSS and also get certificates, Silver/Learner’s and Gold/Completion (based on clearing an assessment test)
  3. UG, PG or Research scholar students and even teachers of Science, Engineering, Commerce and Management disciplines can learn any of the FOSS.

Dr. Bhushan Chaudhari, Associate Professor, Information Technology Dept is working as chief central Coordinator for Spoken Tutorial Programs. Organizers and invigilators are appointed in each discipline to look after spoken training programs and certification courses. Department-wise organizers are as follows:

Sr. No. Dept Faculty Organizer Name Email Id
1 Computer Engg Dr. Bhushan Chaudhari bhushan.chaudhari@svkm.ac.in
2 Information Technology  Prof. Mayuri Kulkarni mayuri.kulkarni@svkm.ac.in
3 Civil Engineering  Prof. Prerana Ikhar   prerana.ikhar@gmail.com
4 Mechanical Engineering Prof. Bhushan Behede  bhushan.behede@svkm.ac.in
5 Electrical Engineering Prof. Farha Naz  farha.naz@svkm.ac.in
6 Dept of Humanities and Social Science  Prof. Sachin Nerkar  sachin.nerkar@svkm.ac.in

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

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 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 Chemical Engg and Chemistry students.

3 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 Chemistry and Bioinformatics students.

4 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.
System administrators will greatly benefit by learning to automate common tasks using BASH.

5 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.
6 Blender Certificate Open source equivalent to Maya and 3DMax. Useful to create 3D Animation for Architecture & Animation students. Can be used by Civil Engineering students, also.
7 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.
8 Advanced C Training only, No certificates For Advanced C series, learner should necessarily go through C and C++ series beforehand.
9 Advanced C++ Certificate For Advanced C++ series, learner should necessarily go through C and C++ series beforehand.
10 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 Bio-Chemistry students.

11 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.
12 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 Chemical Engineering students to run the simulations and get a better understanding on a phenomenon.

13 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.
14 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.
15 GChemPaint Certificate GChemPaint allows you to draw and display 2D chemical structures. This application is useful for school students (9th standard and above) as well as school teachers. Very useful to teach and learn abstract chemistry concepts.
16 GeoGebra Certificate Interactive Geometry, Algebra and Calculus application for school students (7th standard and above) as well as school teachers. Very useful to teach and learn abstract geometry concepts.
17 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.
18 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.
19 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.
20 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.
21 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.

22 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

23 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.

24 Jmol Application Certificate Learn how to create 3D chemical, crystal and biomolecules structures.

This application is useful for school students (9th standard upto Post Graduation level) as well as school teachers. Very useful to teach and learn abstract chemistry concepts.

25 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.
26 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.

27 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.
28 Linux & Ubuntu

BOSS Linux

Certificate Free operating system, almost neutral to virus attacks and no hassles for licensing issues.
29 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).
30 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

31 Oscad– now eSIM Training only, No certificates 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, Ngspice and Scilab.
32 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.
33 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.
34 Python 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.
35 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.

36 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.
37 Scilab Certificate Mathematical and scientific calculation software, open source substitute for MATLAB, very useful for all science and engineering students, in academics particularly.
38 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.

39 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 Chemistry students.

Typing Software
40 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.
41 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
42 K3B Not for Training Learn to burn audio/video/data CDs/DVDs using K3B
43 Filezilla Not for Training Learn to configure and use Filezilla, a free file transfer protocol application that’s easy to set-up and customize.
44 Thunderbird Not for Training Learn to configure and use Thunderbird, a free email application that’s easy to set-up and customize.
Screen-reading software for the Visually Impaired
45 Orca Training only, No certificates Orca helps a visually-impaired person to navigate and use a PC/laptop for his/her day-to-day activities on their own without aided help.

SVKM’s Institute of Technology, Dhule has given facilities and providing spoken tutorials for students and faculties. On 22nd June 2019, the spoken tutorial on Python was conducted for Teaching faculties.

 This workshop was organised by the Teaching Learning Centre (ICT) at IIT Bombay, a scheme of ‘Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching’ (PMMMNMTT), an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

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