Seminar on 'Freedom and Surveillance in the Digital Age'- Inspiring and Thought Provoking

Swecha and FSMI have jointly organized a seminar, titled ‘Freedom and Surveillance in the Digital Age’ on 13th July, 2013. The seminar was well attended by over 150 participants,comprising primarily of engineering college students, IT professionals, academicians, intellectuals, progressive and democratic minded citizens, activists and netizens.

A Twodays faculty development program on foss Technologies at godvari institute of engineering and technology

Swecha is conducting a twodays faculty development programme on foss technologies at Godavari institute of technology on 19th and 20th of july. we mainly concerntrate on Gnu/linux operating system and python programme and php web programming. In this programme we conduct hands on session also.


Internet Surveillance and Internet Freedom

Seminar on

"Internet Surveillance and Internet Freedom"

Industry, research, academics and society have progressed enormously in the past two decades, largely owing to the availability of free internet. The availability of enormous information and its easy transmission via the internet has facilitated the progress achieved thus far.

However, some of the recent happenings have brought to fore a widespread debate amongst internet and computer users in general and intellectuals and activists in particular. If SOPA and PIPA in the United States of America made the future of internet look bleak, the more recent and infamous Section 66(A) of the IT Act in India raised serious doubts about its constitutional validity.

FSMI representation to AICTE against the deal with Microsoft.

Demanding revision of AICTE - Microsoft deal FSMI delegation met chairman of AICTE Prof. S.S. Mantha and submitted a memorandum. For further details please visit


The importance of bridging the gap between industry and academia is known to all. More often, the research pursued by academia leads to significant strides in the industry and changing trends in the industry need to be reflected in the academic curriculum taught at Universities/ Colleges. However, going by the present scenario, the latter doesn’t seem to be happening as dynamically as it’s supposed to be.

Gone are the days when one should write thousands of lines of code (if not more) to design a simple web page. These are the days when on line content could be managed just with a click of the mouse!

With the emergence of Android OS, smart phones have started expanding their horizons like never before in history!

Two Day Workshop at Vignan University, Guntur

Swecha organized a two-day workshop on PHP and Drupal at Vignan University, Vadlamudi, Guntur on the 1st and 2nd of March, 2013.

The following topics were covered during the workshop:

1. PHP Scripting

2. Drupal - Content Management System

3. An Alternative Paradigm of Computing- A Free Software Perspective


The workshop was well attended by over 100 students from engineering colleges in and around the University.

Mr. V. Srikanth, Developer at Swecha, Mr. G. V. S. Giri, Developer at Swecha and Mr. Ashish. A, Member, Executive Committee, Swecha handled the sessions and

interacted with the students. The workshop was well received by the students and the students evinced their interest to form a GLUG and continue their learning

and enhance their understanding of various Free Software Technologies.

The workshop was well coordinated by Mr. Raghunath, HOD, Dept. of IT, Vignan University, Mr. Naresh, Asst. Professor, Dept. of IT, Vignan University and their team.

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