A TWO DAY WORKSHOP ON PYTHON St.mary's women's engineering college guntur

Swecha is conducting a workshop on 09th and 10th th October, 2014. The workshop was cover the following topics:

1. An  AlternativeParadigm of Computing- A Free Software Perspective

2. GNU/ Linux System Administration

3. Python

The workshop was well  attended by over 60 students from 3rd and 4th CSE.

Gopi, Member, Executive Committee, Swecha & Senior web developer along with Anil  Kumar volunteer swecha & working as a programmer has taken the sessions.

Swecha wishes to conduct many more such workshops for the students in the coming  days.

Swecha congratulates ISRO and the nation on this great achievement

Swecha, part of Free Software Movement of India, congratulates the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) upon its successful Mars mission. This achievement has been possible only because of the relentless efforts of all the scientists at ISRO, who have stayed back to serve our motherland despite several lucrative opportunities abroad. Swecha salutes all such scientists.

With this feat, India becomes only the fourth country in the world, next only to the USA, European Union and Russia, to have succeeded in a Mars mission! What's more laudable is the fact that ISRO has achieved this herculean task in the very first attempt itself and in a shoestring budget of approximately 450 crore rupees. This, by any standard, is no mean achievement.

The successful completion of Mars Orbiter Mission also goes on to demonstrate the technological prowess of Indian brains, and we urge the Indian government to ensure that such indigenous technology is promoted in other spheres too, say for instance in mobile manufacturing, which has got a tremendous scope for employment generation.

An open seminar on "Employment Opportunities in a Changing Technology Landscape" -“A New Vision For Employement”

Times are fast changing. The employment landscape is no longer as bright as it was in the early 2000's. Several studies indicate that the demand for IT engineers has remained at 4 lakhs for the past decade or so while the number of engineers trying to get into the IT sector has zoomed over to 15 lakh.

Workshop on "Floss for Research and Innovation" for Academicians and Research Scholars on 6th & 7th Sep 2014.

Floss for Research and Innovation

Workshop on “FLOSS for Research and Innovation- A Collaborative Approach”
In the present technological era there is an increased penetration of the computing tools and techniques into modern science and technology, education. The technological research is facing challenges of not just teaching the conceptual models of Science & Technology but also equip, train and enable students, researchers and industrial work force to handle these in the furtherance of their goals and objectives.

An important challenge to this happens to be the ready availability of such tools, ability to study and modify them suitably to the evolving scientific and technological tempers at both individual and institutional levels. Fostering this scientific and research temper, enabling and empowering the individuals, Swecha in association with FSMI organized its First National Convention for Academics and Research (NCAR-2010). In its succession on the eve of teachers’ day celebrations, Swecha is organizing the a two-day workshop on Research and Innovation.

This workshop provides a platform for collaboration and sharing the ideas of innovation and various approaches for FLOSS based research. The present situation of digital barriers like infrastructure, computing restrictions, and preparing ourselves for future tasks will be the main goal.

Government of Andhra Pradesh Should Focus On Employment Generation.

Press Note on ITIR and AP state budget (english)

The much anticipated and awaited budget of the residual state of Andhra Pradesh for the financial year 2014-15 has been presented today. However, the students and employment seekers have been terribly disappointed by this budget. They have voted for the government expecting it to take steps to ensure employment generation. The fact that there was no mention of the much hyped ITIR Project in the budget has upset the youth of Andhra Pradesh. It is to be borne in mind that the ITIR Project has not been mentioned in the Union Budget presented earlier  this year as well.

Employment generation has been a major promise in the campaign of the ruling party in the run up to the elections. However, this budget fails to deliver on this promise. What is more surprising is the fact that there have been grand plans for the IT industry in the state with planned employment creation of 5,00,000 additional jobs from the existing 21,000 in the state and inceasing the exports to Rs.43,000 crores from the existing exports of Rs.1600 crore, while the budget allocation to the IT sector has been a mere Rs.111 crore! This further adds to the woes of the youth of our state.

‘Mobile manufacturing units need of the hour’

Swecha conducted a two day convention on Network communications at Venkateswara vignana mandiram, Guntur on 7th and 8th August. In this event Y Kiran chandra, General secretary, Free software movement of India gave guest lecture on employment generation. There were  huge participation of 700+ students from 30 different colleges of Andhra pradesh. 

kiranchandra's statement

Free Software Movement of India has demanded that the Central and State governments bring in policy changes on Information Technology to give fillip to hardware manufacturing, setting up of data centres and software design centres. This, it said, is possible by establishing Information Technology Investment Regions (ITIR).


“The governments need to wake up to the reality of version 2.0 in the IT sector. Leading countries are moving away from version 1.0 - outsourcing of IT enabled services - and are creating new business models centred on automation of IT. The US recently came out with ‘reshoring initiative’, a job resource programme aimed at employing highly skilled software professionals from that country. India also needs to wake up and evolve its own business model to tap into the huge market in mobile manufacturing and website hosting,” Kiranchandra.Y, general secretary, Free Software Movement of India, said here on Friday. He was speaking on the sidelines of a student convention hosted by Swecha, Guntur.


Mr. Kiranchandra quoted data from the mobile telephony market to augment his demand. “The annual market for mobile telephones in the country is about Rs. 16,000 crore, yet India is yet to have its own mobile manufacturing unit. The mobile handsets designed in China, South Korea and Finland are simply being relabelled and sold in the country,” he said.

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