‘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.

Workshop on Android at SNIST

SNIST, Ghatkesar

Swecha was organized a 4-Day advanced workshop on Mobile Computing- Android at Sree Nidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Ghatkesar, Hyderabad from August 3rd-6th, 2013.

195 enthusiastic students are attending this workshop. During the course of this workshop, the students would be understanding and working on the following:
1. Introduction to Mobile Computing
2. History & Evolution of Android
3. Android Architecture
4. Basic Apps
5. Advanced Apps

Mr. Praveen Aravind from IIT madras was handeled 1st and 2nd day sessions on Introduction to mobile computing, History & Evolution of Andriod and Android Architecture, Mr. Ganesh. K from IIIT-H was handled the sessions for the students.

195 members attended for this workshop from 3rd cse of SNIST and they created lot of Apps for Android for there own & daily household purpose.

Workshop at Sree Dattha Engineering College

Sree Dattha

Swecha is organizing a one day workshop at Sree Dattha Engineering College, Ibrahimpatnam, Hyderabad on 2nd August, 2013.

The workshop would deal with the following topipcs:
1. An Alternative Paradigm of Computing- A Free Software Perspective
2. GNU/ LINUX System Administration
3. Software Development Lifecycle

The workshop would conclude with the inaugural of a GLUG in the college. The students have expressed their willingness and eagerness to be part of their GLUG and take forward the ideals of Free Software Movement.

Workshop at CVSR College of Engineering

CVSR College of Engineering

Swecha is conducting a workshop at CVSR College of Engineering, Ghatkesar, Hyderabad on 31st July, 2013.

The workshop would cover the following topics:
1. An Alternative Paradigm of Computing- A Free Software Perspective
2. GNU/ Linux System Administration

2 Day Workshop at SCIENT Institute of Technology


Swecha is organizing a 2-day workshop at SCIENT Institute of Technology, Ibrahimpatnam, Hyderabad on 30th and 31st, July, 2013.

The workshop covers the following topics:
1. An Alternative Paradigm of Computing- A Free Software Perspective
2. GNU/ LINUX System Administration
3. Python
4. Open Hardware- Raspberry Pi

Students from EEE, ECE, CSE & IT branches of the college are expected to attend this workshop.

Workshop for Dept. of IT at GNITS


Swecha organized a workshop for students of Information Technology Department at G Narayanamma Institute of Technology & Science on 20th July, 2013.

This workshop covered the following topics:
1. An Alternative Paradigm of Computing- A Free Software Perspective
2. GNU/ Linux System Administration- Basics

Ashish. A, Member, Executive Committee, Swecha & SAP Consultant, TCS along with Animesh. C, Developer, Media 10 handled the sessions that were attended by around 150 enthusiastic students from both 2nd & 3rd year, IT.

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

2 Day Workshop at CBIT


Swecha is organized a 2 Day Workshop on Free Software Technologies at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad on 26th & 27th of July, 2013.This workshop was covered the following topics:

Day1 : Databases (MySQL) - A Practical Approach and Python programming

Day2 : An Alternative Paradigm of Computing- A Free Software Perspective, GNU/ LINUX System Administration,  Drupal- Content Management System.

Praveen Chandrahas Member, Executive Committee, Swecha & Network consultant CISCO along with Abhinay sama Reasercher at VM Ware Technologies, RaviKiran  and sasiKiran Senior developers at Media10 handled the sessions that were attended by around 104 enthusiastic students.

5 day Student Training Workshop on Free Software Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 2010-06-27 12:22

Swecha is organizing a five day workshop for students on various Free Software technologies in such a way that they become free software developers and make active contributions to the Free Software community. Students from various engineering and MCA colleges and any one interested in Free Software technologies can attend the workshop. The workshop deals with training students for these 5 days on - Preparing GNU Labs (Free Software Labs), Scripting Languages which include Shell & Python, Content Management Systems (Web Technologies) like Drupal and Graphics Tools like Gimp, Inkscape & Blender.

Participants will be provided with accommodation, food and transport. The training camp will be held from June 30, 2010 to July 4, 2010 at Hyderabad at MLRIT (Dundigal) with a 24 hour lab facility for the students. Interested students may contact Mr. Sandeep - 9052993355

Registration Fee with Accommodation - Rs.600/-
Registration Fee without Accommodation - Rs.400/-

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