FOSS in Academics
NRCFOSS has initiated various measures to augment the availability of FOSS enabled manpower which could be used by the industry. The steps include introduction of FOSS in formal engineering curriculum, use of FOSS alternatives in the educational arena, support for non-formal training in FOSS through certification and validation programmes, FOSS based student projects, etc. NRCFOSS has been interacting with various universities and academic institutions to assist them in designing the syllabus, developing course materials and organizing teachers' training.
FOSS subjects have been introduced as core paper in Anna University Coimbatore and as electives in various other universities and autonomous institutions.
CDAC and CBSE have undertaken a project entitled "Trainers Training & Student Talent Transformation for CBSE" with an objective to develop a repository of eLearning resources for CBSE Maths, Science and Social Sciences subjects at secondary level. The teachers will be given training to use and contribute to the repository, and eduFOSS lab will be set up in CBSE schools where students could do innovative projects.