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Grants/Wiki Academy at IIT Kharagpur

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This Wikimedia India grant was funded in the fiscal year 2012-13. Project report is available.
Grant contact name
Kalyan Sarkar
Grant contact username or email
Grant contact title (position)
Chair, Kolkata SIG
Project lead name
Kalyan Sarkar
Project lead username or email
Project lead title (position), if any
Chair, Kolkata SIG
Full project name
Wiki Academy at IIT Kharagpur
Amount requested (in INR)
Provisional target start date
26 January 2013
Provisional completion date
26 January 2013

Budget breakdown

  • Travel: 3,000/-
  • Food: 1500/-
  • Miscellaneous: 500/-

Project scope

  • Presentation on Wikipedia and sister projects
  • Presentation on Bengali Wikipedia and Bengal related projects
  • Live demonstration on how to edit Wikipedia
  • Hands on session(s) on editing Wikipedia
  • Distribution of certificates to the participants of Wiki Academy
  • Distribution of certificates to the winners of photo contest

Project goal

To conduct Wiki Academy and Commons photo contest at IIT Kharagpur.

Non-financial requirements

  1. Infrastructure would be provided by SpringFest management.
  2. Pick up and drop to Kharagpur railway station to be provided by SpringFest.
  3. Accommodation, if required, shall be provided by SpringFest management.

Fit to strategy

Wiki Academy has been a proven method for mass outreach among the students. IIT Kharagpur is one of the premier institutions of the country. Wiki Academy at IIT Kharagpur would definitely help not only in terms of outreach but also in terms of contributors in the near future. Moreover, the Commons photo contest would add a different dimension to the outreach program. Certificates for the Wiki Academy participants and photo contest winners is a great strategy to generate the interest in the student community and boost the outreach program.

Other benefits

  1. Possibility of outreach through the mainstream media.
  2. Outreach through internet through Wikimedia logo in SpringFest website.

Measures of success

  • Number of attendees at the Wiki Academy
  • Number of entries for the photo contest

Team members (optional)

  1. Jayanta Nath
  2. Biswarup Ganguly
  3. Kalyan Sarkar
  4. Rangan Datta
  5. Sucheta Ghosal
  6. Partha Sarathi Banerjee