Coordinators’ Workshop on Python
25th May 2019
A one day Coordinators’ Workshop on Python was conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on 25th May 2019 at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida (IITB Remote Centre ID : 1316) and 180 other Remote Centers through A-View. The workshop meant for faculties from technical institutes and schools was organized under the aegis of 'Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching' (PMMMNMTT), funded by The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Mr. Venkata Durga Kiran V from Sagi Rama Krishnam Raju Engineering College, Andhra Pradesh and Mr. Manoj Kumar Yadav from Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida attended the workshop at DGI – Greater Noida, on behalf of their respective Remote Centers.
Inaugurating the workshop, Prof. Prabhu Ramchandran, Course Coordinator from IIT Bombay briefed the participants about Python, which is a very versatile and easy-to-learn programming language with an extensive library of open tools allowing users to solve a variety of problems. Prof. Ramchandran said that Python has a rich ecosystem of libraries and tools for scientific computing and data science. There are libraries that provide a powerful interactive computing environment both on the console as well as on a web-browser. Python can interface relatively easily with other well-established languages like FORTRAN/C and C++. In addition to this Python also has libraries to build user interfaces, build web applications, interface to hardware, and a whole host of other domains. This makes Python an excellent language to learn opening up a world of possibilities to users who desire to use their computers more effectively.
Giving a brief of the course, Miss Nancy - Spoken Tutorial Coordinator, IIT Bombay said that FOSSEE (Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Education) project at IIT Bombay has been promoting Python, and other FLOSS software, such as Scilab, OpenFOAM, eSim, Osdag, OpenModelica, DWSIM & R, and Open Source hardware, such as Arduino and OpenPLC. FOSSEE is also funded by NMEICT, MHRD. Government of India has mandated the use of open source software.
Prof. Ramchandran later explained the roles and responsibilities of the RC and WS Coordinators for the Main Workshop on Python which is scheduled to be held on 22nd June 2019.
During the successive sessions, participants were explained how to install Python, its uses and implementation.
The workshop ended with the Question & Answer and the Valedictory Session.
Link to Python AView Sessions