The world of FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) believes in giving “Power to People”. It gives freedom of innovation to the programmer by providing an opportunity to enhance and analyze open source code, which enables him in developing and customizing user specific environments with ease.

Acharya Narendra Dev College firmly believes in the adoption of Free Open Source Software (FOSS) as an instrument of inclusive digital education and breaking the shackles of restrictive licensing policies in education. Keeping with this goal, the college has been regularly conducting hands-on workshops since December 2007 to introduce Linux and FOSS to students, teaching & non-teaching staff.

The philosophy of Free and Open Source Software goes a long way in building career of students and shaping their lives. A lot of our students have joined companies like IBM, ORACLE, FACEBOOK etc. which also work on open source projects. Our ex-students have expressed their gratitude in being part of a college where students are provided with an environment for learning FOSS at an early stage. FOSS has a long list of advantages out of which security is ranked the topmost. Students feel that working with FOSS is always beneficial as it has a large community support through which they can gain assistance in solving any problem faced while developing code.

An active FOSS CLUB has a conducted a series of workshops and talks since 2009.

  • Talk on Free Software: Defending your freedom by Mr. Richard Stallman, Founder & President, Free Software Foundation on 9 January, 2014.
  • 4-day workshop on IT Tools for non-teaching staff of college on 16-19 December, 2013.
  • 12 Hour workshop on “Ethical Hacking” on 2-4 September, 2013.
  • Two-day workshop on FOSS & Linux for students on 6-7, August, 2013.
  • One-day workshop on Linux using spoken tutorials in August, 2012.
  • One-day workshop on Linux using spoken tutorials in February, 2012.
  • One-day workshop on LATEX using spoken tutorials in October, 2011.
  • 2 one-day workshop on FOSS in 2011 for students of B.Sc(H) Computer Science, Physical Science in Computer Science, PGDCA.
  • Two-day workshop on “Drupal and Php” in March, 2011 for students and faculty members.
  • Two-day workshop on FOSS in January, 2010 for students.
  • One-day workshop on FOSS & Linux in August, 2009 for students.
  • One-day workshop on FOSS in January, 2009. About 110 students and 15 faculty members participated in the one-day workshop.
  • Five-day training and familiarization Linux & Clustering workshop from 3-7 January, 2009 for the students and teachers of our college as well as other colleges of the University.