Congratulations to everyone involved! I wish for the success of the new
curriculum. Having Open Source in education is the fastest method of
spreading the message forward.
On 2019-07-25 07:56, Tayyabali Sayyad wrote:
We are very glad to make you know that the
restructured IT syllabus of XI
standard is based exclusively on Open Source content. The books are now
available in the market. Around 1.5 lac students in Maharashtra will be
introduced to Linux and open source from this and successive years.
Although the recommended OS is Ubuntu 18.04, LTS, students can use any
other Linux Distro if they are interested. All screenshots are that of OSS.
This was indeed a major hurdle in migration with old textbooks.
The book follows the National Education Policy in ICT education in order to
make the education cost-effective, ethical and accessible to all.
This is undoubtedly the result of the seeds sown by our veteran founders of
We are incredibly fortunate to have your support in our journey of
restructuring the syllabus of IT for XI standard. This couldn't have been
achieved without your timely and valuable support.
The most substantial contribution is from Krishnakant Mane and his GNUKhata
team. The extensive training which the team provided gave BOS members
tremendous confidence, especially in the accounting software.
Special thanks to Prajakta Patkar, Karan Kamdar and Abhijit of GNUKhata
Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Nagarjuna, Prof Khedkar, Prof Abhinav Jog,
Chandita, and Kasinath Guru.
We are thankful to Adv V P Patil, Adv Amardev Unniyal and Sudhakar Kashyap
for their help regarding PIL.
Thanks to Fr Jude and Sajida of St Mary High School, Sr Meena of Auxilium
High School, Gayathri Narayanan (SIWS College), Vidyadhar Mhatre,
We are very much thankful to Sudhanwa Joglekar, Gaurav Pant and many other
members from PLUG.
We are thankful to Balbharti, Hon Director, Support Staff and of course to
all BOS team members (listed in the textbook)
We are thankful to Rushubh Mehta and Dr Nambiar, Director DBIT, for
providing space for ilug-bom meetings and FOSS events.
Words are not enough to express how grateful we are for the help you all
extended to us directly or indirectly.
Please accept our warmest thanks for your support. We hope to get the same
support in the years to come.
After this two year course, students join various graduation courses,
especially BSc(IT) recognized by Mumbai University.
These courses still use proprietary software on a large scale in the degree
college computer labs.
Although many degree colleges are struggling to migrate to open source,
they are held back due to some exclusive vendor based products in the
curriculum. We expect far more support in order to pursue this issue at the
- Team Don Bosco
Rushabh, Joe, Raghu, Rajeev,Tayyab, Nilesh, Milind, Pralhad, Benoy,Dhruv,
Sameer, Dr Medhekar, Vishal, Rajendra.