The Spoken Tutorial project is the initiative of the ‘Talk to a Teacher’ activity of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India.

BIT Durg is the Resource Center for Spoken Tutorial Project  & We have :

  • Conducted Pilot Workshops
  • Organizing multiple workshops at Institute Level
  • More than 1000 Students Got Certified on different Software’s
  • Represented  spoken Tutorial Project in Annual Techfest-Ojas
  • We are supporting neighboring Schools and Colleges for Spoken Tutorial Project

How to do this ?

Suggest Spoken Tutorial based courses to each faculty in your institute and ask them to decide which of our FOSS courses is suited for their particular course (E-Brochure Click) .So in that lab course/ practical session, a particular batch can learn one of our Software courses. For eg. batch undergoing OOPS can go for C/C++ if it is there in the course. Faculty can include C/C++, Linux, PHP & mySQL and Java tutorials in lab/Practical hours so that students can refer to them in their lab whenever they face any problem. For courses that are not directly fitting with any course you can utilize the Free Lab/Practical hours or they can arrange the training as per their requirement.

Faculty Organizer to send online request for training (Click) for each batch and upload the participants list (Click). Once the request is sent, students will get their Learner’s Certificate.
Then Download and Install the software in all the lab computers using the 2 steps given below:
Step 1. Downloading the Tutorials – Click to download the course in one computer system and then load the audio video tutorials in all the computer lab by copy pasting using Pen drive few days before conducting these workshops.
Step 2. Downloading the Software – After Step 1, locate the Installation sheet in the folder of downloaded tutorials. It will show you the link, use the same to download the open source software in all the lab computers few days before the training Date.

Through the website you can:

  1. Learn many software by yourself.
  2. Be a contributor to the community by creating original tutorials or dubbing into other languages
  3. Lead the national effort for any FOSS
  4. Lend your expertise in a particular FOSS by being a Reveiwer / Domain Expert
  5. Help conduct workshops in colleges and schools across India

Software Offered

Currently Spoken Tutorial project offers software training on the below mentioned list of software, applications and programming languages.

No. Software Application
1 Basic IT Skills package Learn how to use

  • The Linux operating system
  • LibreOffice Suite – for basic Office applications and
  • Firefox web browser – to browse the internet safely

This package is useful to all who wish to learn basic IT skills. Absolute must for beginners.

2 Ascend ASCEND is a free, open source, mathematical modelling system.
Its main uses have been in the field of chemical process modelling, with its novel modelling language conventions and powerful solver.
Useful for Chemical Engg and Chemistry students.
3 BASH Bash is a “Unix shell” command-line interface for interacting with the operating system. Bash has the ability to run an entire script of commands, known as a “Bash Shell script” or “Shell script”.
Familiarity with GNU/Linux command lines, and familiarity with basic programming concepts is a pre-requisite for learning BASH.
System administrators will greatly benefit by learning to automate common tasks using BASH.
4 Blender Open source equivalent to Maya and 3DMax. Useful to create 3D Animation for Architecture & Animation students. Can be used by Civil Engineering students, also.
5 C and C++ Powerful features, simple syntax, and portability make C a preferred language among programmers, for business and industrial applications. Widely used in the development of operating systems.
6 Advanced C For Advanced C series, learner should necessarily go through C and C++ series beforehand.
7 Advanced C++ For Advanced C++ series, learner should necessarily go through C and C++ series beforehand.
8 Firefox Free, open source and popular web browser. Allows you to view Internet web pages, navigate through web pages, and search for web pages using search engines such as Google, Yahoo Search or Bing.
9 GChemPaint GChemPaint allows you to draw and display 2D chemical structures. This application is useful for school students (9th standard and above) as well as school teachers. Very useful to teach and learn abstract chemistry concepts.
Works only on Linux
10 GeoGebra Interactive Geometry, Algebra and Calculus application for school students (7th standard and above) as well as school teachers. Very useful to teach and learn abstract geometry concepts.
11 GIMP Graphics art and design software application for the editing and creation of original images, icons, graphical elements of web pages and art for user interface elements. Useful for all graphic related work. Open source equivalent of Photoshop.
12 Inkscape Graphics art and design software application for the editing and creation of original images, icons, graphical elements of web pages and art for user interface elements. Useful for all graphic related work. Open source equivalent of CorelDraw and Illustrator.
13 Java and Netbeans Learn to use Java

  • Free and open source, high level, simple as well as object-oriented programming language. Included in the curriculum of schools and colleges offering Computer Science and IT subjects.

Learn to use Netbeans IDE

  • NetBeans IDE is an open-source integrated development environment. NetBeans IDE supports development of all Java application types (Java SE including JavaFX, (Java ME, web, EJB and mobile applications)
  • With Netbeans IDE, one can quickly and easily develop desktop, mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more,
  • We recommend that Java series be followed with Netbeans series.
14 Java Business Application Learn how to create a business application from scratch.For Java Business Application series, learner should necessarily go through Java and Netbeans series beforehand.
15 Jmol Application Learn how to create 3D chemical, crystal and biomolecules structures.This application is useful for school students (9th standard upto Post Graduation level) as well as school teachers. Very useful to teach and learn abstract chemistry concepts.
16 KTurtle An educational programming environment which helps in learning how to build logic and how to program, in an easy manner. Some of its features are: intuitive syntax highlighting, simple error messages, integrated canvas to make drawings on, integrated help function, slow-motion or step execution, and more.Recommended for all who would like to learn programming logic.
17 LaTeX & XFig LaTeX is a typesetting software for preparing reports, letters and presentations – specially useful for persons engaged in writing/ publishing documents from science/ arts/ commerce fields.Xfig is a free and open source vector graphics editor. In Xfig, figures may be drawn using objects such as circles, boxes, lines, spline curves, text, etc. … and used in LaTeX and other documents.
18 LibreOffice Suite Trains in basic computer usage skills like Word processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation using the LibreOffice components Writer, Calc and Impress. One can also learn other useful components like Draw, Math and Base in this series.

Linux & Ubuntu BOSS Linux

Free operating system, almost neutral to virus attacks and no hassles for licensing issues.
20 OpenFOAM Open source/ free CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software available for solving and analyzing problems and to create a real world fluid flow movie. Open source equivalent to FLUENT. Widely used in Academics and is gaining popularity in Industry as well- Companies including AUDI, Tata Steel, Volkswagen, and Govt. agencies like BARC (Babha Atomic Research Center).Works only on Linux
21 Oscad– nowFreeEDA Open Source EDA tool for circuit design, simulation, analysis and PCB design. It is an integrated tool built using open source software such asKiCad, Ngspice and Scilab.
22 Perl Practical Extraction and Reporting Language commonly known as PERL is a high level, general purpose and dynamic programming language. PERL has been used in graphics, web and network programming etc and you can find it’s footprints in finance and bioinformatics domain, too.
23 PHP & MySQL Package for developing interactive websites and establishing back-end connectivity with a database – Famous websites using PHP include Facebook, Google, and Wikipedia.
24 Python Numerical computational software for Science and Engineering Education – used in 3D animation and Gaming industry, Artificial Intelligence, YouTube, NASA, CERN, Yahoo and so on.
25 QCAD QCAD is a free, open source application for computer aided drafting (CAD) in two dimensions (2D).Learn to create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schematics and diagrams using QCAD.
26 Scilab Mathematical and scientific calculation software, open source substitute for MATLAB, very useful for all science and engineering students, in academics particularly.
27 Ruby Dynamic, open source, general-purpose, interpreted, true object-oriented programming language. It is a server-side scripting language similar to Python and PERL. Large programs written in Ruby are easily maintainable. It can be easily connected to DB2, MySQL, Oracle, and Sybase.
28 KTouch Typing tutor – teaches how to type using an online interactive keyboard. Learn typing at your own pace. Gradually increase your typing speed and along with it, your accuracy.
29 TuxTyping Typing application especially for children
Start typing, Practice lessons, Play a typing game, Set a language for typing
30 K3B Learn to burn audio/video/data CDs/DVDs using K3B
31 Thunderbird Learn to configure and use Thunderbird, a free email application that’s easy to set-up and customize.
32 Orca Orca helps a visually-impaired person to navigate and use a PC/laptop for his/her day-to-day activities on their own without aided help.


A Training is a software session which is conducted as a part of the Lab hours alongside a course present in the syllabus or which has relevance to the course taught.