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14 February 2011

AICTE refused to give details of MoU between Microsoft and AICTE (with image)

sorry, I have forget to add image in last post.
As we know - AICTE ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_India_Council_for_Technical_Education ) has made some sort of MoU with Microsoft and Autodesk .

This is a great danger to FOSS community. AICTE in 2008, there were 2388 approved engineering colleges, with a total student intake capacity of 8.2 lakh students.
AICTE is just selling ( http://techrights.org/2010/10/16/aicte-sellout/ ) these engineering student.  learning proprietary skills is not needed in todays competitive market where we have a huge scope for FOSS based skill set. Almost every company has shifted towards FOSS (Free and OpenSource Software). 495 Super-Computers out of 500 runs on GNU/Linux.
I have filled up an RTI some month ago to AICTE for the discloser of MoU to AICTE ( http://techrights.org/2010/10/21/aicte-challenged/ ) but they have refused to give details of MoU.
It is very important to know that Indian MHRD has clearly suggested "using FOSS" to AICTE and all central educational institutions (see http://blog.narendrasisodiya.com/2011/02/indian-govt-mhrd-said-foss-to-aicte.html & )
We the digital freedom fighters, must oppose the AICTE for their "non-support" for FOSS and supporting vendor based education system.
Please write to director AICTE for asking support for FOSS

To ,
Dr. D. V. Derle
Director & CPIO
All India Council for Technical Education
7th Floor, Chanderlok Building
Janpath, New Delhi- 110 001

and do not forget to send/printout this letter of MHRD ( http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/lug-iitd/L4oUT9KWYU2EKQE3jlI94Byx2GKOJKHBKMcUtjmBs49kKwKfoRjwPnnMYm7K/FOSS.pdf OR ) to all the student/teacher/director of colleges who are affiliated with AICTE. If you are a student then just take a printout and affix on your college. nobody is going to give death imprisonment for doing this.. Just do it.

By- Narendra Sisodiya

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