Huge Thanks to Mr N K Sinha (Additional Secretary (TEL)) for sending this letter to various educational institutes and specially AICTE for adopting SciLab and many other FOSS tool.
I would like to request everybody who read this email/blog to download this one page pdf and paste it to your college notice board.
Please do it.
Read it Online - http://www.scribd.com/doc/48686803/FOSS
From: Prof Kannan Moudgalya <firstname.lastname@example.org> Dear All, I have a good news. Please see in the attachment a copy of the letter sent by Mr. N. K. Sinha, IAS, Additional Secretary (TEL), Department of Higher Education, MHRD to AICTE and Directors and VCs of Central Universities. In this, Mr. Sinha suggests that the academic institutions should explore open source equivalent for academic, administrative and financial requirements, before going to proprietary solutions. We should spread this word.
By- Narendra Sisodiya