“Digital India Week” celebration : July 4, 2015, Prabhu Jagatbandhu College
Prabhu Jagatbandhu College from Andul, Howrah, is the only General Degree College from West Bengal which started training Free and Open Source Software in collaboration with IIT Bombay under NMEICT project MHRD Govt. of India. As per the instruction of Prime Minister’s Office the Digital India Week event is celebrated on 4th of July 2015 at the college. The programme started at 11:30 AM by the singing of the National Anthem and College Anthem. Inaugural address was given by Dr Sarada Mandal Associate Professor, Department of Geography. Asst. Professor Dhruba Shankar Ray, Co-ordinator IT Services Cell, presented to the audience vision and motive of “Digital India Week” celebration. Mr Suman Nandy, Software expert, Director E-paathshala, apprised the audience about different types of Free and Open Source Software available for students and teachers. As a representative of University of Calcutta, Dr Sankhyan Choudhury, HOD, Department of Computer Science, explained about what is open source software and its differences with proprietary software in details. Dr Subrata Kumar Ray, Principal of the college concluded by giving vote of thanks.