Summer Internship 2013 - Software Contribution Quota

Under the guidance of Professor D. B. Phatak, Computer Science Department, IIT Bombay

Registration has been closed for Summer Internship - 2013(for primary selection) on 28th January.
You can still register for software contribution quota till 22nd February.
Program Overview
Every year, Dr. D. B. Phatak runs a summer internship program to allow engineering students all over India to gain experience on real life projects. This year we have had more than 2900 applicants. We can only select a limited number based on a variety of criteria including their academic performance and the reputation of their institute.
We are reserving 25% seats (software contribution quota) to applicants who demonstrate their programming skill and a desire to contribute to society by supporting an ambitious free content program designed to benefit underprivileged school children.
The selected software contribution quota candidates will be part of the main summer internship program that will be organised for 8 weeks at IIT Bombay from beginning of May 2013. You can refer to the 2013 summer internship program to get an idea of the terms and conditions.
Note : All contributions will be released in open source
Software contribution quota details
ekShiksha ( is an ambitious program to develop and release high quality education content in local languages at the school level. We plan to supplement text with interactive exercises and simulations to explain concepts visually in a better manner. We want to provide 200+ interactive programs to cover all the physics CBSE lessons.
  • All the software programs need to be multi platform. They should work in Windows/linux as well as android (to support Aakash).
  • All the programs also need to have a uniform look and feel.
We will be providing a standard framework for implementation. We expect to take care of 70% of the coding effort through this framework.
The framework will be written with Flex compiler with actionscript as a target. We will be using the Flash Develop IDE and a flex project. Flash Develop is a very powerful Windows based IDE. Linux contributors will need to download a linux based flex IDE.
We have prepared broad specifications for the interactive programs. Each specification indicates the CBSE lesson to which it belongs. Students should definitely read the lesson before writing the software as the software is supposed to enhance the concept taught in the lesson. Lessons can be read at
The specifications are divided into groups. Each group contains a logical set of software programs. We do expect that quite a lot of software for each group would be common, thereby reducing effort.
The groups are divided into single member and two member groups, based on the estimated effort. We expect you to form a team of two for the larger groups.
One entry for each group will be chosen for admission to the summer internship program (for a two member group, both contributors will be selected). The entries will be evaluated based on the quality of the code, the look and feel and the user interface.only complete entries will be considered
The names of the students who contribute the selected entries will be displayed with the software as a permanent memento of their contribution to society.
You can visit to get details of the objective of the initiative.
Tentative Schedule (some dates may change)
Details of software contribution quota published along with a list of software requirements : Friday, 1st Feb 2013
List of selected summer internship candidates : Monday, 4th February 2013
Mail with login and password to candidates who are not selected : Monday, 4th February 2013
Candidates can select the group (for two member group, students have to indicate both emails) : 04 Feb 2013 to 25 Feb 2013
Candidates can download our framework : 16 Feb 2013 to 25 Feb 2013
Candidates can submit their software : 04 Feb 2013 to 01 April 2013
Evaluation of entries (only complete entries will be considered) : 01 April 2013 to 10 April 2013
Selection list published : 11 April 2013
selected students can optionally submit preferences for the main summer internship program : 11 April 2013 to 15 April 2013
Note : Contributions which meet our quality criteria will be published with your name. This is your chance to become famous.
Note : You should submit software as soon as it is ready. This will help us give feedback and reduce our testing time at the end.
Important Links
Registration has been closed for primary internship program. You can still register for software contribution quota.
Download PIE framework, tutorials and sample code
View software contribution quota activities
Upload activity software
View/Run uploaded software
Download activities source
View evaluation result
View evaluator detail
List of selected students in software contribution quota
View Secondary math activities
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