User:Ananth (CIS-A2K)/11/1

Purpose of the reportEdit

This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their progress after completing the first 6 months of their grants. The time period covered in this form will be the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June of the current year). This form includes four sections, addressing grant metrics, program stories, financial information, and compliance. Please contact APG/FDC staff if you have questions about this form, or concerns submitting it by the deadline. After submitting the form, organizations will also meet with APG staff to discuss their progress.

Metrics and results overview - all programsEdit

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Grant Metrics. We understand not all Grant or grantee-defined Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and

  1. Next to each required metric, list the outcome/results achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
  3. In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1.Participants 1,840
2. Newly registered 627
3. Content pages
  • 9,578 New Wikipedia Pages
  • 5,322 Articles have been developed
  • 3,300 has been Proofread on Wikisource
  • 1,800 has been Validated on Wikisource
  • 3,600 Folios has been OCRed
  • 2 Web Site has been released under free-license
  • 29 books have been released under free-license
4. Footprint tracker 22
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Pune
  • Pabal
  • Solapur
  • Kolhapur
  • Nagpur
  • Gadchiroli
  • Kokale
  • Dafalapur
  • Bheekampura
  • Tumakuru
  • Mangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Nelluru
  • Gunturu
  • Kolkata
  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Patiala
  • Bangalore
5. Community Evaluation {

Telling your program stories - all programsEdit

Temporary breakEdit

Between 1 July and 30 June 2018, CIS-A2K conducted, and supported several Wiki-activities in India, following the work-plan proposed earlier. There activities and supports were of these nature:

  1. Conducting Wiki-events, workshops for Indic-language Wikimedians
  2. Supporting Wiki-events, workshops etc. conducted by Wikimedians
  3. Conducting and supporting content-enrichment actvities such as edit-a-thons
  4. Collaborating with movement partners

In the following table we are including some of the events conducted or supported in this 6 months by CIS-A2K, we feel were important and impactful for the movement:

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July 2018
August 2018 September 2018
Wikipedia Education Program at Christ University
Wiki Advanced Training
Intensive Personalised Wiki Training Session at Pune
Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India)
Copyright workshop for Punjabi-community
October 2018 November 2018 December 2018
South India Copyright Workshop 2018 Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018 Workshop of Agrani River activists, Dist. Sangli
Advanced Wikidata Training
Project Tiger Training 2018

Content Enrichment


Tumakur University Wikipedia workshop
CIS-A2K conducted a workshop for Tumakur University physics department students on 25 July 2018 in Tumakur, Karnataka. The workshop was conducted for under graduation science students of the university and 12 participants participated in this event. Among these participants 10 were female and 2 were male. CIS-A2K also involved Kannada community member User:Lokesha kunchadka, who participated as a trainer in the workshop.

An important discussion topic during the workshop was Kannada science related articles project. The project page contains a long list of science related articles to be created and improved on Kannada Wikipedia. Following the workshop the students started working on the articles.A challenge in this workshop was internet connection was not stable. The students faced difficulties to browse and work from the computers and a few students edited from their mobile phones.

Baduku Community College workshop

Baduku Community College workshop was conducted on November 28 2018. The students are from journalism background. So we asked them to add content about history and notable people. Also, it was very important them to know about copyright. So we explained copyright in details and how to use photos and why specially journalists should upload media files to commons. Total 25 participants were participated in the workshop. Out of twenty five 11 are female and 14 are male participants.

ಒಂದು ದಿನ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ನಡೆದ ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ ಕಾರ್ಯಗಾರದಲ್ಲಿ, ಪ್ರಾಕ್ಟಿಕಲ್ ಮತ್ಯು ಥಿಯರಿ ಜೊತೆಯಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರಿಂದ ಆಸಕ್ತಿದಾಯಕವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ತಿಳಿಯಲು ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಕಾರ್ಯಗಾರದ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿದ್ದೇನೆ. (English - Since the workshop was perfect blend of theory and practical session it was very interesting. I would like to learn more about this. So I want to attend one more workshop) - Yogini suki


  • Involving students to work on the topics which match with their study curriculum may interest the students to work more actively.

Follow - upEdit

  • CIS-A2K is following up with the faculty User:Mangalapandith, who is guiding the students to continue working on the science-related articles.
  • Before the end of this work plan year CIS-A2K will conduct a follow-up workshop to further enhance their skills.

Skill Development Initiatives



CIS-A2K Wikimedia Education India logo

In 2013, CIS-A2K entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Christ University, Bangalore (CU) to introduce the Wikimedia movement among the students through their Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) of 1,600 undergraduate students enroll to the University every year. The main objectives of this collaboration are:

  • To introduce the Wikimedia projects, which involves collaborative work and research skills etc.
  • To help students to enhance their digital skill, do a critical evaluation of information, consumption, and creation of open knowledge resources.
  • To enrich the content of Indic language Wikimedia projects which also train the students to access the information in vernacular languages and contribute on the Internet.

After the first iteration of the Education program at the Christ University, the CIS-A2K team did a needs assessment to understand and identify the challenges and basic barriers in the program, one of them were non-availability of training resources for students. CIS-A2K along with the University produced 10 tutorial videos in Hindi and Kannada, for the students to understand basic Wikipedia editing guidelines. These videos are available on Moodle Learning platform of the University, Wikimedia Commons and the "Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K)" Channel on YouTube. Along with this in the last five years, the CIS-A2K team has incubated different other programs for the students to have hands-on experience of the knowledge/training they gained being part of the program, a few of them are Internship at CIS, certificate course, representation of student-community leaders at various national conferences and others.


Certificate course

To increase the participation of students in the Wikimedia Movement, Certificate course was introduced for the interested students of the University in 2016. The course helps the students to improve their knowledge of the Wikimedia movement and to help them understand how to contribute to Wikimedia projects in vernacular languages, helping them to learn basic digitisation skills in the local language.

This course has three major components. Introduction to the concept of what Wikipedia is, history of online encyclopedias and Wikipedia itself, using sources, choosing and drafting articles and moving articles to the main space etc. The next step is to teach how to edit and publish articles. Here, common templates, editing, and wikification of the articles, adding content such as tables and references, legal aspects, policies, and guidelines, tackling vandalism and tools for producing illustrations are dealt with. The third component is to orient/ help their classmates to their assignment.

This course is conducted after normal working hours, for 45 hours, and carries 2 credits for the academic records. In the last six months, 37 students enrolled for this course in Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and Tamil languages.

The Wikipedia Certificate Course syllabus can be accessed here.


The internship activity was introduced by the CIS-A2K team at the Christ University which offers students to work with the staffs of the team and the Wikimedia community members to understand the broader Wikimedia movement. This gives an opportunity for students to have a hands-on experience from the learning they had from the classroom programs.

This activity is mainly focused on the creation of articles in several languages and proofreading and validations of the folios in Wikisource. During this time students improve the quality of the articles and Improve the quality of the folios in Wikisource, which is created by the students during the regular assignments. It was conducted in the month of October and September. Students who have taken Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Sanskrit as their second language are given this opportunity which is very limited and hard to find.

Social Media Campaign

A social media campaign was started around September 2017 with an aim to encourage the students by highlighting their works, some of the best articles created or edited by the students. In the last six months, we have regularly posted articles on Twitter and Facebook.

This not only encourages the students but also gives an insight about the work done by the students as a part of the Education Programs activities. We found, sometimes, the students failed to understand the importance of WEP editing as a contribution to Open knowledge.

Social Media campaign started by CIS-A2K helped me to know that the article which I had created as a part WEP was used as Google doodle and i felt very happy at that time and also it helped me and my friends to understand the output of the work we do. --By Guru Sharan, Educator at Christ University, Bangalore, India

Changes adoptedEdit

Year Changes
  • WEP was introduced to increase digital literacy
2014 -15
  • The concept of Sandbox editing was made mandatory to the students.
  • A peer review of the students work was introduced to enhance the quality of the work.
  • New methods were developed to evaluate the work done by the students.
  • Understanding the challenges of writing in Indic languages on the internet, Wikisource was Introduced for the students.
  • Certificate course was introduced for the students to increase the knowledge on Wikimedia movement.
  • Concept of campus ambassadors was introduced.
  • Wikidata editing was introduced to the students.
  • The concept of the internship was started to increase the students understanding about Wikimedia movement.
2016 -17
  • Starting a social media campaign.
  • Improvement of the quality in the articles written was observed.
  • Representation at the National Conferences.
  • A timeline to make our work easier and to increase the participation of the community members.
  • Conducting events out of the Wikimedia movement to enrich the students with new skills.
  • Improvement of the quality in the articles written was observed.
  • Involving the community members to verify the articles created by the students.
  • Sussefully motivated the faculty members to do the evaluations.
  • Adopting the new methodologies to promote the work done at Christ University in different global Wikimedia movement.
  • Community members reviewed the articles written by the students.


  • To create more educators, student-community leaders, and alumni mentors.
  • To form new strategies on how to mentor and support every student.

Odia Virtual Academy collaborationEdit

Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) is an organisation of the Government of Odisha, that works for development, promotion, and popularisation of Odia language, literature, and lexicography for general use.

Over the last one year, the CIS-A2K team has been working with the state government of Odisha in releasing the content owned by the government under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. As a part of this activity, 9 Odisha Government websites have relicensed their content under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

As of 27 January 2019, more than 457 images and other files such as research journals, infographics were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from these websites and 8 social media accounts. 69.7% of these images have been used in different Wikimedia projects and have received a near about 21 Million page views.

Websites relicensed after CIS-A2K intervention after July 2017-December 2018 Chief Minister's Office Asian Athletics Championship Department of Commerce and Transport Information and Public Relations Department ST SC Development Department Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited Bhubaneswar Me KALIA Scheme Capital Region Urban Transport
Signing of MoU between CIS and OVA

We are excited that the Government of Odisha showed interest in adopting an Open Content Policy and make information of other departments accessible for the public. After a dialogue with the Government administrators, CIS-A2K submitted a proposal to the Odia Virtual Academy to work on drafting this policy of the state. In October 2018, CIS signed an MoU with the state to draft the policy, work on sustainability of Wikimedia projects and other things.


  • Following up with the department and showing the impact of their decison results in expanding the work.

Follow-up activitiesEdit

  • We'll finish our work in supporting the Government to draft their Open Content Policy.
  • Well consult the researchers of CIS research and policy team
  • Working on tools to add more images to Commons.



Kannada community
CIS-A2K conducted a Kannada community meet-up on 19 August 2018 at Bengaluru. 12 community members participated. In that 3 are the participants were female and 9 were male. This was the first meetup conducted by CIS-A2K for the Kannada Wikimedia community in this work-plan year. This meetup was conducted as a follow-up activity of Wiki Advanced Training (WAT), that took place in Ranchi in July 2018. Kannada Wikimedians User:Vikashegde and User:Mallikarjunasj, who participated in WAT, debriefed the community about the topics they learnt. They discussed Good article and Did you know process, application of Wikipedia policies such as Neutral point of view, and Verifiability.

User:Ashoka KG, who is a professor at Alva's College, informed about the activities being conducted by the Wikipedia association. He also discussed the future Wiki-plans of the association.

There was brief session on Wikidata discussing Wikidata labels and descriptions. There was also a hands-on session where the participants improved Kannada Wikidata labels as a part of Indian Independence Day 2018.a.


Follow upEdit

  • We'll conduct at least one more Kannada community meetup in Bangalore in April/May 2019.

Revenues received during this six-month periodEdit

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

Conversion rate

Indian national rupees (INR) 1 → US$ 0.015

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
WMF INR 8,685,228 - 8,685,228 - - 8,685,228 130,278.42 130,278.42

* Provide estimates in US Dollars

Spending during this six-month periodEdit

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

Conversion rate

Indian national rupees (INR) 1 → US$ 0.015

Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
- INR 8,685,228 1,618,557 2,234,411 - - 3,852,968 130,278.42 57,794.52 44.36 % -

* Provide estimates in US Dollars

  • You can find the detailed expence here

In-kind supportEdit

Conversion rate

Indian national rupees (INR) 1 → US$ 0.015

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
Volunteer support INR - - 5,000 - - 5,000 -
Travel & Stay INR - - 38,200 - - 38,200 -
Event organization and logistics INR - - 28,500 - - 28,500 -

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


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