Wikimedia India


The Wikimedia India Chapter (Registered Name: Wikimedia Chapter) is an independent and not-for-profit organization that supports, promotes and educate the general Indian public about the availability and use of free and open educational content, which includes the ability to access, develop and contribute to encyclopaedias, dictionaries, books, images, etc.

Wikimedia India was formally approved by the Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation after the recommendation of the Chapters Committee in June 2010 and India became the 29th country to host a Wikimedia Chapter. The Wikimedia Chapter was formally registered as a Non-profit Society vide Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District on 03 Jan 2011. Wikimedia India is an approved chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation for Wikimedians living in, or connected to India.

This chapter helps coordinate various Indian language Wikipedias & other Wikimedia projects and spread the word in India. The chapter's latest updates can be accessed from its official portal Wiki, wiki.wikimedia.in.

It is an autonomous entity that does not have any editorial control over content on Wikipedia and its related projects. The Chapter does not have access to the servers hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation in the USA.

Becoming a memberEdit

Membership is open to Indian nationals (aged 18 years and above) and Institutions registered in India.

  • Fees: The annual membership fee (as on Mar 2012) is Rs 100/- for Individuals and Rs 1000/- for Institutions.
  • Membership Term: The membership term runs from the date of approval of said membership and ends on 31st March of the same financial year. Membership applications are accepted throughout the year. There are no multi year or life membership options.
  • Payment mode: The membership fee can be paid either by DD/Cheque/NEFT/Internet banking transfer (for SBI account holders) to Chapter Bank account. Please do not deposit cash/outstation cheques into Chapter SBI Bank account, at SBI branches as Bank levies Rs 25 as inter branch fee (as of Aug 2011). Please transfer the amount through NEFT as the charges are lower. Cash is not accepted for membership fee as of now.
  • Membership form: The membership application form can be downloaded from available: Individual, Institutional
  • Form submission: The duly completed membership application along with payment instrument/or details of payment needs to be sent to Chapter office: Wikimedia Chapter, No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071.
  • Application processing: The Chapter membership committee will endeavour to process all applications within four weeks.
  • WMC reserves the right to reject membership applications, with reason. In such cases, if payment is already made, the same will be refunded without any interest for the intervening period otherwise, the payment instrument (Cheque/DD) will be returned. However, the Rules and Regulations of the Wikimedia Chapter provide for appeal in such cases in Article IV-1. “In cases where the Executive Committee does not approve the application for membership of a person, said person may appeal to the General Body at the next Annual General Meeting.”
More Information can be found here

DonationsEdit

Wikimedia India Chapter ( Reg Name : Wikimedia Chapter) is a not-for-profit organisation which gratefully receives your donations, no matter how large or small. Please note that donations to Wikimedia Chapter are not non-tax deductible in India, as of now. We are currently working on 12A and 80G tax exemption applications.

We appeal to the community, members, philanthropic individuals and organizations to support us at Wikimedia India through donations. As a newly registered entity, we depend on the generous contributions of people like you to support the activities and projects of our volunteers throughout the country. If you wish to donate for a specific purpose or project aligned with the objectives of the Chapter, we would be happy to discuss this with you at the email address provided below.

Donations can be made via Cheque, Demand Draft, NEFT and Internet banking and the completed donation form should be emailed to chapter@wikimedia.in.

A direct deposit, NEFT and Internet banking can be made to our bank account.

If you are making a contribution by DD/cheque please make them payable to "Wikimedia Chapter" , payable in Bangalore and send them to:

Wikimedia Chapter
No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross
Dommaluru 2nd Stage
Bangalore - 560071

Once the payment is processed, we will send you a receipt.

As of now, due to regulatory body restrictions, we can accept donations only from India or Indian citizens.

More information can be found here

Communication channelsEdit

Official ContactsEdit

WikimediaIndia-lEdit

There is a mailing list at WikimediaIndia-l for discussion of this chapter, and of the Indian language Wikimedia projects in general.

Other mailing lists/groups/noticeboardsEdit

List of Mailing Lists specific to India

IRCEdit

To join the discussion on IRC, join us in #wikimedia-in

Social MediaEdit


PeopleEdit

Wikimedia India Chapter Executive Committee (Board) :

  • Rahul Deshmukh  : President (rahuldeshmukh101@wikimedia.in)
  • Yohann Varun Thomas  : Secretary (yohannvt wikimedia.in )
  • Sanket Oswal  : Treasurer (sanket_oswal wikimedia.in)
  • Santosh Shingare  : Member (cherishsantosh@wikimedia.in)
  • Viswanathan Prabhakaran  : Member (viswaprabha@wikimedia.in)
Write to the EC at wikimedia-in-exec lists.wikimedia.org

History and TimelineEdit

  • 30-Sep-2004: An IRC meeting on September 30, 2004 at 15:30 IST. For a summary of the discussion, please see 2004 IRC meeting.
  • Nov-2007: The discussions have been re-initiated in November 2007, and several people have responded enthusiastically on the WikimediaIndia-l mailing list (please see the November 2007 archive). A draft of proposed bylaws is available here.
  • Dec-2008: Sue Gardner and Jimmy visited India in Dec 2008.
  • Jul-2009: Discussions started again after the 2009 July Bangalore Meetup.
  • 8-Mar-2010: Memorandum of Association proposed. Now, we have reached a state where we can take this forward formally and fast. A brief background of the history can be found here.
  • 6-Apr-2010: A final version of the MoA and by-laws was submitted to the Wikimedia Chapters Committee on 6 April 2010, after undergoing various revisions based on feedback from individual members of the Chapters Committee, Wikipedians in India and elsewhere, and the advice of an Indian tax expert who is helping with registration. This is the announcement of final submission.
  • June, 2010 Wikimedia India became the 29th chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation by a resolution of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees.
  • 3-January-2011 Registration of the organisation in India was completed via Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District Certificate No: SOR/BLU/DR/1137/10-11 dt 03 Jan 2011 ( announce page).
  • 30-July-2011 Events were kicked off with a seminar on Copyright and Open Licensing at Bangalore.
  • 12-Sep-2011 Outreach events were kicked off with a Wiki Academy for Department of Public libraries, Government of Karnataka.
  • 24-September-2011 The first AGM and Chapter Elections were conducted successfully.
  • 18-November-2011 Wikimedia India Chapter co-hosted the first WikiConference India with the Mumbai Wikipedia Community.

Wikimedia ProjectsEdit

WikipediaEdit

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 6,308,924 53,482,677 1,021,675,465 1,093 41,648,888 135,801 893,218
2 Urdu ur 163,570 927,552 4,598,266 11 130,466 303 11,153
3 Hindi hi 147,940 1,101,411 5,201,290 8 630,151 1,362 3,473
4 Tamil ta 137,317 433,381 3,150,910 34 190,478 409 7,707
5 Bengali bn 108,181 916,939 5,166,426 12 331,996 1,270 13,095
6 Telugu te 71,443 284,536 3,190,394 13 105,476 180 13,826
7 Malayalam ml 74,428 460,803 3,510,777 15 150,042 393 6,724
8 Marathi mr 74,654 259,999 1,908,041 10 133,313 220 19,142
9 Nepali ne 31,892 100,424 1,009,785 7 53,072 126 1,237
10 Punjabi pa 36,034 126,170 564,614 9 37,344 84 1,538
11 Gujarati gu 29,502 109,078 769,836 3 62,623 64 0
12 Kannada kn 26,871 123,979 1,034,129 5 69,089 117 2,480
13 Bishnupriya Manipuri bpy 25,058 62,404 846,332 3 21,894 26 47
14 Odia or 15,686 70,161 423,860 5 28,137 58 124
15 Maithili mai 13,667 37,301 224,424 6 10,145 29 114
16 Sindhi sd 14,273 52,513 222,249 4 13,836 32 117
17 Sanskrit sa 11,517 65,220 459,707 5 31,895 48 445
18 Bhojpuri bh 7,529 63,122 695,572 2 25,779 38 53
19 Assamese as 8,692 62,965 279,786 4 29,850 109 1,504
20 Santali sat 6,132 13,924 74,487 3 3,766 36 0
21 Goan Konkani gom 3,543 8,843 205,191 4 7,601 10 0
22 Divehi dv 2,968 10,740 123,525 2 21,863 25 933
23 Pali pi 2,555 4,532 99,566 1 5,979 9 0
24 Tulu tcy 1,436 7,011 90,734 2 4,220 12 0
25 Kashmiri ks 519 1,943 35,055 1 8,186 11 0

WikisourceEdit

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 875,925 3,500,419 11,354,929 24 2,994,725 428 19,431
2 Gujarati gu 35,973 40,508 150,034 3 3,175 13 0
3 Malayalam ml 19,489 70,417 209,948 4 10,895 15 605
4 Bengali bn 18,389 740,367 1,541,237 4 14,394 34 8,650
5 Sanskrit sa 18,047 116,200 311,486 3 6,784 22 64
6 Telugu te 16,505 105,585 354,526 5 4,873 15 419
7 Tamil ta 16,452 433,776 1,301,522 4 9,285 141 42
8 Kannada kn 7,244 89,599 233,997 2 6,298 7 6
9 Marathi mr 2,245 65,249 125,670 2 3,953 14 15
10 Assamese as 2,278 50,882 118,670 2 2,466 21 8
11 Odia or 1,027 10,961 52,655 2 2,115 12 0
12 Punjabi pa 942 48,667 128,037 4 1,409 25 198
Page namespace Main namespace
Language All pages Without text Not proofread Problematic Proofread Validated All pages With scans Without scans %
as 5828 100 2965 21 2742 1487 1470 167 1303 11.36
bn 710062 6898 684886 572 17706 7548 7558 7528 16 99.79
gu 15046 317 1040 9 13680 11316 6137 1913 4224 31.17
kn 50292 571 45862 45 4072 1811 21064 131 20933 0.62
ml 47090 2051 12559 132 32348 690 6420 729 5691 11.36
mr 23441 11 22341 35 1054 34 1581 29 1552 1.83
or 7205 60 3070 3 4072 3029 659 99 555 15.14
pa 24317 293 13973 44 10007 1442 152 34 118 22.37
sa 54090 158 47918 22 5991 3805 20858 480 20378 2.30
ta 403711 95 381157 67 22392 10592 6252 2001 4251 32.01
te 51458 1193 15170 69 35026 25552 13242 4089 9153 30.88

Statistics as on 03 May, 2019.

WiktionaryEdit

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 6,667,394 7,503,198 62,612,212 104 3,827,558 1,754 24
2 Tamil ta 358,883 370,701 1,906,209 7 17,394 49 243
3 Kannada kn 264,192 267,763 662,594 1 5,568 16 0
4 Hindi hi 183,208 204,898 470,100 1 12,868 16 6
5 Malayalam ml 130,655 138,130 545,786 6 7,723 6 4
6 Odia or 108,595 110,031 161,741 2 2,367 5 1
7 Gujarati te 106,381 122,210 965,127 4 5,003 5 931
8 Urdu ur 25,869 33,098 109,184 2 4,150 7 2
9 Punjabi pa 15,382 16,477 34,237 2 2,183 2 0
10 Bengali bn 32,419 42,302 107,043 2 7,342 16 3
11 Sanskrit sa 5,992 263,450 508,122 1 5,225 3 4
12 Gujarati sd 1,839 5,476 26,936 1 1,955 2 43
13 Marathi mr 2,301 4,756 20,779 1 3,097 3 3
14 Gujarati gu 632 5,975 27,203 2 2,766 6 0
15 Nepali ne 396 16,668 62,808 2 3,356 8 25
16 Assamese as 16 258 4,958 1 573 0 0
17 Pali pi 1 54 3,323 1 464 0 0
18 Bhojpuri bh 0 231 4,856 1 507 0 0

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