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Open-Source Chandigarh community inaugurated at Chitkara University

Chitkara University, Banur, Rajpura, Dhiraj Gyani, Director Education

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Chandigarh , 06 Aug 2022

Open-Source Chandigarh community was inaugurated at Chitkara University’s Punjab campus today for the youth of the Tri-city region.The Open-Source Chandigarh community, powered by Chitkara University, has been started with the vision to create a rich demography of open-source practitioners in the Tricity region. 

GitHub India, Apache Community Initiatives, Docker Inc. and OpsTree are the community partners of Open-Source Chandigarh community and they will be conducting various workshops for students of Chitkara University and other students too.

Present on the inauguration were Dhiraj Gyani, Director Education, GitHub India; Swapnil Mane, Vice President, Apache Community Initiatives; Ajeet Singh Raina, Docker Captain and Developer Relations Manager, Docker Inc.; Sandeep Rawat, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Ops Tree and Dr. Monit Kapoor, Professor and Dean, CSE, Chitkara University; along with Dr. Kuldeep Sharma, Director, Industry Alliances from Chitkara University.

Emphasizing on the significance of Open Source, Dr. Monit Kapoor, Professor and Dean, CSE, Chitkara University said, “Open Source is a community where original source code designed by various authors is made freely available to others who would like to view that code, copy it, learn from it, alter it, or share it. Today, it is the need of the hour.”

“Open source community is the best way to learn and grow in this field. Keeping this in mind, we made sure that students, industry professionals, IT companies or any academic institutes could take membership of the Open-Source Chandigarh community through its website. 

This initiative will connect open-source contributors on one forum and also serve as a launch pad for enhanced employment and entrepreneurship opportunities,” added Dr.Kuldeep Sharma Director, Industry Alliances from Chitkara University.

On the occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, said, “We are glad to have the leaders of the Open-Source Community as our community partners. Their rich global experience will provide the requisite knowledge and skills to our students and the youth from the Tricity. 

This initiative has been designed to benefit and serve the society by providing youth, professionals and students to come together and work on ideas.”A two-day workshop was also organised on the occasion, for Chitkara University students by Mr. Ajeet Singh Raina, Docker Captain and Developer Relations Manager, Docker Inc.

About Chitkara University

Chitkara University has been established and managed by passionate academicians with the sole mission of making each and every student “industry ready”. With more than 25,000 students and 1,700 staff from over 100 different countries, the university is proud of the impact that its graduates, life-changing research, and innovative campuses and industry developments have made – both in India and around the world.

Chitkara University has been awarded the rating of A+ by the prestigious National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which places it among the 5% of higher education institutions (HEIs) in India to be granted such a coveted grade. For more information, visit:


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