Marathi Wikipedia Workshop at DKTE Society's Textile & Engineering Institute

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Inspite of the process of phenomenal growth of the textile industry which was taking place at Ichalkaranji during last 25 years there was no educational institute up to 1980 which could cater a industry's need of technically trained man power. The local industry was facing handicapped due to the dearth of technically qualified personnel. Different co-op. organizations from Ichalkaranji therefore came together under the leadership of Mr. K.B. Awade (Ex. M.P.) to educational society in 1981 with a view to start institutes and colleges to cater to education in the field of Textiles. Engineering. Management, Medicines and others so as to provide education facilities in various fields to students of this rural area of western region of the Maharashtra State and also to support the growth of Industry by providing technically qualified professionals. The education society thus formed was named after Late Shri. Dattajirav Kadam an ardent social worker and veteran corporator of this town. In this endeavor, Ichalkaranji Municipality and a number of generous and philanthropic citizens extended their wholehearted support.

The Dattajirao Kadam Education society as its first step established the Textile and Engineering Institute in 1982. This institute was permitted by the State Government to start a Diploma course in textiles from the academic year 1982 to 83 without any grant-in aid from the Government. This was the first educational institute in the state to be started on grant basis and encouraged by the successful establishment of this, the Maharashatra State Government took a policy decision in 1983 to permit various social and industrial organizations of the state to start professional educational institutes, the decision which brought a revolution in the thinking and pattern of the education in the state.

Presently the institute conducts ten degree courses in Textiles, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology and Electronic Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering, three diploma courses in Textiles and seven postgraduate course in textiles as well as Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Engineering.


  1. To introduce Wikipedia as an encyclopedia for research and a concept to new editors.
  2. To Promote Marathi Wikipedia Community & promote the use of regional languages in Wikipedia.
  3. To have an open interaction within the editors, existing as well as new.
  4. To spread the awareness of Wikipedia as a powerful tool.


Expert Trainer[edit]

  • Subodh Kulkarni, Program Associate - CIS-A2K


  • Sachin Vengurlekar
  • Dnyanada Gadre-Phadke


Date : 26th December 2017
Time : 5pm to 8PM
Place : Ichalkaranji,Maharashtra,India
Venue : DKTE Textile & Engineering College
Participants :40


The workshop was aimed at introduction to Wikimedia Projects and creating/editing Wikipedia articles. Participants were completely unaware about Marathi Wikipedia and editing. They were trained in basic editing skills and search for the concerned articles,giving inter-wiki links& references, categorisation and translation from other language wikipedias. Participants worked on new and existing articles and made around 250 edits.

Participants (Usernames)[edit]

  1. Vgk586
  2. वर्षा माळी
  3. परशॉ
  4. विनायक कुंभार
  5. Dhanashrik
  6. संतोष सलगर
  7. दीपाली फडके
  8. लक्ष्मन सावंत
  9. Suraj21290
  10. Ashgat
  11. Ymindi
  12. सतीश पाटील
  13. संदीप९९९
  14. Ravinpatil
  15. वर्षा करमरकर
  16. वैभव88
  17. अमोल123
  18. प्रशांत जिंदे
  19. पीपीबी७७
  20. सिद्धार्थ888
  21. Ashish Hulle
  22. दरबस्तवार
  23. Manasikabade
  24. Alankarshelar
  25. Sanjay Shetti
  26. Vaibhav Alai
  27. Amol3453
  28. Kishor5570
  29. महेशपाटीलटाकवडे
  30. Vskarmarkar
  31. संभाजीराणे
  32. Varsha man Chougule
  33. Ymindi
  34. Vardhaman chougule

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