Understanding Wikipedia/Chandigarh Group of Colleges

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"Understanding Wikipedia" is an education program where we aim to get educators and students involved in Wikimedia projects in an academic setting, connecting them to the "sum of all human knowledge". The Wikimedia Foundation's mission is to empower and engage people around the world to make this vision reality, with free, online educational content accessible everywhere. The Wikipedia Education Program supports this mission through our work with volunteers, educators and students around the world.


Following WikiConference India 2016, which was held in Chandigarh Group of Colleges itself, the administrators of the college shown interest to conduct a three days long Wikipedia Education Program under the title "Understanding Wikipedia" in their college campus for the students.

The three days workshop will be held on 18, 19 and 20 October 2016 in the campus of Chandigarh Group of Colleges. Dr. Amit Verma, from CGC has confirmed that:

  • Conference hall with space of 100 participants
  • Projector and screen
  • Water bottles arrangement
  • Tables and chairs
  • Accommodation for three instructors in your hostel or anywhere.
  • Two time meal for the instructors.

Will be provided by the college.


9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 1:30 PM - 2 PM 2 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday (Day 1) Introduction to Wikipedia - How does it work? who edits Wikipedia? Other Wiki projects, 5 pillars

Introduction to India Education Program - How does it work? What's in it for them?
Understanding anatomy of a Wikipedia article - Lead, TOC, Info box, Sections, References, External Links etc.
Understanding Wikipedia user interface - various tabs like - View History, Edit, Languages, Print, Search box etc.
Understanding talk pages and discussion pages
Understanding user contributions
Understanding how to create a Wikipedia user account and user page

Lunch Create a Wikipedia user account

Create a Wikipedia user page
Add IEP template on their userpage
Provide their roll number, name, user id details on the course page
Provide their roll number, name, user id details in this Google document
Select an article they'd want to edit as a part of their assignment

Wednesday (Day 2) Understanding & Creating Sandbox

Basic Editing
Wiki formatting
Adding references & citation
How to make the font bold & italics
How to insert numbered list
How to insert bulleted list
How to add headings
How to insert tables
How to add internal/external links

Lunch Create Sandbox

Try basic editing in Sandbox
Add Sandbox & article selection details on the course page
Get article approved by the professor
Leave a note on the talk page of their respective CAs & OAs
Log in to IRC

Thursday (Day 3) Plagiarism

Start writing their article in the Sandbox (use wiki formatting, add reference, internal/external links)
Leave a note on their OA & CA talk page and request them to approve their Sandbox

Lunch Revise what was taught in the previous in-class sessions.

Prompt students to ask questions/ get their doubts clarified.


Date Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 18, 19 and 20, 2016
Time 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Venue Chandigarh Group of Colleges Campus (Exact venue TBD)
Hashtag ##WMUW ##WMUWatCGC
Register Register here.
What students have learned? :

Confirmation from college[edit]




  • Prof. (Dr) Amit Verma, Head of CSE, CGC Landran

Participants' registration[edit]

To get an estimation of the number of participants who are interested to join the workshop, please fill out this form.