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  • A Wikipedia Education Program was started for the students of Christ University, Bangalore, in November 2013. As a part of the programme all the 300 students were trained to write articles of their choice on language Wikipedia. This gave us mixed results, on one hand many new editors came on board with new articles and content, but on the other hand we noticed that many students faced initial difficulties in typing in their language, also some of the community members of the respective language community where the articles were added had issues with quality of content.

In the next iteration students practised typing by contributing to Wikisource for first one year. Second year they would write an article in Kannada of their choice around 270 students from Kannada participated in this programme and in resulted in digitising one volume of Kannada vishwa kosha, Still student felt difficulty in writing articles in second year. Further improving of programme in its third iteration aritcle writing was made in user namespace and the content write in their username space was verified before making it live.In the Fourth itertion students are introduced to userpages and various talk pages and writing articles contiunes in user sandbox page. Still there is a complaint from section of community membres that students not prepared to write on Wikipedia more traning should be given to them in adding reference and language. To answer this concern next plan year we intended to start a certification course for the students. Now successfully this programme is running in St. Aloysius, St. Agnes, SDM Ujire & Alva's college.