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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 member[edit]

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

Donations[edit]

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 channels[edit]

Official Contacts[edit]

WikimediaIndia-l[edit]

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/noticeboards[edit]

List of Mailing Lists specific to India

IRC[edit]

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

Social Media[edit]


People[edit]

Wikimedia India Chapter Executive Committee (Board) :

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

History and Timeline[edit]

  • 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 Projects[edit]

Wikipedia[edit]

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 6,280,612 53,055,853 1,010,890,009 1,107 41,274,854 143,546 890,630
2 Urdu ur 162,617 918,574 4,521,372 11 127,865 315 10,967
3 Hindi hi 146,806 1,088,471 5,147,195 8 620,097 1,370 3,464
4 Tamil ta 135,639 428,714 3,117,481 34 188,113 320 7,696
5 Bengali bn 106,001 912,291 5,001,468 12 325,181 1,863 12,726
6 Telugu te 70,922 280,363 3,146,464 13 104,310 182 13,644
7 Malayalam ml 72,903 454,071 3,483,500 15 148,118 328 6,647
8 Marathi mr 71,522 255,438 1,886,649 10 131,760 290 19,142
9 Nepali ne 31,786 99,751 996,267 7 52,312 90 1,232
10 Punjabi pa 35,668 124,995 559,410 9 36,681 186 1,536
11 Gujarati gu 29,510 108,097 756,781 3 61,906 91 0
12 Kannada kn 26,788 122,983 1,027,130 5 68,331 107 2,476
13 Bishnupriya Manipuri bpy 25,042 59,390 834,516 3 21,667 19 49
14 Odia or 15,647 69,862 421,719 5 27,749 63 124
15 Maithili mai 13,661 36,866 212,852 6 9,939 42 114
16 Sindhi sd 14,114 49,018 216,233 4 13,561 39 117
17 Sanskrit sa 11,508 64,691 458,413 5 31,442 32 445
18 Bhojpuri bh 7,435 62,282 689,442 2 25,317 40 53
19 Assamese as 8,322 60,511 269,582 4 29,304 82 1,458
20 Santali sat 5,969 13,466 73,057 3 3,548 35 0
21 Goan Konkani gom 3,542 8,816 204,104 4 7,325 21 0
22 Divehi dv 2,968 10,727 123,404 3 21,642 20 933
23 Pali pi 2,551 4,515 96,710 1 5,885 7 0
24 Tulu tcy 1,431 6,895 90,361 2 4,131 17 0
25 Kashmiri ks 514 1,935 34,960 1 8,078 16 0

Wikisource[edit]

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 858,194 3,445,446 11,147,273 26 2,986,584 402 19,757
2 Gujarati gu 35,146 39,513 147,086 3 3,053 20 0
3 Malayalam ml 19,428 70,344 209,645 4 10,799 14 605
4 Bengali bn 18,208 746,558 1,527,408 4 13,975 44 8,762
5 Sanskrit sa 17,772 114,922 306,029 3 6,686 23 64
6 Telugu te 16,274 101,995 347,677 5 4,783 23 416
7 Tamil ta 16,021 431,949 1,277,527 4 8,985 68 42
8 Kannada kn 7,236 89,523 233,777 2 6,239 12 6
9 Marathi mr 2,242 65,128 124,149 3 3,879 18 15
10 Assamese as 2,234 50,760 116,208 3 2,396 22 8
11 Odia or 941 10,872 52,133 2 2,081 10 0
12 Punjabi pa 898 47,792 125,532 4 1,364 19 198
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.

Wiktionary[edit]

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 6,616,284 7,438,703 62,265,497 104 3,807,381 1,895 24
2 Tamil ta 358,719 370,501 1,904,771 7 17,135 38 243
3 Kannada kn 264,190 267,756 662,385 1 5,491 16 0
4 Hindi hi 183,208 204,861 469,937 1 12,653 21 6
5 Malayalam ml 130,645 138,109 545,589 6 7,608 15 4
6 Odia or 108,595 110,024 161,562 2 2,339 6 1
7 Gujarati te 106,381 122,207 965,053 4 4,924 11 931
8 Urdu ur 25,760 32,970 108,655 2 4,052 7 2
9 Punjabi pa 15,383 16,476 34,223 2 2,161 5 0
10 Bengali bn 12,292 20,776 69,945 2 7,165 21 3
11 Sanskrit sa 5,993 263,446 508,107 1 5,135 9 4
12 Gujarati sd 1,829 5,460 26,917 1 1,940 6 43
13 Marathi mr 2,302 4,749 20,753 1 3,069 7 3
14 Gujarati gu 620 5,843 26,979 2 2,738 8 0
15 Nepali ne 397 16,664 62,781 2 3,297 6 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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