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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 6,339,080 53,837,417 1,029,415,604 1,090 41,897,289 122,249 895,742
2 Urdu ur 164,263 935,818 4,661,196 11 132,219 272 11,344
3 Hindi hi 148,744 1,111,890 5,247,365 8 638,560 1,408 3,470
4 Tamil ta 138,857 437,702 3,187,324 34 192,451 432 7,860
5 Bengali bn 109,802 927,345 5,256,888 12 337,638 1,339 13,299
6 Telugu te 71,899 288,288 3,252,657 13 106,394 257 14,068
7 Malayalam ml 74,869 464,590 3,549,211 15 151,654 353 6,690
8 Marathi mr 77,111 263,512 1,924,290 10 134,509 198 19,142
9 Nepali ne 32,012 100,862 1,023,415 7 53,616 101 1,242
10 Punjabi pa 36,098 126,828 567,481 9 37,822 108 1,544
11 Gujarati gu 29,545 109,893 786,898 3 63,221 115 0
12 Kannada kn 26,865 124,876 1,042,012 5 69,708 120 2,484
13 Bishnupriya Manipuri bpy 25,084 62,412 846,524 3 22,079 32 47
14 Odia or 15,759 70,424 425,987 5 28,448 69 124
15 Maithili mai 13,680 37,527 225,446 6 10,304 34 115
16 Sindhi sd 14,536 53,246 225,259 4 14,012 30 118
17 Sanskrit sa 11,519 65,795 460,591 5 32,310 161 445
18 Bhojpuri bh 7,539 63,545 697,083 2 26,132 38 53
19 Assamese as 8,898 64,112 286,527 4 30,314 114 1,528
20 Santali sat 6,268 14,409 76,524 3 3,914 33 0
21 Goan Konkani gom 3,543 8,856 205,237 3 7,690 14 0
22 Divehi dv 3,008 10,744 123,706 2 22,002 16 933
23 Pali pi 2,560 4,538 99,591 1 6,030 9 0
24 Tulu tcy 1,448 7,104 91,583 2 4,290 21 0
25 Kashmiri ks 555 3,028 38,452 2 8,284 22 0

Wikisource[edit]

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Language Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English en 883,914 3,537,839 11,508,422 24 2,999,914 393 19,351
2 Gujarati gu 36,172 40,767 151,240 3 3,226 11 0
3 Malayalam ml 19,610 70,561 210,391 4 10,969 13 605
4 Bengali bn 17,846 729,300 1,607,594 4 14,683 39 8,573
5 Sanskrit sa 18,158 116,467 313,960 3 6,878 20 64
6 Telugu te 16,637 107,462 358,628 5 4,924 15 419
7 Tamil ta 16,566 434,034 1,345,738 4 9,534 133 42
8 Kannada kn 7,244 89,660 234,115 2 6,355 7 6
9 Marathi mr 2,268 65,298 126,349 2 3,993 19 15
10 Assamese as 2,305 51,415 123,105 2 2,519 26 8
11 Odia or 1,076 11,004 52,806 2 2,140 7 0
12 Punjabi pa 948 49,006 129,866 5 1,447 29 198
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 6,700,893 7,547,536 63,160,527 103 3,840,066 1,795 24
2 Tamil ta 360,268 372,266 1,911,051 7 17,725 76 243
3 Kannada kn 264,198 267,772 662,988 1 5,634 22 0
4 Hindi hi 183,209 204,983 470,530 2 13,057 14 6
5 Malayalam ml 130,680 138,188 546,023 6 7,841 13 4
6 Odia or 108,596 110,130 179,531 2 2,391 3 1
7 Gujarati te 106,383 122,225 965,197 4 5,063 12 931
8 Urdu ur 25,898 33,134 109,360 2 4,212 10 2
9 Punjabi pa 15,382 16,489 34,281 2 2,203 10 0
10 Bengali bn 32,619 42,921 108,246 2 7,495 25 3
11 Sanskrit sa 6,000 263,462 508,168 1 5,291 7 4
12 Gujarati sd 1,839 5,473 26,941 1 1,964 3 43
13 Marathi mr 2,301 4,759 20,799 1 3,124 5 3
14 Gujarati gu 635 6,013 27,284 2 2,782 9 0
15 Nepali ne 396 16,670 62,823 2 3,425 10 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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