Scilab Beginner Workshop on 7 October 2020

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching

Course Content Teaching Faculty Who Should Attend
Duration and Venue Criteria for Certification Course Fee
How to Apply Accommodation Note
Address For Communication

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Scilab is a Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS), created mainly for numerical computations. It uses the state of the art numerical libraries, such as LINPACK, EISPACK and LAPACK, and hence, its results are highly reliable. Scilab implements the user-friendly language, similar to the one used in the popular software Matlab. But unlike Matlab, Scilab can be freely downloaded, freely copied, freely modified and also freely distributed. Naturally, Scilab can be used absolutely free of cost, unlike Matlab, which can be extremely expensive, especially to the industry. Scilab comes with a graphical programming interface Xcos, which is similar to Simulink. A good knowledge of Scilab will help improve the employment potential of your students.

Why Scilab?

You must see the four short videos given by Prof. Kannan Moudgalya about Scilab and its benefits.

Click here to watch on Youtube. You can also download the videos from here. It is mandatory to see all the given videos before the workshop.

The FOSSEE project at IIT Bombay ( has been promoting Scilab, and other FLOSS, such as Python, OpenFOAM, eSim, Osdag, OpenModelica, DWSIM, R, Drupal and Linux, and open source hardware, such as Arduino and OpenPLC. FOSSEE is also funded by NMEICT, MHRD.

Methodology of the Workshop

The interested participants have to register online and pay the registration fee. The registration form will be available until 5 October 2020, 4:00 PM

The “Scilab-Beginner” workshop will be 5-hours of watching relevant pre-recorded Spoken Tutorial videos with side-by-side learning, hands-on training, and interaction with experts. There will be course instructors to help you out in case you have any difficulties.

Course content

The following topics will be taught to the participants who are attending the “Scilab-Beginner” workshop. Depending on the level of the participant, one can learn any/all of the topics mentioned below. If one cannot complete all the topics, one can complete them later on, through self-learning, as all required Spoken Tutorials are freely available.

  1. Getting started with Scilab
  2. Vector Operations 
  3. Matrix Operations 
  4. Conditional Branching
  5. Iterations
  6. Scripts and Functions
  7. Plotting 2-D data
  8. Xcos Introduction

Teaching Faculty

  • Prof. Kannan M Moudgalya, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • FOSSEE and Spoken Tutorial Teams, IIT Bombay

Who Should Attend

As Scilab is not subject-specific, teaching faculty and students from all domains (engineering, sciences), polytechnic colleges, and PGT of schools, can attend. Industry professionals can also attend.

Duration and Venue

The workshop will be conducted online on Wednesday, 7 October 2020, from 10 A.M to 5 P.M

Criteria for Certification

Participation certificates will be provided to all participants after successful completion of the workshop, in an electronic form.

Course Fee


Course Fee


₹ 450

Academic Staff/Faculty

₹ 950


₹ 1950

How to Apply

The application will be strictly online, and no other mode of application will be entertained.

The link for online registration is :
The last date of registration is 5 October 2020, 4:00 PM


Not applicable


  • As the workshop is conducted online, it is mandatory to have a laptop and a working internet connection with good bandwidth.

Technical Requirements:

  • It is mandatory to have Scilab Version 6.1.0 installed in the system to attend the workshop. 
  • The installation sheet is available here.
  • Following operating systems can be used for installing Scilab:
    • Windows: 32/64-bit Vista/7/8/10
    • Linux: 32/64-bit x86 Ubuntu 16.04 or newer 
    • macOS: 10.7 (OS X Lion) or newer

Contact Us

Address For Communication

Mahendra Parmar,
Sr. Project Manager, ESOS Project
Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Building,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai - 400 076.
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