3 Day workshop on Scilab

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching

March 4th, 2021 to March 6th, 2021

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 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.

The FOSSEE project at IIT Bombay (https://fossee.in) 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, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

Methodology of the Workshop

The workshop will be conducted using a mix of pre-recorded spoken tutorial videos with side by side learning and live lectures. A number of practice problems will also be provided after every topic followed by discussions on them to get a good understanding of each topic.

All participants will get the Scilab software, Spoken Tutorials on Scilab, copies of our slides, video recording of all lectures and several Scilab code files.  The participants will also get Scilab code to 75,000 solved examples from more than 600 textbooks in science and engineering.  Using these all who are interested in conducting Scilab workshops by themselves can do so.  They will also get exposed to the collaborative content creation activity of the FOSSEE Project

Benefits of the Workshop

On successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to 

  • Learn to write functions in Scilab 
  • Learn to create and simulate Xcos models
  • Learn to build an interactive GUI 
  • Certificate for attending 3 day Scilab Workshop

Course content

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • perform basic Matrix and Vector manipulation
  • write scilab code utilising basic loops such as if and for
  • write scilab functions
  • do basic 2d plotting
  • build and simulate basic Xcos models
  • build GUI for Scilab functions
  • solve differential equations
  • use a scilab toolbox for solving optimization problems
  • etc.

In addition, the participants will be exposed to advanced topics, such as FOSSEE Optimization Toolbox, building a GUI in scilab and some advanced usages of Xcos.

Teaching Faculty

  • Prof. Kannan Moudgalya, Faculty, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • Prof. Madhu Belur, Faculty, Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • FOSSEE, IIT Bombay

Who Should Attend

The Scilab workshop will be useful for below discipline:

  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Industrial Engineering

Duration and Venue

3 day workshop starting from 04 to 06 March 2021. Every day there will be an online interactive/ hands-on session for 6 hours.

Criteria for Certification

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

Course Fee


Course Fee


₹ 450 (inclusive of GST)


₹ 950 (inclusive of GST)


₹ 2950 (inclusive of GST)

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 registration form will be available until 02 March 2021, 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
  • 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.
Email: eoutreach@it.iitb.ac.in
Website - www.it.iitb.ac.in/nmeict