About Us

What is Spoken Tutorial?

Spoken Tutorial is a multi-award winning educational content portal.  Here one can learn various Free and Open Source Software all by oneself.  Our self-paced, multi-lingual courses ensure that anybody with a computer and a desire for learning, can learn from any place, at any time and in a language of their choice.  All the content published on this website are shared under the CC BY SA license.  


Our courses are simple and easy to follow even for a beginner but they also meet the growing needs of the learner.  Our engaging digital content ensures that learning happens at all levels - Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.  Our content mandates side-by-side practice thereby ensuring that learners are actively learning.  Many of the software taught, are used in various disciplines of Engineering, pure Sciences and several other Under-Grad and Post-Grad studies, and can be extended to Commerce, Arts and Management streams as well.  Alongside these, there are some courses relevant at School level, too, which help school students to visualise difficult concepts of Math and Science.  These can also be used by Teachers to prepare lesson plans, explain abstract concepts and give digital assignments to students.


The learning can happen in an organised manner as well.  Faculty in institutes can organise their batch of students into groups, who will learn a particular software course for an entire semester.  The ST course can be mapped to the Course/Lab manuals and systematic learning can take place.  If the academic timetable permits, then a single student can learn upto 3 different ST courses in one semester during the designated academic Lab hours. 


End-of-Course online tests and certificates are available for those who wish to test their expertise in a particular software.  These certificates give an edge to students during placement by increasing their employability potential.  For more details, please write to contact [at] spoken-tutorial [dot] org 

Or visit https://process.spoken-tutorial.org/index.php/Software-Training#Contacts_For_Training and contact the respective State Training Managers.


Forum help is also available on our website.  To post questions on a particular portion of a specific tutorial, visit this web-page: https://forums.spoken-tutorial.org/


Other interesting information about our work can be found under the Main Menu tab items such as News, Academics, About and Statistics


Details of our Software Training methodology and Content Creation methodology are available under the respective tab items in the Main Menu.


Under Maa aur Shishu project, from 2018 onwards, we have created educational tutorials on Breastfeeding, various holds of breastfeeding, complementary feeding, maternal nutrition, breastfeeding difficulties and infant care topics, dubbed into 14 languages, used to train Anganwadi workers, ASHA workers, auxiliary nurses, nursing students and lady health visitors.  Through these trainings, we have reached out to thousands of mothers and care-givers in rural areas of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa. President’s Poshan Award was received by two health workers from Melghat, Maharashtra, for their work based on the Spoken Tutorial methodology.


We are now partnered with NASSCOM – http://futureskills.nasscom.in/,  We feature as a Partner Tile on NASSCOM's FutureSkills platform along with NPTEL, Khan Academy, edX, Pearson, etc.



Our courses are now available on SWAYAM.  All our courses on SWAYAM are AICTE approved courses.

Your contributions:

Spoken Tutorial is a community-based website, and we welcome your contributions. Have a topic, script or video for a spoken tutorial? Get in touch with us and share your ideas.  Together we will design and develop the course.  Once your tutorials are reviewed by experts, they will be hosted on our site and will become part of the public domain, thus benefiting all who are interested in it. 


We are also promoting translations of these tutorials into different languages. This helps those learners who are not fluent with English to learn software in a language of their choice, thereby increasing their concept clarity.

For more details, please write to contact [at] spoken-tutorial [dot] org 



About this project:

Spoken Tutorial was established at IIT Bombay with the funding from the Ministry of Education (previously  Ministry of Human Resource Development). The use of spoken tutorials to popularize software learning and its use will be coordinated through this website. 


About PI:

Prof. Kannan M. Moudgalya, Chemical Engg. Dept., IIT Bombay


Project Coordinated by:

Content creation team National head: Mrs. Nancy Varkey

Training team National head: Mrs. Shyama Iyer

Health & Nutrition team head: Dr. Bella Tony

School team head: Dr. Snehalatha Kalliappan


Your comments:

We welcome your comments about our website, our courses and our work.  

Post your comments/feedback in the Feedback section.


The Spoken Tutorial project is being developed at IIT Bombay for Ministry of Education (previously MHRD), Government of India.