Sat, 21 Sep 2002 21:50:02 +0530 (IST)
Thursday at 2:42am -0400 email@example.com wrote:
> i think radhakrishnan has identified (and i also stressed this in
> my talk), a key bottlneck for spread of TeX in India. that is the
> shortage of trainers. and if you excluded trainers who do it as
> non-paid volunteer work, there's very few indeed. we need
> tugindia to facilitate this, not only through volunteers, but
> also on a commercial basis. maybe some of the indian publishing
> companies or TeX vendors can support this aspect of tugindia.
A number of companies (like NIIT and many more) who has very good
network through out India and they have even reached to small towns.
Though some time such companies exploit innocent students, but they
can reach wide audience and with their advertising and marketing skill
they can mass produce (quality, no comment) human resources trained in
any software related field (for example in past they did for Java,
C++, Oracle etc).
If volunteers and TeX industry can train trainers of such companies
with some good quality control and training persons as per
requirement, may be with active control of TUG-India, may be one
Other possibility may be to involve other societies (like I can give
examples from engineering and technical education field. These may be
Indian society for technical education, Institution of Engineers) from
different areas which have already offices and man-power state wise
(in the form of state chapters and student chapters) and they have
fund for seminars and conferences.