From FOSSEE Summer Fellowship to an internship


My journey with OpenFOAM started with the Spoken Tutorial programme by the FOSSEE team. Due to the nature of OpenSource software documentation and tutorials, sometimes finding the right tutorials that explain the basics is very difficult but with the help of Spoken Tutorials I was able to easily grasp the workings of OpenFOAM and learn my way upto to more complex problems.This also helped me during the task phase for the FOSSEE Fellowship 2020, as I developed a good understanding of the basics in OpenFOAM, I was successfully able to complete the screening task phase and get selected for the Fellowship. 


During the fellowship, Professor Janani Srree, Swetha and the rest of the FOSSEE team were incredible in their support and guidance. Even though in 2020 we were faced with lockdowns, the fellowship was conducted through online modes and this did not take away from the fantastic experience and the knowledge that was gained while doing the projects.


I would also like to thank my mentors Ashley Melvin & Divyesh Variya for their constant support. Professor Janani had some very interesting projects for us related to COVID-19 specific research that could be performed using OpenFOAM, specifically in multiphase solvers such as twoPhaseEulerFoam. Later, I also got the opportunity to test my knowledge that I gained in OpenFOAM by acting as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in one of the workshops conducted by FOSSEE. A company called UFI filters had approached Prof. Janani for an intern to work  in OpenFOAM and I was recommended by her! I am currently working with them to solve complex flow problems using OpenFOAM. So overall the FOSSEE Fellowship  has led to a very successful and fulfilling outcome!!



Sahil Deepak Kukian


My hands on openfoam

OpenFOAM is a unique tool to understand CFD and has been a perfect book to understand the foundational aspects of computational sciences. Unlike conventional methods that restricts us from venturing into the skeleton of the software, OpenFOAM gives us the advantage of exploring and manipulating the techniques involved as it is a openware and is efficient enough for innovations to be incorporated.

Fossee at IIT Bombay has been a good support in connecting many students to easy access and learning of computer thereby bridging the gap in computer litreracy in steps.The Fossee CFD module being OpenFOAM, have made a better link to computer literacy computational skills and underlying physics,thus completing the education picture.

My fellowship at FOSSEE had me exposed to the ways in which, developers can explore the soffware and students can change the education scenario through FOSS and Outreach.
- Bhaskar Srinivasan, Student, Centre for Space Science Technology Education in Asia Pacific

The first time I started using OpenFOAM is not very back in the past. Before, I used to use ANSYS for my needs. It was hard to start learning OpenFOAM in the beginning. I slowly made progress by watching YouTube, spoken tutorials and some other documents available online. But once you learn OpenFOAM, you usually don't like anything else. It is more detailed and conceptual than any other CFD software. If anyone is hoping to skyrocket their carrier in CFD, then OpenFOAM is the best choice. We ordinarily do not find people working on OpenFOAM, especially in India. It is the FOSSEE that has taken a step forward to spread the name of this FOSS among the young minds of India. FOSSEE conducts a summer internship every year where talents from all over India come together and work together. The best thing about this internship is that candidates are chosen based on their capabilities, not GPA or college. There is a perfect working environment for excelling one's knowledge and experience. Give this internship a try if you love CFD. Keep FOAMing.

- Raj Niraj Patil, Student, NIT Agartala