Textbook Companion (TBC) Project Internship

R Textbook Companion is managed by the FOSSEE project, IIT Bombay. We provide internship certificates to all who participate in this activity. The procedure is as follows:

1 Learn R. Resources are provided here

2 Submit a book proposal

2.1 Log into r.fossee.in, else create a new account if you are a new user       

2.2 Propose you preferred choice of books, using the proposal form here.     

2.3 Ensure that the proposed book is not in Completed Books or Books in Progress.

3 Book proposal criteria and sample codes

3.1 Make sure that the proposed book has at least 80 solved examples which can be coded. (Please choose a textbook for which R code is not already available. If a book already has R code, do NOT select that book)

3.2 Exclude theoretical examples such as derivations or problems which have no scope of computation.

3.3 Send sample code from the proposed book to contact-r(at)fossee(dot)in in a .zip or .tgz file. Please make sure that you send at least five code for different examples. Since these code will be the only parameter to evaluate your submission, you should write efficient code i.e. using function, packages, use of comments for any installation, etc. The sample codes should be sent utmost by the 3rd day of the proposal.     

3.4 The subject of the email containing sample code should be "New Book Proposal-Sample Codes-(Student Name)"

4 Intimation about the approval or rejection of the proposal will be informed via email within 1 week.The approved textbook will appear under Books in Progress.

5 Once approved, start coding only the solved examples of the textbook and upload the code on the interface.

6 Send an acknowledgement email to contact-r(at)fossee(dot)in once all the code is uploaded on the interface. The review will not start until we receive the e-mail. Simultaneously, post the IITB internship forms. For further details click here

7 Review of the book

7.1 Initially, the uploaded code will be reviewed for errors which will typically take 14 working days.    

7.2 If any code is found to be erroneous, the intern will have to resubmit the corrected code after ensuring that ALL the code is bug-free.       

7.3 Once all the submitted code is bug-free, the output of the code will be verified with the results in the textbook. This process may take up to 45 days.    

7.4 If you submit the code for review more than once, it will be queued up with other review requests and will result in subsequent delays and revision of your honorarium.

8 Interns who successfully finish the textbook companion as per the specified procedure will be awarded an internship e-certificate and honorarium.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Sample codes are a must and should be sent for the approval of the book   
  2. Code all the solved examples given in the textbook.
  3. Complete the coding in 3 months time.
  4. Be regular, else the internship will be cancelled.   
  5. Use only R and not any other FLOSS.
  6. If the total number of examples in the textbook is less than 80, the intern will be paid reduced honorarium. For further details, click here.
  7. We cannot provide honorarium till we receive the forms.