Summer School 2024

ICFOSS (International Centre for Free and Open Source Solutions) is an autonomous institution under the Electronics & IT Department, Government of Kerala, which was set up with the mandate of providing services to the Government, Industry (particularly SMEs), and Civil Society, for the promotion of Free and Open Source Solutions and related domains. Since it started functioning in 2011, ICFOSS has undertaken several activities to achieve the objectives, including Training & Capacity Development, Research, Consultancy; studies and surveys; International and domestic advocacy and networking. ICFOSS also strives to promote Kerala as a destination for FOSS based IT work including Open Source Hardware through creating critical mass of trained human resource and by providing mechanism for market interface. ICFOSS has started on the above concepts and currently focuses on FOSS based support services to Government departments, innovators, young graduates and students. ICFOSS also works with groups that want to work towards incubation, by providing pre-incubation services. ICFOSS is organising its fourth edition of 12 day long residential program, Summer School on “Natural Language Processing”. The program will feature sessions on NLP awareness and is intended for post-graduate students, research scholars, faculty members, and professionals from industry. The Summer School sessions are project-oriented, which means the content covers practical concepts with theoretical knowledge. This talks and workshops will go hand in hand to deliver an immersive learning experience.

The last date to apply for the program: 23rd of May 2024.



  • To introduce participants to the fundamentals of Natural Language Processing (NLP).
  • To delve into the linguistic aspects of NLP and discuss feature representation, embeddings, and related concepts.
  • To explore both the basic and advanced aspects of Deep Learning, including Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs), Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM), Attention Models, and Transformers.
  • To offer hands-on experience with NLP applications.

Target Audience

Research Scholars, Under Graduate / Post Graduate students, Teachers , Professionals. As this event is part of the Gender and Technology program, 50% of seats are reserved for Women Candidates. Number of seats is limited to 30.


Participants should have a basic understanding of programming, preferably in Python, and a foundational knowledge of machine learning concepts.

Course Delivery

The program will be conducted through a combination of lectures, hands-on workshops and practical exercises. Participants will have access to the latest NLP tools and resources, and will be encouraged to apply knowledge through practical projects.

Venue & Time

Venue: ICFOSS, Sportshub, Green Field, Kariavattom

Time: From 10:00AM to 7:30PM

Registration fees

Research Scholars, UG/PG Students :


Teachers :


Professionals :


* This fee includes food and accomodation

* Fee once paid will not be refunded.

Account Details :

Account Name :


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Name of Bank :

State Bank of India

Branch :

Technopark, Thejaswini, Thiruvananthapuram

27-8May - June

ICFOSS, Swatantra

Ground Floor, South Pavillion, Sports Hub, Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram