Praveshan - Join amFOSS

How to Join amFOSS


Greetings, fellow tech enthusiasts. Praveshan is the first step that you need to take to become a member at amFOSS. To get accepted, you will be required to complete a set of tasks that will test your problem-solving skills, determination, and most importantly - The ability to learn how to learn.

The goal of these tasks is not to alienate those without a background in computer science but to get yourself acquainted with the process of acquiring skills on your own, all tasks are designed in a way so as to promote active learning. You could take a look at the previous-year’s challenges to get a rough idea of the process, but of course, do not expect the same questions.


There are 3 main pipelines to enter amFOSS, specifically:

  • S0 (for those wanting to get in before joining Amrita)

  • S1 (for freshers)

Detailed below are a few of the guidelines and eligibility criteria that you should go through before applying to a certain pipeline.



  • You must be a student at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus.

  • You must be ready to devote your time and effort to the club, such as staying back after classes every day and even working on holidays and vacations.

  • You must be willing to mentor your juniors and perform the responsibilities/tasks that are assigned to you.

  • You must strictly adhere to the Code of Conduct of the club.

Not required

  • You Need Not be in a CS-related branch.

  • You Need Not have any prior experience in computer science.

I. Guidelines

Google is your best friend

Students are encouraged to learn how to use Google efficiently and try their best to be self-sufficient in solving the problems they face while doing the tasks. While mentors will be assigned to you during Praveshan to clear your doubts, self-reliance is an important skill that we look for in members.

Plagiarism and copy-pasting from AI are strictly prohibited

While referring to online sources like websites, and blogs and even taking help from AI like chatGPT are allowed, directly copying code from them is prohibited. Plagiarism checkers will be employed to make sure that all work done is genuine. In addition to this, sharing code between participants is strictly forbidden; if this is discovered, both parties will immediately be disqualified.

Avoid using Windows/GUI tools

Considering that amFOSS is at its heart an open-source club, you must use a Linux/macOS system to complete the tasks. You should also try to minimize the use of the mouse, and try to use the terminal to do whatever work that you need to do.

Communicate effectively

Clearly communicate your thought process, challenges faced and progress to the mentors assigned to you during Praveshan. The ability to communicate effectively is essential for fostering collaboration and understanding.


Q: What if I decide to not join the Amritapuri campus after getting in through the S0 pipeline.

A: As amFOSS currently only operates in Amritapuri, your membership will be revoked.

Q: How are participants evaluated during Praveshan?

A: Evaluation is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to: No of tasks completed, frequency of updates, code quality, interview performance, etc.

Q: What kind of tasks can we expect during Praveshan?

A: The tasks are designed to promote active learning and problem-solving. We have taken care to make sure that all of them can be completed with proper research, various domains will be touched upon like web dev, mobile dev, scraping, git, etc.

Q: Is there a specific timeline for completing Praveshan tasks?

A: The timelines are specific to each pipeline and hence will be updated on their respective pages.

II. For Pre-College Participants (S0):

Exciting news for prospective candidates! You now have the opportunity to become part of amFOSS before the college term officially commences. To get started, interested individuals must attempt a series of designated tasks. Additionally, please note that the tasks will be rolling, providing ongoing opportunities for participation and assessment. Evaluation will be done based on the completion of these tasks, followed by an interview.

Fill out the form below, and you will be notified of further details via email.

Please note, that your membership won’t be confirmed until seat allotment is finalised to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri.

Status: Open

III. For Freshers (S1):

This is the second pipeline to join amFOSS, which will commence after the start of the college term. Interested students are expected to undertake a series of designated tasks (that consist of both technical and non-technical tasks). Evaluation will be conducted based on the completion of these tasks, followed by an interview.

Status: Closed

IV. For Others (S2 and above):

We will not be taking any more students from S2 and above. Those who have already submitted the task will be considered for evaluation and we will be reaching out to them soon.

Status: Closed

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