A simple yet powerful way to share information

NIT Calicut has a long history, and the events that took place in the past have shaped the student community. Stories of days gone by are usually passed down through tales told by seniors and alumni and old articles written in various papers and newsletters, all destined to fade away. It doesn’t have to be this way, and it starts with us. The NITC FOSSCell Wiki takes care of the hard work of documenting the vibrant history and details of our campus, from the rooms in the buildings that lie within the campus walls, to the guests invited in past editions of programmes like FOSSMeet. Here comes the best part; you can be a part of it too! We believe that the wiki being fully open-source and community driven makes for a treasure for those looking to know more about our campus and to harness the power of collective knowledge. Head over to and be a part of remembering the past, and being the future of NITC.


If you’re new here, here are the steps you need to follow

Every page on a WIKI FOSSCELL NITC site not only has information to show you but also allows you to move to other pages. This is called “navigation”.

The three main navigation elements are:

  1. The sidebar. You need to log-in before seeing all the sidebar options.
  2. Links (often called tabs) which relate to the page currently displayed: its associated discussion page, the version history, and – most notably – the edit link.
  3. User links; as an anonymous user, you’ll see a link to create an account or log in. As a logged-in user, you have a collection of personal links.

Editing a Page

It’s very easy to edit the contents of a wiki:

  1. Click the “Editpage tab at the top of the page.
  2. Make changes to the text.
  3. Click the “Save page” button.

Simple as that! But there is a catch; there are some rules that you need to follow while editing pages…

The number one rule of wiki editing is to be bold. Go ahead—make changes. Other people can correct any mistakes you make, so have confidence, and give it a try! There are all kinds of editing conventions, rules, and philosophies for the editing of wiki pages, but the be bold rule is the most important of these!

An edit can contribute whole new paragraphs or pages of information, or it can be as simple as fixing a typo or a spelling mistake. In general, try to add or edit text so that it is clear and concise. Most importantly, make sure you are always aiming to do something that improves the contents of the wiki.

When you need to use some type of formatting, such as for new headings or bolding of text, you do this using wiki syntax or the buttons in the edit toolbar above the editing zone.

Starting a New Page

There are several ways to start a new page.

If you search for a page that doesn’t exist, then you will be provided with a link to create the new page.

Using the URL

You can use the wiki’s URL for creating a new page.

The URL to an article of the wiki is usually something like this:


If you replace ARTICLE with the name of the page you wish to create, you will be taken to a blank page that indicates no article of that name exists yet.