GLUGOT (pronounced as gloo-gawt) stands for GNU/Linux User Group of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai and is the Free Software platform of the college. The GNU Linux User Group of TCE (GLUGOT) sprang into life on 20th December 2003. From that day on, the group has been growing. The mailing list created for GLUGOT serves as the main stream of communication on Free Open Source Software in the college. The Free software festival (FStival) is organized every year by the GLUGOT members as a part of creating awareness about Free software for people in and around Madurai.
GLUGOT fosters the spirit of freedom and enthusiasm. This group is very active and continues to spread the fragrance of freedom at TCE. The main focus of GLUGOT is to promote Free Software and the spirit of cooperation among TCE students and with the free software community. The Students are encouraged to take up opportunities that enhance their Open Source Project Development knowledge.
The TCE Students have completed many projects using FOSS technologies and tools and some projects are under development. They also finish up their Mini Projects during second, third Year and final year projects with Free Software Tools. GLUGOT has also contributed to the community in the form of awareness meetings and sessions. This group also facilitates the meeting of GNU/Linux User Group of Madurai in the TCE campus every month.