Two IITs and BITS Pilani Prove Their Mettle Again—Feature in Google’s Top 10 Ten ListThe hallowed engineering institutions of India, both private and government, have once again made the country proud by featuring in the Google’s list of top 10 schools from across the globe.

IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-BHU, and BITS Pilani were selected by Google on the basis of total numbers of selected students in Google Summer of Code Selections competition held between 2005 and 2012.

Held annually on a global platform, the Google Summer of Code Selection competition awards students a whopping $ 5,000 stipend after they successfully finish a free and open-source software coding project during the summer.

This program or competition by Google is open for all students over 18.

Eligibility Criteria and application process

Students are required to file an application detailing the particulars of the software-coding project they wish to carry out. All filed applications are further assessed by the corresponding mentoring organization. All participating organizations must ensure to provide mentors for all approved project ideas if they find project ideas to be any good for them in future.

The proposals are then ranked and approved accordingly by mentors. Google decides as to how many projects an institution can carry out. Google mediates in the wake of a situation where a single student is marked by more than on organization to decide which organization gets that student.

Following this, other mentoring organizations unmark the same student from the list and write a new proposal to be accepted. They can also offer their slot the pool for redistribution.

Google’s list of top 10 schools between 2005 and 2012 is given below:




Number of accepted students, 2005–2012

1 University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka 164
2 Polytechnic University of Bucharest Romania 75
3 National University of Singapore Singapore 58
3 Technische Universität Wien Austria 58
3 Universidade Estadual de Campinas Brazil 58
4 University of Toronto Canada 57
5 Indian Institute of Technology India 51
6 Gdańsk University of Technology Poland 49
7 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences China 48
8 International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad India 42
8 Wroclaw University of Technology Poland 42
9 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States 41
10 Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi India 38
11 Birla Institute of Technology and Science India 26

This post was published by Rakesh Singh, The product head at askIITians and an IIT- Delhi and IIM-Kozhikode alumni.

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