Two IITs and BITS Pilani Prove Their Mettle AgainÃ¢â‚¬â€Feature in GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Top 10 Ten List
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.
GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s list of top 10 schools between 2005 and 2012 is given below:
Number of accepted students, 2005Ã¢â‚¬â€œ2012
|1||University of Moratuwa||Sri Lanka||164|
|2||Polytechnic University of Bucharest||Romania||75|
|3||National University of Singapore||Singapore||58|
|3||Technische UniversitÃƒÂ¤t Wien||Austria||58|
|3||Universidade Estadual de Campinas||Brazil||58|
|4||University of Toronto||Canada||57|
|5||Indian Institute of Technology||India||51|
|6||GdaÃ…â€žsk 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|