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  • Last Modified 27-07-2022

IIIT Hyderabad, BITS-Pilani and IIT-BHU listed in Google’s list of top 10 schools


It’s a matter of proud for us to see the names of three Indian technical schools in Google’s list of top 10 schools for period of 2005-2012. This list is based on number of students selected Google Summer of Code Selections held between 2005-2012.

Google started competition Google Summer of Code in 2005. The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an annual program, in which Google awards stipends (of US$5,000, as of 2013) to all students who successfully complete a requested free and open-source software coding project during the summer. The program is open to students aged 18 or over – the closely related Google Code-In is intended for students under the age of 18.

Eligibility and application process
The program invites students who meet their eligibility criteria to post applications that detail the software-coding project they wish to perform. These applications are then evaluated by the corresponding mentoring organization. Every participating organization must provide mentors for each of the project ideas received, if the organization is of the opinion that the project would benefit from them. The mentors then rank the applications and decide among themselves which proposals to accept. Google then decides how many projects each organization gets, and asks the organizations to mark at most that many projects accordingly.
In the event of a single student being marked in more than one organization, Google mediates between all the involved organizations and decides who “gets” that student. The other mentoring organization then unmarks the student and marks a new proposal for acceptance, or gives their slot back to the pool, after which it is redistributed.

Google has published the overall top 10 schools for the period 2005–2012. The list is as follows:

RankSchoolCountryNumber of accepted students, 2005–2012
1University of MoratuwaSri Lanka164
2Polytechnic University of BucharestRomania75
3National University of SingaporeSingapore58
3Technische Universität WienAustria58
3Universidade Estadual de CampinasBrazil58
4University of TorontoCanada57
5Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia51
6Gdańsk University of TechnologyPoland49
7Graduate University of Chinese Academy of SciencesChina48
8International Institute of Information Technology, HyderabadIndia42
8Wroclaw University of TechnologyPoland42
9University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States41
10Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) VaranasiIndia38
11Birla Institute of Technology and ScienceIndia26

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