Mumbai :Eight B.Tech students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham – ranked the 4th Best Overall University in India in the 2020 National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) – have been selected for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2021, a global annual program in which search engine giant Google awards stipends to students who successfully complete a free and open-source software coding project during the summer.
The selected Amrita students include Alluri Harshit Varma (The Terasology Foundation) and Nived (TensorFlow) as well as others from Amrita’s student clubs amFOSS and bi0s, namely, Pranjal Singh, Vishnu Madhav, Simran Kathpalia, Aswin C, Anoushka Ramesh and Mainak Deb. In addition, two previous-year GSoC students of Amrita from amFOSS, Shashank Priyadarshi and Abhijit Ramesh are also participating this year as mentors for The Apache Software Foundation.
Dubbed as the largest open-source event, GSoC requires interested students to submit proposals to one or two participating open-source organisations, describing the details of the project that they wish to do along with their past experiences. The organisation mentors then select the most promising proposals and mentor the students for completing the project.