15 students from IIT KGP have been selected in one of the most prestigious open-source coding programs Google Summer of Code !
The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an international annual program, in which Google awards stipends (of US$5,500, as of 2015) to all students who successfully complete a requested free and open-source software coding project during the summer. The event was conceptualized by Google's founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
During the the period of 2005-2012 IIT Kharagpur had produced 51 GSoCers from India. This time a record 15 students got selected from IIT Kharagpur which includes one student from first year, six students from second year, two students from third year, five students from fourth year and one student from 5th year.
To apply in Google Summer of Code, students need to write an application proposal to their respective mentoring organisations. The application window typically opens up in March for a period of eleven days.
Student List for 2016
Payal Priyadarshini (CS, 5th year)
Ayush Pandey (MA, 4th year)
Vivek Rai (BT, 4th year)
Anchit Navelkar (CS, 4th year)
Pranay Yadav (CS, 4th year)
Aditya karkare (MI, 4th year)
Hiten Choudhary (MA, 3rd year)
Nishith Kumar Shah (MA, 3rd year)
Avijit Ghosh (CH/FP , 2nd year)
Himanshu Mishra (MA, 2nd year)
Nishant Nikhil (MA, 2nd year)
Sampad Saha (MA, 2nd year)
Kshitij Saraogi (MA, 2nd year)
Shubham Tibrewal (MA, 2nd year)
Pranit Bauva (MI, 1st year)
For more details click here https://wiki.metakgp.org/w/Google_Summer_of_Code#List_of_students