NIT-K, Surathkal took fourth place worldwide in GSoC-2020
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MANGALURU: Surathkal, the country’s leading technical institute, NIT-K, has added another feather to its cap. In the list of universities with the most accepted students for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020, it ranks fourth in the world.

GSoC is a global program organized by the Google Open Source team to introduce students to open source software development. Since 23 students from NIT-K Surathkal were enrolled in GSoC 2020. A total of 1198 students from 550 universities worldwide are taking part in GSoC 2020. Out of 1,198 students accepted, 114 candidates are taking part in GSoC for the first time.

The list was released last week and includes 12 top colleges. Nine out of 12 educational institutions are from India. Roorkee, the Indian Institute of Technology, tops the list with 48 students, followed by IIT, Kanpur and IIIT Hyderabad.

Over the past three years there has been a voluntary and organized effort led by Mohit P Tahiliani, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and interested students from various departments of NIT-K, Surathkal, to structurally structure open source activities in the institute to plan. The first batch that was part of the effort resulted in seven selections at GSoC, and the number has only increased in the last two years, showing NIT-K, Surathkal’s growth in the open source contribution space.

NIT-K was classified in “Band A” in ARIIA 2020

NITK Surathkal was ranked in Volume A – ranks 11-25 in the ranking under the category of government funded institutions. The institutions were divided into two broad categories: publicly funded and private or self-financed institutions, among which there were five sub-categories.

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