As many as 15 students from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur have been selected for the Google Summer of Code open-source coding programme, the institute said on Monday. The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an international annual programme, in which Google awards stipends (of $5,500 as of 2015) to all students who successfully complete a requested free and open-source software coding project during summer. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting cardAlso Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users
During 2005-2012, IIT-Kharagpur had produced 51 GSoCers, the highest in India.
“This time, a record 15 students got selected from IIT-Kharagpur which includes one student from the first year, six students from the second year, two students from the third year, five students from the fourth year and one student from the fifth year,” said a statement from the institute.
Last years IIT-Kharagpur students had also developed a unique technology via a software that enables conversion of Indian languages into Braille for the visually challenged. The software takes any Indian language text as input in Unicode and can convert it to Braille and facilitates the production of Braille textbooks.