Chennai: Fourteen B Tech students from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) have been selected for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2021.
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global programme focused on bringing more student developers into open-source software development. For the 2021 programme, 1,286 students from 69 countries across the globe, out of which 14 students from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), started their 10-week programming projects, entirely online, with 199 open-source organisations, according to a VIT release.
All the student participants will be paired with a mentor to begin planning their projects and milestones. This will help students to get accustomed with their mentor and also to familiarise themselves with the language needed to complete their projects.
“Despite the pandemic and remote working environment, it is always a motivating factor to see 14 of our students getting selected for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2021 and VIT among the Top 12 institutions in India for this event. During the course of the programme students will surely develop the key skills like ability to learn, mentorship, and community building,” said Dr G Viswanathan, chancellor.