SRM Next Tech Lab member Pushkal Katara, a third year student pursuing his B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering in SRM has passed the final evaluation of Google Summer of Code 2018 (GSoC 2018).He is the only student in the history of SRM Institute of Science and Technology to pass the evaluation for GSoC and is one of the 1200 students worldwide who were selected to work on around 200 projects.On being a winner Pushkal Katara said “GSoC is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to get a taste of how software is written in the open-source world and a valuable experience for programmers in general. My advice to all the aspiring students would be to start preparing for it from winter by getting acquainted with various communities and their code bases.”About GSoC - GSoC is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Google Summer of Code, often abbreviated as GSoC, is an annual international program for university students above the age of 18.
The program invites students who meet their eligibility criteria to post at most 3 applications that detail the software-coding project they wish to work on. These applications are then evaluated by the corresponding mentoring organization. Every participating organization must provide mentors for each of the project ideas received.About SRM University - SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) is one of the top ranking universities in India with over 38,000 students and more than 2600 faculty across all the campus, offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine and Health sciences, and Science and Humanities. It was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur, under University of Madras. SRM University now has 8 campuses, 4 in Tamil Nadu — Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani, Tiruchchirappalli and others in Delhi NCR, Sonepat, Gangtok and Amaravati. SRM Institute of Science and Technology is approved by the University Grants Commission and is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).