The number of selections from IIT Kharagpur had declined
significantly after the year 2012. It was about time that
the Google Summer of Code program should have been focused
and info seminars should have been organized. On 27th February,
a number of ex-GSoCers came up and talked about the methodologies
of GSoC. There was an enriched Question-Answer session where
lots of basic doubts were cleared. A follow-up session was
organized after Google announced the organizations
list of 2017 where seniors enlightened students on which
orgs to select and how to approach them.
As a result, the number of selections from KGP is 29 in 2017.