Manipal University Summer of Code is a local program focused on involving more student developers with open source software development. Students work with a mentor on a 6 week programming project during their break from school.

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What do you gain?

As a part of Manipal University Summer of Code, student participants are paired with a mentor on a suggested project idea, gaining exposure to real-world software development and techniques. Students have the opportunity to spend the break between their school semesters, gaining valuable experience while working in areas related to their interests. The program is designed to give students a headstart for the prestigious Google Summer of Code and win exciting goodies from various Open Source organizations. In turn, the mentors are able to identify and bring in new developers who implement new features and hopefully continue to contribute to open source even after the program is over. Most importantly, more code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.


How does it work?


Interested students propose a project to work on.


Accepted students spend the summer coding with guidance from a mentor.


Submit your code for the world to see.


Let the world know about the experience and all that you've learnt!


Students contact the mentors they want to work with and write up a project proposal for the summer. Student proposals can revolve around one of the suggested project ideas, or they can come up with new ideas, discussing all aspects of the same with the mentors. If accepted, students spend a few days integrating and bonding with the guides prior to the start of coding. Students then have 6 weeks to code, meeting the deadlines agreed upon with their mentors.


Experienced developers are selected as mentors, and they suggest project ideas. During the proposal period, they discuss with students about various proposals and work that can be done plausibly in the given timeline. Mentors help keep students on track to achieving the goals outlined in the proposal.


  1. Students must be enrolled in any program at Manipal Institute of Technology to be eligible
  2. A student can submit a maximum of 3 proposals.
  3. Documentation for the code written is important, and must be mentioned in the proposal
  4. All code written shall be made available on GitHub, as part of the Open Source Initiative
  5. Communication with mentors shall happen over Slack.
  6. As part of the application process, if you don't have one, please create a GitHub account.


Program Announced

May 13, 2019
Details of this year's program are released.

Mentors Announced

May 17, 2019
Interested students should begin discussing project ideas with the mentors.

Student Application Period

May 18-28, 2019
Students can register and submit their proposals, while in discussion with the mentors.

Student Projects Announced

June 1, 2019
Accepted students are announced and paired with a mentor

Community Interaction and Bonding

June 1-4, 2019
Students get to know appropriate coding standards to be followed and interact with mentors to start off the coding period smoothly.

Coding Period

June 5 - July 16, 2019
Code! Code! Code!

Midterm Evaluations

June 26-30
Mentor-student evaluations as per timeline mentioned in the proposal.

Final Evaluations

July 17-20
Mentor-student evaluations of code samples and final goals of the proposal.


July 23, 2019
List of successful students announced.



Selected Proposals 2019


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