Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, announced the winners of the Red Hat Scholarships 2005 – 2006 programme. Red Hat Scholarships is an open source programming competition, conducted jointly by the eKALAVYA open source initiative at IIT Bombay and Red Hat India.
The first place prize of Rs 2 lakh was given to a two-member team from IIT-Bombay. The second (Rs 1.5 lakh) and third (Rs 1 lakh) place prizes were won by all-women teams from the Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune and the Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, respectively.
The Red Hat Scholarships programme helps thousands of students looking for guidance on software development projects that they must submit as an integral component of their curriculum. As part of this collaborative programme, students can sign up online for open source projects, seek advice from mentors in the open source community, find a list of projects they can participate in, download open source software and get information on programming standards and guidelines. The Red Hat Scholarships 2006-2007 programme has been expanded to cover countries in the Indian sub-continent, including Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Bhutan.