NEP 2020

Making Sanskrit Accessible through AI-based Text Processing

Making Sanskrit Accessible through AI-based Text Processing

Researchers at IIT Kharagpur are making Sanskrit accessible with their Artificial Intelligence-based system for processing Sanskrit texts There has been a renewed interest in Sanskrit since the announcement of NEP 2020. Various academic institutions both at school education as well as higher education are adopting various approaches for improving the reach of the language through training programs, research and outreach initiatives. While various digital resources have improved the accessibility and use of world languages and even regional languages, Sanskrit presents unique challenges in automated computational processing. In addition to the sheer volume and diversity, both stylistic and chronological, found in…
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Language Hubs for Assisted Learning

Language Hubs for Assisted Learning

Can regional languages help students understand classroom lectures better? Prof. Virendra K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur shares his views on setting up language hubs at technical institutes to assist students especially those from vernacular medium or facing difficulty in English communication. In a recent briefing, the Union Education Ministry made an announcement to start technical education, especially for engineering courses, in mother tongue from the next academic year including shortlisting of a few IITs and NITs. Since the announcement of NEP 2020 with a thrust on regional languages, , speculations and debates were up for embracing regional languages in the…
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Director speaks at IIT BHU NEP Webinar

Director speaks at IIT BHU NEP Webinar

Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi and Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, New Delhi jointly organized a webinar recently titled "Role of Indian Institutes of Technology in Implementation of National Education Policy 2020: Challenges and Opportunities". [Watch Live].  Here is a report by Prof. P.K.Mishra from IIT(BHU) Varanasi, convenor of the webinar.   The Chief Guest of the program was Prof. Virendra Kumar Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur, Chairperson of the event was Prof. P.K.Jain, Director, IIT(BHU) Varanasi, Keynote Speaker was Shri. Atul Kothari, National Secretary, Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, New Delhi and Guest of Honour was Prof. Trilok Nath…
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