IIT-Bombay launches ‘Project Udaan’
IIT-Bombay launched its “Project Udaan” on the occasion of Hindi Diwas on September 14, 2021.
Aim of the project
Project Udaan was launched with the aim of breaking the language barrier that many students face while joining the institutes of higher education.
About the project
Project Udaan enables the translation of textbooks and other study material of the engineering and other streams from English to Hindi & other Indian Languages. This project was envisaged by Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan from Department of Computer Science & Engineering in IIT Bombay. It is a donation based and Artificial Intelligence-based translation ecosystem. It helps in translating engineering textbooks and learning materials in one-sixth the time as compared to manual tasking. This machine translation will be aided by human effort.
About IIT Bombay
IIT Bombay was established in 1958. It was declared as Institute of National Importance in 1961. This institute was established on the recommendation of a committee formed by Government of India in 1946. The committee had recommended for establishment of four higher institutes of technology in order to develop technical education in India. Planning to establish institutes started in 1957 and first batch of 100 students was admitted in 1958. This public technical and research university is located in Powai, Mumbai. It was the second Indian Institutes of Technology that was established in 1958 with the assistance from UNESCO and funds from the Soviet Union.