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‘Project Udaan’—IIT Bombay

Published on September 16, 2021
Current Context: The IIT Bombay has launched ‘Project Udaan’.
‘Project Udaan’—IIT Bombay
  • The ‘Project Udaan’ is a language translator which will make it easy for the students to understand educational content in their own language.
  • The project is a donation-based project and is an end-to-end ecosystem.
  • It will translate the scientific and technical content available in the English language to Hindi or other languages.
  • It is based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and the AI-based software will translate the educational content in one-sixth of the time taken by a team of linguistic experts working manually on it.
  • The ‘Project Udaan’ is developed by Institute Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan along with his team from IIT Bombay.
  • The project fulfills the motto of the New Education Policy in which it is mentioned to impart higher education through Indian languages.
  • The goal of the project is to translate 500 engineering texts in Hindi in one year and in 15 Indian languages in 3 years.
  • It has also set the goal to develop a web platform that will have a translation workbench, domain-specific linguistic resources like dictionaries in order to have an efficient and consistent quality translation.

Questions: 

Q.1 Which institute launched ‘Project Udaan’?
a. IIT Kanpur
b. IIT Madras
c. IIT Bombay
d. IIT Kharagpur

Q.2 What is the purpose of ‘Project Udaan’, launched by IIT Bombay?
a. Developing technical solutions for Indian Navy
b. Technical Software short duration course for school students in rural areas
c. Imparting AI Education
d. Language Translation to convert Technical content to Hindi or other languages
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