IIT Bombay ink MoU with Maharashtra Government for 'Project Udaan'

IIT Bombay ink MoU with Maharashtra Government for 'Project Udaan'

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has collaborated with the Maharashtra Government for a project titled ‘Project Udaan’. A memorandum of understanding or MoU has been signed between the Institute and the Government of Maharashtra. Project Udaan is an AI-based translation software ecosystem.

“MoU was signed on Thursday, January 05, 2023 between Directorate of Higher Education and Director of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in the presence of Honorable Governor Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Minister of Education Shri. Chandrakant Patil and Principal Secretary - Directorate Of Higher Education Shri. Vikas Chandra Rastogi, IIT Bombay’ Director Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri and Dean (R&D) Prof. Milind Atrey”

With this collaboration, the both aim to faciliate efficient and an effective translation of all books and publications concerning conventional as well as professional courses into Marathi language as outlined in the National Education Policy 2020 using the UDAAN project.

After the signing ceremony, a presentation was created by the Professor Ganesh Ramakrishnan explaining how the UDAAN platform is a machine translation framework that includes extensive use of lexical resources and a post-editing platform as per the press release.

According to the press release, the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, then called upon the IIT Bombay Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri, Dean (R&D) Prof. Milind Atrey and Professor Ganesh Ramakrishnan to further discuss the importance of a key and the collaboration implications of appropriate incorporation of technology for social good.