Monday, January 17, 2011

An opportunity to learn Indian Languages - Technology Development for Indian Languages (TDIL) Programme

An opportunity to learn Indian Languages - Technology Development for Indian Languages (TDIL) Programme

Here is an opportunity for you to learn Indian Languages. On behalf of the Technology Development for Indian Languages Programme,  Department of Information Technology (DIT), Govt. India is distributing free language learning CDs to your home address.

It is very easy for you to obtain them.

- Log on to

- Click on to any language listed on the left side.

- On right side you will find a button for registering your details. Register with a user id and password.

- Once registered, log on and then request for any number of languages, that you may wish to learn.

Why hesitate, give it a try and learn one (or many) new language in 2011.

This is what the introduction on the site have described about this programme:

India is a multilingual country with as many as 22 scheduled languages and computer technology breaks the language barrier and bridges the gap between the various sections of the society through easier access to information using their respective languages and hence language computing becomes central to the exchange of information across speakers of various languages.

Technology Development for Indian Languages (TDIL) Programme initiated by the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Govt. India has the objective to develop information processing tools to facilitate human machine interaction in Indian languages and to develop technologies to access multilingual knowledge resources. Department of Information Technology launched another major initiative called National Rollout Plan to aggregate these software tools and to make these available through a web based Indian Language Data Centre (ILDC). This activity is being executed in close coordination with CDAC,GIST,Pune. Under this user friendly software tools and fonts are being made available free for public through language CDs and web downloads for the benefit of masses.

The availability of these software tools, fonts and resources in local languages at no cost is intended to motivate general public to use ICT tools and technology in their day to day work like Word Processing, Presentation preparation, Spread Sheets preparation, Web Page Surfing & Designing, Messaging etc. in local languages. Further, the consolidated availability of linguistic resources and tools at one place will help researchers to carry out their research in a smooth and efficient manner.

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