Post-graduate Diploma in Translation Technology

The post-graduate diploma in translation technology has been discontinued from 2021

Departments and Partners

Post-graduate Diploma in Translation Technology is offered by the Department of Linguistics in the K.M. Institute of Hindi and Linguistics of the University.

Motivation and Objectives

Post Graduate Diploma in Translation Technology (PGDTT) is a postgraduate Diploma level Language course. The Course aims to learn skill of human and machine translation technology for the translation from English/foreign to Indian Languages and vice-versa. This course has been prepared to keep in view the need for translation in our socio-cultural, technology and professional areas. By studying Diploma in Translation Technology, aspirants will be able to get a better understanding of the function form of different languages or the languages they have specifically chosen. Translators can find work with embassies, large and small firms, government sectors, IT sectors and they can even work as freelancers.

Career Opportunities

Some of these areas and vocations after completing the diploma are indicated below:

As we know that India is a multilingual country. There are 22 scheduled languages. So there is plenty of scope in translation and translation technology. The Government of India has also recently responded to this new interest by launching a new mission like Indian Literature Abroad (ILA). The ILA project facilitates translation and promotion of literary heritage and contemporary literature from the Indian languages into major foreign languages (especially those recognized by UNESCO).

Knowledge Translation: The National Translation Mission, a brain-child of the National Knowledge Commission intends to translate textbooks and classical works in areas like linguistics and other subjects in order to raise the standard of education done in mother tongues and to render accessible current and cutting-edge knowledge so far available only in English to the rural poor and the backward sections of the society. The Commission is looking for competent translators from English into all the Indian languages and there is evident scarcity in the area.

Media Translation and Technology: The print, electronic, visual and auditory media- newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema etc- need plenty of translators and technological development from one language into another.

Business and AI technology is one of the latest fields for translators to explore the feasibility of addicting Project Management in Translation Process, Quality Standards in Translation, IT, and the use of Artificial Intelligence.

Translation can make communication ‘local to vocal’ and ‘local to global’. It means local importance is the necessity of modern society, but the language is the main factor in human communication. So the importance of translation technology is ‘local to global’. This course helps people get jobs in many different areas. The best thing is that job opportunities are available for them across the globe. Those who had prior experience in this field and the knowledge of computer technology will get more job opportunities and better salary.

Course Structure, Credit Requirements and Duration

In order to earn PGDTT, the students will be required to complete a minimum of 60 credits (skill components credit 36 credits and general education credit 24) over the period of 2 semesters. In the 1st semester, 2 core or general education courses and at least 2 skilled component courses will be offered by the department. In the 2nd semester 2 core or general education courses and one elective and a project will be offered by the department. In addition to these, at least one tutorial-based hands on practice course will be offered in each semester.

The credits regarding skill component will be awarded in terms of NSQF level certification which will have 60% weightage of total credits.

The general education component will be assessed by the concerned institutions themselves as per the norms for university / collegiate education. (refer to NSQF norm)

Evaluation Pattern

The normal evaluation pattern of the courses will be as follows -

Continuous Assessment: 40%

End-Sem Exam: 60% (written exam of minimum 3 hours)

It is to be noted that the question paper setting and assessment for the end-sem exam will be carried out by the concerned course instructor.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline with 45% or equivalent.

Number of Seats: 15

Mode of Admission: Entrance Exam / Interview / Merit (as decided by the admission committee)

Fee Structure

Semester Fees**: Rs. 4,000 per semester

Examination Fees**: Rs. 2,070 per semester

Project Fees (if applicable)**: Rs. 2,000 (one time)

**Subject to revision and updation by the relevant bodies of the University / state government / any other competent body