Professor of Computer Sc. & Engineering & Director, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi

Areas of Interest:

Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing.


Computer Science & Engineering, Humanities

Consultancy Areas:

Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing.


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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:


Major Professional Contributions:

Prof Rajeev Sangal has been working for more than two decades on
language technology, and has made a mark in the processing of Indian
languages. He has used Paninian approach and developed Computational
Paninian Grammar framework. The framework is not only linguistically
elegant, but also yields efficient algorithms for parsing. His work
combines Paninian approach with modern statistical machine learning

He has led a large team of researchers for developing Sampark Machine
Translation System covering 18 language pairs.

He has also been active in building research oriented educational
institutions, and desiging and implementing Human Values in education..

Professional Experience:

  • 2013 – Director and Professor, IIT(BHU), Varanasi
  • 2002 – 2013 Director and Professor, IIIT Hyderabad
  • 1998 – 2002 Satyam Computers
    (Located at IIIT Hyderabad like a Faculty Chair)
  • 1987 – 1998 Professor, IIT Kanpur
  • 1982 – 1987 Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur
  • 1980 – 1982 Research Staff, Lab. for Computer Science,
    MIT, Cambridge, USA


Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Humanities.


Contact Information


Director, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi - 221005 (UP)
Phone : 0542-2368427 Fax : 0542-2368428

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  • 1980 Ph. D. University of Pennsylvania Computer & Info. Sc.
  • 1978 M.S. University of Pennsylvania Computer & Info. Sc.
  • 1975 B.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Electrical Engg.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineers, and Computer Society of India
  • VASVIK Research Award for Information & Communication Technology (ICT), 2010 by VASVIK Foundation
  • Commendation Award by ISTD (Indian Society for Training and Development) for the Human Values book written by me along with two others.
  • Sanskrit Mitra Puraskar, 2004 (by Central Sanskrit Board) [Awards Committee chaired by Hon'ble Justice Ranganath Mishra]
  • Computers and Linguistics, by Dravidian Linguistics Association, 1993

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INAE Section Affiliated II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2009

Year of Birth: 10 May 1954