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Dr. Sukhada
Assistant Professor
Department of Humanistic Studies IIT (BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Machine Translation

Dr. Sukhada is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanistic Studies at IIT(BHU), Varanasi. She did her PhD in Computational Linguistics from the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. She has received the traditional degrees of Vyakaranacharya & Niruktacharya from Arsha Shodha Sansthana, Hyderabad.
She is a core member of the group that developed Anusaaraka: A Language Accessor cum Machine Translation System.
Her primary research interests lie in Machine Translation, Natural Language Processing, application of the Indian grammatical framework to modern technologies, Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, Vedic philosophy, Human Values, Health and the 16 sanskaras.

Peer Reviewed Journal:

  • Sukhada and Dipti M Sharma, Analyzing English Phrases from Paninian Perspective, 17th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing 2016) April 3-9, 2016 in Konya, Turkey, in a special issue of the journal Research in Computing Science (RCS),

Book Chapter:

Conference Papers:

  1. Sukhada, Soma Paul, and Akshar Bharati, Translation of TO infinitives in Anusaaraka Platform: an English Hindi MT system. International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON), December 2014

  2. Sriram Chaudhury, Sukhada and Akshar Bharati, OpenLogos Machine Translation: Exploring and using it in Anusaaraka platform, Information Systems for Indian Languages. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011. 68-73.

  3. Sukhada, Prajna Jha, Soma Paul and Dipti M. Sharma, Applying Sanskrit Concepts for Reordering in MT, International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2015) 11-14 December 2015

  4. Sukhada, Dipti M Sharma, Amba Kulkarni, Akshar Bharati, Phrases in English – A Pada in Paninian Grammar, 15th World Sanskrit Conference, New Delhi, Inida, 2012


  • Article अनुसारक: भाषाई समस्याओं से निपटने का एक उपकरण", published in “Paropakarini” a bi-monthly Hindi magazine, 2016.

  • English-Hindi Anusaaraka: A Machine Translation System
  • Sanskrit-Hindi Anusaaraka: A Machine Translation System
  • Language Communicator: a software that allows one to write in one's own language unambiguously which is delivered to readers in their language
  • Applied Grammar
  • Machine Translation: English-Hindi Anusaaraka
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Headline Parsing
  • Hindi Sentence Simplifier


  • Paninian Grammar (Arsha-shodha-sansthan Aliabad, Shameerpet, Telangana). Duration: Jan 30th 2004 - May 30th 2005
  • A full semester course on “Computers & Scripting 1” for PG students from Computational Linguistics background (Co-teaching with another researcher at IIIT-Hyderabad) Monsoon Semester 2013
  • A full semester course on “Computational Linguistcs 1” for UG and PG students (Along with others at IIIT-Hyderabad), Winter Semester 2013
  • A full semester course on “Human Values 1” for UG students (Along with others at IIIT-Hyderabad), Monsoon Semester 2011-2014
  • A full semester course on “Human Values 1I” for UG students (Along with others at IIIT-Hyderabad), Winter Semester 2012-2015
  • Voluntarily teaching Sanskrit and Human Values to Asha Kiran (a school run by IIIT-Hyderabad students for kids from nearby slums) kids for one semester in 2010
  • Voluntarily teaching Sanskrit and Human Values to Sanskar School (a school at IIIT-Hyderabad that works for a holistic development of a child) kids and other interested people nearby from 2007-2016


  • Organized a three week long summer workshop on Verbal Awareness and Computation (VĀC) from 14th May - 2nd June 2018 with colleagues and research students from HSS and CSE, IIT(BHU) for 6th - 8th standard students from Kendriya Vidyalaya, BHU, Varanasi.
  • Various institute level awards in sports like badminton, cycling and taekwondo (green belt holder)
  • Various institute level and inter-institute level awards in delivering speech and singing
  • Commendation certificate by IIIT-Hyderabad. The citation reads as: “This commendation certificate is presented to Sukhada (200722002) PhD for her sincere contributions in enriching hostel life, promoting Martial Arts and quietly doing community service and setting up an example in student community”.