The Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CALTS), created as a research centre in 1988, established a post-graduate teaching programme in 1990. CALTS specializes in language interface studies with a special emphasis on Language Technology (for which a Special Assistance Programme has been sanctioned by UGC (2002-2007, 2007-2012), translation studies, lexicography, language planning and language teaching.
CALTS has an ongoing project on language technology and machine translation funded by MCIT, Govt. of India. Widely perceived as one of the best centres of teaching and research in linguistics and translation studies in the country, jointly with IIT, Kanpur, has also created a substantial computation facility for research and training in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Translation (MT).
CALTS has specialized faculty members in other areas too, which include formal syntax and semantics, historical linguistics, stylistics, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics as well as specialists in different ancient and modern Indian and foreign languages, such as Sanskrit, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Bangla, Khasi and Russian.