M.A WITH SPECIALIZATION IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
Graduate of any field with minimum 40% marks
MA English with Specialization in Computational Linguistics
Computational Linguistics refers to the application of the principles of Computer Science, to the analysis and comprehension of both written and spoken language. It has applications in speech recognition systems, interactive voice response systems, instant machine translation, text editors, search engines, text-to-speech synthesizers, and language instruction manuals, to name a few. M.A in English with a Specialization in Computational Linguistics at GCU is an interdisciplinary programme that combines expertise in English, with machine learning, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, and deep learning. The aim of the program is to equip students with a deep insight into thinking and intelligence so that they can facilitate human interaction with machines and software. Graduates in this field will be able to retrieve text that relates to specific topics, summarize tests, build dialogue agents capable of tasks like scheduling or purchasing, and answering questions that require descriptive answers or inferences. The graduates of this GCU postgraduate programme can attain roles as speech data evaluators, localization specialists, linguistic data managers, and annotators to name a few, in both government and private sector software companies.
The programme focuses on the scientific study of language from a computational perspective. This dynamic interdisciplinary programme draws on linguistic theory (phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics), computer science (artificial intelligence, theory of computation and programming methods) and philosophy, cognitive science and psychology. The degree emphasizes the development of multilingual capabilities in a variety of areas, with hands-on experience in technologies such as machine translation, information retrieval, information extraction, speech recognition, and question answering and document summarization.
Graduate of any field with minimum 40% marks
Fee structure for the Academic year 2022-23
Domestic / NRI Fee Structure
3 Subsequent Instalments
International Fee Structure
3 Subsequent Instalments
CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the students. (Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)
EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER
UG Programs: Rs.1550/-, PG Programs: Rs.2250/-, Research Programs: Rs.5500/-, Diploma Programs: Rs.1850/-, Practical Examination + Viva Voce Charges (wherever applicable): Rs.750/-
Programme Prospects are as follows
As the role of computers and technology grow ever larger in our daily lives, business and industry are increasingly seeking experts in the complicated nexus between humans and machines. Computational Linguistics is an academic discipline that directly addresses this need, combining elements of linguistics, software engineering, artificial intelligence and electrical engineering. Professionals trained in this field help machines process human language and help linguists understand language through computer models. Computational linguists apply their skills in the development of applications related to translation, voice recognition, automated text analysis, search engines and other pioneering technologies.
Those who earn a master's degree in Computational Linguistics are equipped to land well-compensated positions across a variety of fields and industries. Salary level varies, depending on the industry and particular role.
- Artificial Intelligence Engineer
- Computational Linguist
- Data Scientist
- Language Engineer
- Machine Learning Engineer
- NLP Engineer/Scientist
- Researcher/Research Scientist
Why I Chose GCU
Garden City University has always encouraged and provided us opportunities to grow academically and personally. From the several workshops, leadership opportunities to the amazing faculty members, each moment and knowledge gained in GCU has led me to believe and strive towards self-growth. The university always makes sure that each one of us are seen, heard, involved, and making an effort. I have improved greatly since coming to GCU and am excitedly looking forward to learning and improving further.
When I passed my high school, my only goal was to graduate with an English (Hons) degree and get a well-paid job. However, when I look back at Garden City University it has played an important role in not just giving me the best time as a student but also molded my personality as well as my professors helped me gain a different perspective in life, which I am sure would have not happened, if it were any other place. The faculty for the department of “Indian and Foreign Languages” is second to none. They are highly knowledgeable, patient and one of the most awesome things that I noticed during my time at GCU is that my faculty never imposed the interpretations of any (literature pieces) texts on the students, they solely explained what the text meant and left the creativity of students to interpret it, so that we have insight to various possibilities of what a writing can offer. The best part of the University is its internship in the last semester and the professors helped me thoroughly to get one that suits the course I opted for, which not only helped me to gain experience in my field, but I also learned how to deal with people in a corporate world.
My experience at Garden City University is a memory of learning and expertise gathered to cherish for a lifetime. Student life here is fruitful and enjoyable as well. GCU - a place encompassing all infrastructural, clean and eco-friendly environments - is not just for incredible academics, but also for a successful career. GCU showed me what a professional world is and rooted my knowledge and confidence to have myself equipped with problem-solving skills. Our department and faculty members immensely focused on presentational and interpersonal skills, motivating us to express our opinions alongside academics with an international standard of establishing coherence among and in between each student, irrespective of national and cultural diversities. I am solely thankful to GCU, especially our beloved professors for being a milestone in my transformation and helping me turn into a better professional.
Ms. Chaithra M
My favorite element of Garden City University is its faculty members and learning resources. Being knowledgeable, inspiring, and approachable, my instructors provided students with much guidance and mind-opening perspectives. Their dedication to education helps us develop academic interests and grow intellectually. In addition, various learning resources, such as the Library, and Students Clubs encourage the students to find and explore their field of interest. These resources are successful in assisting us in overcoming academic as well as practical challenges. As a student graduating with the highest honor, feel proud and well-prepared because GCU has given me the essential tools for more academic excellence in the future.
Ms. Sreelakshmi Santhosh
Throughout the entire time, since the admission at GCU, I've experienced the most productive and self-oriented days of my life. Engaging and informative academic sessions tied up with more extracurricular sessions and activities were really encouraging the students to be aware of the surrounding world around them. I've personally felt that I've become more self-sufficient through various orientation programmes and workshops initiated by the University. As I belong to the language department, I've had a great time interacting with various talented and renowned personality from the field of literature. Also, it would be incomplete without mentioning my supporting and motivating faculties, who always work for their students and overall wellbeing. Being a student, the opportunity and chances of rising up effectively are vast in GCU. I strongly believe that the center aim of the University is to make their students capable of facing the true world and teaching them to overcome their circumstances, so that they never fail in life. GCU brings out talents that are buried deep inside us and guides us in using them in the best way.
Garden City University is a 28-year-old institution and INTERDISCIPLINARY in nature. The University has eight Schools under it offering courses from Diploma to Bachelor to Post graduation to Phd. The university has students from 81 different countries and every state and union territory in India. The University has the Unique mix of Arts, Science and Management Education offered with Technology as the base. Be it Media studies, Life Sciences or Hotel Management, emphasis is on Practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work with the industry. Not to mention GCU has the credit of awarding graduation certification to 28 Colonels of the Indian Army attached to the Corps of Military Police.
The admission process is based on the courses offered at the UG and PG level.
The student goes online, fills the application with required details and files the same online for registering for the programme of choice. This will be accompanied by paying a registration fee as mentioned in the application form.
However, if the student needs any clarification, be it regarding the programme of choice or GCU as a University, entry criteria etc, the counsellors at the University are just a call away.
Once the registration process is completed, the admissions department shall communicate on further documents required and fee to be paid for the programme of choice.
Post the above process the student shall submit their original certificate to the registrar’s office for validation and verification. Once this process is completed the student gets enroled and an ID card is issued to the student. (Hostel formalities and transportation facilities are addressed in this page)
After enrolment the student shall voluntarily apply for GCU’s talent test which shall be the criteria for availing scholarship for the first year of study. Such talent test shall be conducted year on year to encourage studious students and also set the criteria for a UG student to be the most favoured student of choice for PG programmes.
The University runs its own hostels for boys and girls separately. The hostels are in the vicinity of the campus with automated entry and further secure measures. More details on the hostel, fees and terms and conditions may be availed from the admissions office.