Institute of Odia Studies and Research (IOSR) , Bhubaneswar & National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST) , Berhampur is Jointly Organising a National language Conference at its campus. Eminent personalities to visit the NIST campus during the conference are Mr Shashi Bhusan Behera ,minister of finance ,Odisha, ex higher education minister Mr Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi, Padmashree Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak.

The Govt. of India recognised Odia as a Classical Language in 2014 taking into account its long and continuous existence over at least 2500 years. It was however realized by the Institute of Odia Studies & Research (IOSR) Bhubaneswar that this recognition alone could not ensure the progress of Odia as a language of development (through extensive use) and knowledge (ie,knowledge in diverse fields of endeavors). Therefore, IOSR organised Three National Language Conferences, during 2014-16 which were attended by scholars and enthusiasts from across the country. It was felt that such a Conference ought to become an annual feature as that would facilitate exchange of ideas between intellectuals from various language-regions of India as well between people representing various knowledge-disciplines. Accordingly, the Fourth National Language Conference (2017) is now scheduled during July 06-09,2017. This would be jointly organized by the National Institute of Science & Technology (NIST), Berhampur and Institute of Odia Studies & Research (IOSR), Bhubaneswar.

Themes for the Conference

Indian languages based on multi-culture

  • Indian Culture and the Diaspora
  • India as a Linguistic, Language, Culture Area.
  • Language and Linguistics, Language and Education
  • Language in Public Health,Language and Psychology
  • Language and Politics,Language and Administration
  • Translation (Transliteration and Transcription)

Epigraphic & Numismatic studies including Rock Art

  • Epigraphic & Numismatic studies of India / Odisha
  • Rock Art of India special reference to Odisha
  • Language an instrument in Sociology/ Anthropology

Computers for Languages and Languages for Computers

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Textual Traditions (vedic to contemporary):
    • Text and Technology
    • Text and Grammar
  • Computational Linguistics

Oral, Folk, Tribal Languages and Literatures

  • Folklore and Oral Tradition
  • History and culture
  • Tribal Traditions
  • Regional language and Tribal Language
  • Performing Arts, Media and the Culture