Dr. Pavankumar holds a doctorate from the University of Hyderabad. His research work ‘Sanskrit Compound Generation: with a Focus on the Order of Operations’ is at the intersection of Sanskrit Grammar and Computational Linguistics. He studied Vyākaraṇa (Pāṇinian Grammar) in the traditional style from renowned scholars. He has served as a post-doctoral Research Associate at IIT, Kharagpur, on an advanced MHRD sponsored project. He collected the German corpus on compounds and attempted the writing of grammar for German compounds based on Pāṇinian rules.
He has presented several papers at national and international conferences. Currently, Pavankumar is applying the Pāṇinian framework to other Indian Languages with a special emphasis on the Kāraka theory and compounds.
- Ph.D.(Sanskrit Studies), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
- M.Ed. (śikshācārya), Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati
- B.Ed. (śikshāśāstrī), Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati
- Acharya (Navya Vyākaraṇa), J R Rajasthan Sanskrit University, Jaipur
Professional Experience (Research/Teaching)
- Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of CSE, IIT Kharagpur
- Senior Technical Fellow in Department of CSE, IIT Kharagpur
- Guest Faculty, University of Hyderabad
- Research Associate, Department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Hyderabad
- Junior Linguist, Sanskrit Academy, Osmania University
- Research: Pāṇinian Grammar | Sanskrit Computational Linguistics | Natural Language Processing | Philosophy of Language and Indian Logic
- Teaching: Pāṇinian Grammar | Theoretical Linguistics