A team of 20 students studying linguistics in the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, visited the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) here on July 21 and 22.

The students are taking part in a 21-day training programme in Applied Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, which commenced on July 8.

A statement from the CIIL said on Wednesday that the objective of their visit was to understand academic activities of the CIIL and its schemes in general. The students were exposed to areas of applied linguistics such as computational linguistics, language testing, and translation.

CIIL academics took the students around various research units of the institute such as the library, language laboratory, language technology unit and the studio. They saw documentaries on the CIIL and folklore, produced by the CIIL and the Bhasha Mandakini unit of the institute. An interactive session with key functionaries of the CIIL was also arranged on the occasion.

A team of professors from the Bharathiar University had accompanied the students.