About Us

Our Vision

  • Connecting People Through Language Technologies


Co-Founder & Director
  • PhD in Machine Learning (OCR & TTS) from IISc

  • 15+ years of product development experience in IBM Software Labs

  • Leadership training in Landmark Education: 2005-2011

  • Creator of "Lipi Gnani - the Kannada OCR" and "Madhura Vaachaka - the Kannada TTS" along with Prof. A. G. Ramakrishnan, IISc.

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Bhargavi Shivakumar

Co-Founder & Director
  • B.Tech in Electronics and Communications

  • Caused digitization & EPUB eBook creation for more than 1,00,000 pages of Kannada literature from notable authors such as Rashtrakavi Kuvempu, Dr. Chandrashekara Kambara, Rashtrakavi Dr. G. S. Shivarudrappa, K. P. Purnachandra Tejasvi, Prof. Hampa Nagarajaiah, Prof. Kamala Hampana, Rashtrottana Sahitya, Ramakrishna Ashrama and others.


Prof. K. Chidananda Gowda

  • Former Vice-Chancellor of the Kuvempu University

  • Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the International School of Information Management, University of Mysore

  • Kannada Sahitya Akademi award in 1986, Sir M. Visveswaraya Technical Award in 1995


Recognition as Startup by Govt. of Karnataka, Dept. of IT & BT, Karnataka Startup Cell.

Registration Number: KBITS/SK-REGN/2019-20/1232


Recognition as Startup by Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.

Certificate Number: DIPP74666

Elevate 2019 Winner Certificate


1) What does the Bhashini logo stand for?

The logo icon consists of the letter "ka" in various Indic scripts in a circle, and the binary code for Devanagari OM Symbol ( U+0950 ॐ == 0000 1001 0101 0000 in binary) in the center of the circle, indicating the coming together of Indic Languages and Computing.