Leading to participation in the International Linguistics Olympiad!
Welcome to The Panini Linguistics Olympiad, India Programme of the University of Mumbai! 

The International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) is one of 12 International Science Olympiads and has been held annually since 2003. Each year, teams of bright young students from around the world gather and test their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in language and Linguistics. 

No prior knowledge of Linguistics or languages is required to solve the puzzles. Even the hardest problems require only logical reasoning, patient work and out-of-the-box thinking.

India first competed in the IOL in 2009. Over the years, we have bagged 3 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals, 4 Best Solution Awards and 3 Honourable Mentions at the IOL. 

Team India is chosen through the Panini Linguistics Olympiad (PLO) organized by the University of Mumbai

On this website, you will find information on our workshops, as well as schedules of the Indian and International Olympiads and resources. 

Try our fun sample problems in the Resources Section.

Join our Facebook group (link in the Resources section) for updates on our workshops and Olympiad!  

You can register for the Workshops and the Indian Olympiads through our online forms, and of course, don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.  Happy learning!

Competitions & Workshops

In the second half of 2015, we will have an Open Online Linguistics Competition for all age groups - featuring interesting problems, puzzles, Computational Linguistics problems etc. 

Check back later for more details.

The Panini Linguistics Olympiad

The Panini Linguistics Olympiad, 2015 - results are up. Please check the Results section for details. Click below for details of the Olympiad.



Try our fun problems, check out previous Olympiad problems & solutions, join our Facebook group and watch videos of our past award winners!

Media Coverage

Read about the Linguistics Olympiad in the news media!

Media Coverage


Check out  results of the Inter-School competitions, the Indian and the International Olympiads here.

Contact Us

Send us an email or give us a
call - we're here to help!

Past events

We have been holding various Workshops, Inter-School Competitions and Camps in different cities. Check details of our past Events.   

  Colleges our participants go to

Our contestants go on to study at some of the world's best colleges. Check out the details.




The Organizers of this Olympiad include faculty from India's premier educational institutions and some of India's top Computational Linguists. Check out the details.


Our sponsors give the opportunity to bright young students to shine and excel at the International level. We would like to thank our sponsors for their support. Our sponsors are: