Government believes that a UG-level English medium will help students

It cites a report from Cambridge University that highlights employers’ insistence on English proficiency

The state government has decided to make English a compulsory subject at all universities from the academic year 2021-22.

According to an official statement, the Department of Higher Education believes that the introduction of the English medium in undergraduate courses will improve the career prospects of graduates.

Only 65,981 of the total of 2.62 lakh students admitted to the state’s colleges in 2020-21 were from the middle Telugu background. Of these, 24,007 students registered for B.Com, 16,925 for BA and 24,960 for B.Sc. courses.

The authorities believe that the decision will also benefit these students.

Citing a 2016 report from Cambridge University entitled “Findings of English at Work: Global Analysis of Language Skills in the Workplace,” authorities state that it highlights the fact that around 90% of employers in India say it that proficiency in English is important to work in your organization.

Career growth

The explanation of how the move would benefit the students states that the majority of B.Sc students accept a position across the country and in some cases abroad. Mastering the English language opens up new avenues for them and ensures their professional growth.

In addition to journalism and research, many BA graduates prefer sales and marketing. Since most companies prefer multilingual candidates with an emphasis on English, it is imperative for students to keep track of their UG in English medium, say the officials at the top.

‘Powerful Tool’

In the case of the B.Com students, the retail industry has developed very dynamically, quickly and in an algorithm / software-oriented manner over the past two decades. English proficiency is said to be an effective tool for professionals in the industry aiming for a successful career.

The public sector recruitment process carried out through UPSC, APPSC, SSC and BSRB also tests language proficiency. The transition from Telugu to the English medium at the study level will be easier than at the postgraduate level, and studying market-oriented programs in the Telugu program will be difficult because the reference material is available in English.

Revised curriculum

To facilitate a smooth transition, the Department of Higher Education has introduced courses in personal development and leadership, as well as human values ​​and professional ethics.

The curriculum has been revised with a compulsory internship for 10 months and language courses in English at levels 1, 2 and 3.

Leave a Comment