The Andhra Pradesh government has made English medium compulsory across all degree colleges in the state. The decision will be applicable across all government, private aided and unaided degree colleges from the 2021-22 academic year onwards.
Talking about the government’s decision, State Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh said that the decision would enhance the career prospects of graduates in the state.
In the India Skill Report 2019, English was found among the top three skills that employers look for in India.
Taking note of the India Skill Report 2019, the AP government had decided to make English compulsory to transform all Telugu mediums into English language schools.
The government also partnered with the University of Cambridge to help teachers and students to develop proficiency in English.
More than 2.62 lakh students have taken admissions in degree colleges in the state. Out of total degree college students, 65,981 students are studying in Telugu medium in 2020-21. Out of 65981 Telugu medium students, 24007, 16,925 and 24,960 students have taken admission in BA, B.Com, and BSc courses respectively.