English Language and Higher Education

  • Poonam Jain Assistant Professor of English, BSSG Government College, Sidhsar, District- Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Keywords: communication, globalization, India, students


There is a rapidly growing demand for a higher education in the world today. The traditional markets of the Nations now stretch across the whole world, the telephonic mode of communication is now outdated and has been replaced by worldwide online communication system. The one language that is the focus of debate in recent years is English, which has established a strong position in the world. All the research papers and scientific research are made in English language. Also learning computer science can be possible only with the help of English language. It is the most common foreign language. At the university level, students in many countries study almost all their subjects in English. India is a country with diverse regions and diverse languages. Over 30 languages are spoken by more than a million native speakers. Colonialism has left India with the legacy of English, which is certainly a boon to the country. Historically, since its introduction to India, English has played an important role in media and education. Thus, the main objective of this paper is to highlight the importance of English language in Indian higher education.

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Jain, P. (2017). English Language and Higher Education. Shanlax International Journal of English, 5(4), 80-83. Retrieved from https://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/english/article/view/3011