English Language Teaching and Placement Woes: The Problems of Rural Engineering Students in Andhra Pradesh.

Mavidi. Papinaidu, G. Chennareddy


This paper is a study about the present scenario of English language teaching in the rural engineering colleges of Andhra Pradesh and its role in connection with the placements. The problems existing area are not only with the teachers teaching to engineering students and students but also with the managements and the infrastructure. It predominantly focuses on: how managements of engineering colleges treat language teachers as secondary employees; Lack of competence among many teachers and their unwillingness to update themselves are some more hindrances. The major endeavor of this paper is to discuss the mismatch between expectations of the corporate sector and the students’ achievement level, especially in terms of proficiency in English. At the end of the paper, the authors have proposed some remedies for overcoming this rift in order to enhance the placement prospects of the young technocrats.

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