Telugu is the native language of the two populous southern states Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Other than the two states, the language is widely spoken in certain parts of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Odisha. There's also a considerable Telugu speaking population across the United States. Telugu is thus a widely spoken language. In both the southern states, Telugu has an immense role to play in the education system in schools and colleges. The language is compulsorily part of the education system in the schools that go with the state syllabus. There is thus a huge scope for employment in the field of education, if one undertakes a PhD program in Telugu.
Eligibility and course duration
M.A. in Telugu with at least 50% marks in aggregate. Need to appear for entrance test and interview or as desired by the institute from time to time. Those with M.Phil degree are eligible too.
Duration of the course could last from 3-4 years.
More about the course
Depending on the university or the institute a PhD in the Telugu language can be done either full time or part time. The part time courses could last for an additional 2-3 years. Before undertaking this doctoral program one needs to have a good understanding of Telugu. One has to select an appropriate topic for research. The topic has to be an original one. Once the research proposal is accepted by the college authorities, one needs to get started with the studies. The paper on research methodology makes you familiar with the process that is to be undertaken for carrying out research. The second paper is about course work and concerns with the area of research. The student gets to do the research under the supervision of guides. The dissertation needs to be submitted at the end of the course based on the research undertaken. It has to be defended in a viva-voce in front of an examining board..
The doctoral program mainly prepares you for academic as well as jobs that require an element of research. Wide range of opportunities is available in the two Telugu states in colleges, universities and other departments. There could be also many other jobs like language translator and interpreter for various organizations and departments. One can also get into literary and other works related to the Telugu language. There is much scope for government employment in this field especially as government teachers.
Ph.D. Telugu Admissions for 2021 - 2022 Academic Year
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