The main objective of this post graduate course is to promote the study of Telugu language and its literature among the new generation of students. The Telugu language has lot of historical significance, as it is the dominant language spoken by the people residing in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It is also widely spoken in the neighbouring states and in Puducherry. In fact, after Hindi and Bengali, Telugu is the most widely spoken language in the country. The Telugu language also has the great honour of being recognised as one of the six classical languages of India. Unlike the Indo-Aryan languages, it is one of those languages within the Dravidian group that is native to India.
Eligibility and course duration
Bachelors degree in the field of arts with Telugu as one of the subjects with at least 50% of marks in aggregate from a recognized university.
Duration of the course is 2 years.
More about the course
The field of study in this masters program covers studying the history of the Telugu language, its literature, drama, poetry and grammar. It also delves into literary criticism of the language. Apart from literature from the past, there are topics on modern Telugu literature also. Telugu language has a rich history, as is evident from its use before the birth of Christ. Telugu words have been found to be used in inscriptions of Emperor Asoka and from the times of the Satavahanas and Ikshwakas. Telugu grammar too has a prehistoric past. The Telugu language experienced its golden age during the reign of the Vijayanagar Empire. Being a very old language its literature too is very rich and provides the student of Telugu a diverse experience. Other than the Telugu language, one also gets to study Sanskrit. You are also introduced to topics on general linguistics.
Job opportunities and prospects
After undertaking this course, a wide range of opportunities open up for you. You can take up a career in research by enrolling for a PhD or M.Phil program in the study of Telugu language and its literature. You can otherwise seek to be a lecturer in universities, colleges or schools. It is now must for every student to study the Telugu language in schools in Telangana. You can also take up various government jobs as well as those through the UPSC.
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