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The Basic Challenges in Front of Rural India Students in Engineering


Rajendra Mahajan , Atharva College of Engineering, Mumbai University, India


Communication Skills, Vernacular Medium, Resources


The major function of language is to communicate. Majority of students in Engineering come from rural area with great knowledge, but they are unable to express themselves due to lack of communication skills. The students from the rural area mostly fail to understand the lectures and practical due to their inability to understand the language spoken in the classrooms. The rural students mostly study through vernacular mediums; it means their medium of education is a local or native language. English is considered as the universal language, but it is the biggest phobia for rural area students. Rural area students don't have the proper resources and exposure to learn English. There have been many problems with the English language learning process in rural India. Rural area students are not only facing the language problem but social, academic, cultural, and emotional problems. This paper highlights the main issues faced by the rural area students in engineering and it will give the possible solutions for the same.

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Paper ID: NCTAAP030
Published in: Conference 4 : NCTAA 2016
Publication Date: 29/01/2016
Page(s): 126-129

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