A survey conducted by a group of students came across the fact that 76 per cent of students from Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) suffer problems in basic English language skills i.e. lack of vocabulary, grammatical problems, and problems in sentence formation.
Details of the report:
- The survey was conducted by the Progressive and Democratic Student Community (PDSC) between October and November 2016
- A total of 410 students were surveyed
- The students were from BA, MA, MPhil and PhD batch
- “A total of 76 per cent students from government schools face problems related to basic English language skills i.e. lack of vocabulary, grammatical problems, and problems in sentence formation and so on. On the other hand, students from private schools face problems with academic jargon, complexity of ideas and lack of confidence among others,” the group noted according to an Indian Express report
- As per the reports, “The purpose of such a survey is to remind students, professors, and the administration that the question of language is extremely sensitive, pervasive and complex.”
Students who are affected by this problem include:
- Women and those from ‘lower’ castes, in particular the poor, Dalit, Bahujan, Adivasi
- “This creates a sense of deficiency and inferiority amongst them within the campus. Thus, it is evident that the question of language is a question of social justice,” the group included.
- 70 percent of men are affected, while the count rate for women is 82.3 per cent