Prof. Alkesh Pravinchandra Trivedi
Assistant Professor in English (Communication Skills)
Department of Science and Humanities
Gujarat Power Engineering & Research Institute, Mevad, Mehsana – GUJARAT
Gujarat Technological University (GTU), Ahmedabad
NAAC Sponsored National Conference on ‘Higher Education in Post Globalisation Scenerio’at GLS University, Ahmedabad in 12th & 13th April,2016
English has become the world language in the modern times. With the advancement of the British empire in different countries, English as a language got recognition in many countries of the world. English has become an effective medium of communication in trade, commerce, science, technology and education. British people explored different countries for trade and commerce and consequently set their rule in different regions. This imperialism can be considered as one of the major reasons for the spread and acceptance of English in many countries of the world. In the present time English has created global opportunities in trade, science and education. English is also a source of employability. Sound knowledge of English language not only helps one to grasp the subject thoroughly, but also increases the career opportunities. English is a widely accepted popular language for communication but in Indian higher education the efficiency level of the graduates and post-graduates is still a matter of worry. Indian universities are not successful enough in producing graduates having efficiency in English language. This paper is a humble attempt to study the importance of English language in globalized modern world and its role in higher education.
Key words : English Language, Globalization, English & Education, English Language & Employment