These days English is being more and more popular in India, as Indians are opting for English education for their children. This rise is happening so fast that the nationwide enrolment in the upper primary section of English-medium schools has seen a hike of 74 pc during 2003-2006.
The growth of English can be witnessed more in Southern states which alone accounts for over 60 pc of the students during the past three years. The three states which top amongst the rest in enrolling kids for English Education in South are Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
English is presently considered as the third highest medium of instruction for upper primary students after Hindi and Marathi.
There is an 83 pc fall observed in Telugu medium and it is also the biggest fall ever seen in southern states as the number of enrolment decreased in the Telugu Medium in AP.
Up in north, the growth of English has been slow leaving out Punjab and Gujarat where enrolment went up by 93,000 and 60,000 respectively- figures not so high when compared with the southern states. But in Kerala, the rise is much higher as compared to Karnataka. In Arunchal, Sikkim and Nagaland the percentage touches nearly 99 pc.