Duration: One year program (2 semesters each year).

Required Hours: A total of 135 hours ( 9 credit units).

Required Units: A total of 3 courses (2 core mandatory and 1 elective).

Certificate Program is designed to familiarize students with various aspects of Telugu literature, i.e., Prose, Poetry, Grammar, Prosody and different genres of poetry. The Program helps students understand the evolution of Telugu literature from the time of Trinity to modern era. The Program establishes firm footing in elements of prosody and poetics.

General Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • A score of 75% or above in the Assessment Examination for Certificate Course conducted by UofSA.

Required Core Courses

  • CTL 101: Introduction to Classical Poetry, Prosody and Grammar – 3 credit units.
  • CTL 102: Introduction to Kavyas – Selections from 3 Texts – 3 credit units

Elective Courses (select 3)

  • CTL 201: Introduction to Satakam – 3 credit units
  • CTL 202: Modern Telugu Poetry – 3 credit units


The evaluation has the following components:

  • Final exam at the end of each course.
  • Mid-term exam in the middle of each course.
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes

Students will be awarded a Certificate in Telugu Language on their successful completion of all the required courses, with an overall combined GPA of 2.0, based on the evaluation weightages across the various methods/metrics.

Tuition Fee

Estimated Program Costs: $3,000.00 including Tuition fee of $2,700.00, Application Fee, Books, Registration Fees, etc.

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