Many people in India are not lucky enough to go to a brilliant English medium school. They general middle-class population had their education mostly at local language medium schools. So, this meant that even though the students learnt English as a subject, they still did not have many opportunities to brush up their spoken English skills. Neither were they having competent faculties to teach them proper spoken English skills nor were their parents putting any emphasis on the importance of learning this global language in a fluent manner as they did not know.
The current generation of youth that had big dreams and wanted to make a difference suddenly realized after coming into the corporate environment after their studies that how lacking their English communication skills were! Resulting in the masses putting more emphasis on improving spoken English skills and communication skills. This immediately had an effect on the education field and surely people started going to English training institutes to develop their personality and skill set further! In today’s corporate environment, it has truly become imperative that people communicate fluently and efficiently if they want to have an impact on the corporate level.
If we compare two individuals, where one has good qualifications and bad communication skills, and another with brilliant communication skills and decent qualifications. The one who will progress would be the latter as he will be able to work more proficiently and harmoniously with his/her colleagues. Also, it is very much likely that they will easily survive the corporate jungle. So, unless you have excellent english speaking skills, there will always be a limit to your success and you will always be hindered by your own shortcomings!