Potti SriRamulu Telugu University
Since 2014 we have been affiliated with Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Telangana, India. In 2014 approximately 300 students from 11 states took the exam. In 2020 this number increased to 2,500 students from 32 states in U.S and Canada.
Students enrolled in Prakasam and Prabhasam levels are eligible to take the PSTU exam administered through guidance of the university. These exams test students on all components of language: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Upon passing the exam, students receive a certification and a formal transcript from the university. This certification can be listed in college admissions applications to enhance student resumes. Additionally, in some states, this certification is required to be awarded a Seal of Biliteracy.
To qualify for the Prakasam final exam, students must pass all trimester exams administered in Pravesam, Prasunam, and Prakasm. Those unable to complete trimester exams will not be eligible for the PSTU exam. Students must also meet a minimum passing grade in the PSTU exam to earn a Junior level certificate, which includes a formal transcript. A junior level certificate is mandatory to enroll in Pramodam.
Similarly, to qualify for the Prabhasam exam, students must pass all trimester exams administered in Pramodam and Prabhasam. Those unable to complete these trimester exams will not be eligible for the PSTU exam. Students must also meet a minimum passing grade in the PSTU exam to earn a Senior level certificate, which includes a formal transcript.
Passing the PSTU exam requires hard work. Consequently, our graduates feel tremendous pride after earning college level credits from an international university. As a reward for their tenacity, ManaBadi holds a graduation ceremony as a celebration of their success.
ManaBadi takes immense prides in all our graduates. We request all our senior graduates to return to ManaBadi centers as balagurus. Balagurus have a tremendous opportunity to provide service to their community by assisting our teachers in the classrooms. For their service, along with accumulated community service hours to show on their college transcripts, students build life skills such as improving communication skills, strengthening organization skills, and learning teaching skills.
Students enrolled in high school world language classes can also earn Junior and Senior level certificates. For some school districts, these scores count towards World Language high school credits class and / or a State Seal of Biliteracy.