Higher Education in India During Corona Pandemic

Abstract

In 2019, COVID-19 virus swept the globe and wreaked havoc around the world. Many aspects of life have been destroyed by this pandemic including the education sector. In India, after the government declared a countrywide lockdown, all educational activities came to halt, affecting teachers, students and their families as a consequence. The purpose of this study is to find the effect of the Corona pandemic on higher education in India. In addition, researcher will suggest steps to be taken in the education sector to mitigate the effect of this pandemic. This research is based on secondary data. The desk research was conducted utilizing the secondary data from various reports, news, research papers and official websites of government and international organizations. During this research, researcher found that though the government and many higher education institutions wanted to adapt new technologies in effort to maintain academic continuity, already existing inequality in the society made it difficult. In addition, lack of farsightedness regarding plans for coming academic years made problems even worse. Furthermore, education sector may face the problem of less enrollments as the financial capacity of Indian families has shrunk due the pandemic. To solve the issues of higher education created by the pandemic, efforts should be made to make education accessible to all the students, to make inclusive learning solutions keeping the vulnerable and marginalized people in mind, to reform existing system and create cost-effective academic programs. Furthermore, it is important to be prepared to deal with similar situations in future.



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Aneesah Nishaat, Soka University, Japan

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Conference: ACE2022
Stream: Education

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To cite this article:
Nishaat A. (2023) Higher Education in India During Corona Pandemic ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2023.83
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2023.83


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