Indian Education in Pandemic COVID-19
in 'Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Society: Challenges & Opportunities' Editors- Dr. Rimjim Borah, Dr. Bidyananda Borkakoty and Pranjal Protim Borah, Balaji Publications, 2020, ISBN-978-93-85756-99-3 Chapter-2, Pages-(9-18)
10 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2021
Date Written: October 31, 2020
The spread of pandemic COVID-19 has drastically disrupted every aspects of human life including education. It came as havoc for developing countries like India. It has compelled the human society to maintain social distancing and made people mandatory to sit indoor. It has significantly disrupted the education sector which is a critical determinant of economic future of a country. Many educational institutions around the world have closed their campuses and moved for online teaching-learning mode. In India, about 32 crore learners stopped to move schools/colleges and all educational activities brought to an end. The outbreak of COVID-19 has worked as a catalyst for the educational institutions to grow with digital technologies, which has never happened before. The educational institutions have managed to ensure the continuity of educational activities with digital technologies during the pandemic and are expecting the same trend to continue. This paper highlights some measures taken by Govt. of India to provide seamless education in the country during the pandemic COVID-19. Various challenges and opportunities created by COVID-19 on education are discussed. Some of the post COVID-19 trends which may allow imagining the new ways of teaching learning in India are outlined. Some fruitful suggestions are also pointed to carry out educational activities during the pandemic situation.
Keywords: Pandemic, Education, Challenges, Opportunities, India, post COVID-19
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