A comparative study of online teaching in higher education system in India due to impact of covid-19

(1 )S.H.Abbas, [2] Dr.S.K.Agarwal, [3] M.V.Ahamad

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a newly discovered infectious disease caused by a virus which named is “coronavirus”.According to a report of the Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD), Government of India conducted a survey on higher education and observed that there are 993 universities, 39931 Colleges and 10725 Stand Alone Institutions listed on their portal which contribute to the education. These institutions further reflect the student density of India as the total enrolments in higher education every year which are nearly 37.4 million, reflecting the expanding horizons of the education system. The spread of pandemic Covid-19 has drastically disrupted every aspects of human life including education also.In many educational institutions around the world, campuses are closed and teaching-learning has been moved online mode. In India, about 32 crore learners stopped to move schools/colleges.All educational activities brought to an end. Despite of all these challenges, the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have reacted positively and managed.To ensure the continuity of teaching-learning, research and service to the society with some tools and techniques during the pandemic. This article highlights on major impacts of Covid-19 on HEIs in India also. Some measures had been taken by HEIs and educational authorities of India to provide seamless educational services during the crisis are discussed. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many new modes of learning and new trends which are emerged and the same may continue as we go ahead to a new tomorrow. some of the post Covid-19 trends which may allow imagining new ways of teaching learning of higher education system in India are outlined. Even though the country has been adapting the new-age learning but there still lies an obstacle in making the endeavours entirely successful. What still remains intact is that only 45 crore people of our total population of the country have access to the internet and thus to e-learning system.The pandemic has been working as a catalyst for the educational institutions, to grow and opt for platforms and techniques and they haven’t used before. The times are changing and the theories have always pointed out towards the survival of the fittest. Surviving these crises with a different approach and digitising the sector are the two elements which will get the industry through the storm and wash away the blues of the pandemic.

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