EMERGING ISSUES IN INDIA’S HIGHER EDUCATION DURING PANDEMIC SCENARIO
Author(s):
Dr. A. MARIMUTHU, Dr. T. BALAJI
Keywords:
HEIs, UGC, MHRD, GDP, IUCs and CEC
Abstract
The pandemic is expected to have enormous economic consequences, and it makes a devastating impact on global education. The spread of pandemic Covid-19 has drastically disrupted every aspects of human life including education. It has created an unprecedented test on education. Many educational institution campuses around the world are closed and teaching-learning has moved online. The Covid-19 pandemic is not only a global health problem but also has severe impacts on human and social life, including employment, education, agriculture and the other spheres of the world economy. In India, all academic activities were suspended after the announcement of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on 19 March to postpone examinations in all universities until the end of March. All the central universities like the University of Hyderabad announced to defer all academic activities and close their hostels and even private universities. As Covid-19 has influenced global higher education, the universities across the world have been responding to Covid-19 in different ways. This paper aims to explore the issues of social justice in the context of digitalization of India’s Higher education after Covid-19 pandemic period. It is reported that only 5 percent higher education institutions in India could shift to online instruction with minimal on-campus presence and most higher education institutions have made the transition to online mode. This paper intends to critically focus the emerging issues related to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in India’s higher education and the immediate shift of education to the online mode of teaching and learning. The paper is based on analysis with careful consideration of e quality of information sources.
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Unique Paper ID: 150961

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 11

Page(s): 108 - 118
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