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Covid-19 and Educational Scenario in India- An Overview | Original Article

Neena Gupta in Anusandhan (RNTUJ-AN) | Multidisciplinary Academic Research



The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease. 2019 (COVID- 19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Covid pandemic has totally changed the dynamics of the world but education sector is one of the worst hit segments in India. With spread of COVID-19, normal functioning of educational institutions got badly affected. In higher education, the classes were suspended around 16.03.2020 onwards, and the students were asked to vacate the hostel. It was very tough time for students as most of them had just returned from their homes after the Holi holidays, and a few had still not come back. The medical experts and scientists are working world-wide to develop a vaccine to control the pandemic, but useful results are likely to take longer time. Definitely, the society has to get accustomed to live with the corona virus following the guidelines issued by the Government from time to time. The activities can also be modified, and can even be postponed if possible, to save people from getting infected from the disease. Amid an unprecedented corona virus crisis across the world, in India, a discussion about online education has now acquired paramount importance in terms of reliance on imparting knowledge virtually, compared to the conventional method of face-to-face teaching. Our education structure is different and only limited people have access to digital media. We can enter into this model of education if all the students have access to internet and computers. But that is not the case. This paper examines status of education under lockdown.