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Future of online learning in India

Technology in education sector is evolving at a rapid pace. It is making the learning process more interesting, interactive and engaging. It is steadily reducing the communication gap between teachers and students.

Numerous technologies have appeared in the education industry and to enhance students’ skills and productivity it is supported by various institutes. In the era of digitalisation, not only students but also professionals are choosing online education platforms to access the quality learning.

As per the recent research report released by KPMG India and Google the paid users in the market of online education are expected to grow from 1.6 million to 9.6 million by next year. Only 100 institutions are registered with India’s National Institutional Ranking (INIR) framework who are eligible to offer complete online programs but the subject and courses are not revealed yet.

In India’s 2020-21 budget sessions, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman referred the need to provide quality education for making the youth employable and improve the literacy level. The government of India has permitted various universities to offer fully online degrees that could reshape the education structure of the Nation.

From many years, a number of India’s universities and their affiliated institutions were not permitted to provide above 20% of online degree as quality of education and mechanism were major concerns. In order to promote and enhance the reach of youth to higher education, restrictions from online learning are considered and started lifting.

The Indian government wants figure of students to pursue higher education get doubled in upcoming years.

Generally online programs are economical as compared to face-to-face programs due to numerous factors. Online courses attract working professionals who have shortage of time to attend college.

This will encourage global partnerships, but producing job-ready graduates would still be a concern.

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