The National Sample Survey of 2017 to 2018 reported that only 23.8% of Indian households had any type of internet access. Furthermore, there is a gender disparity in internet access. Only 16% of women have mobile internet access compared to 36% of their male counterparts. In addition to the gender gap, there is a class divide in place with the impoverished students of India having the least access to the internet.
For graduating seniors in grade school, guidance counselors are equipped to provide both emotional and educational support for their students. They aim to ensure that seniors feel comfortable discussing how the coronavirus has affected their personal lives, while also providing a list of options best fit for them in regards to pursuing higher education. Although there will be fewer students studying abroad, universities and colleges in India will be enhanced with many top-tier students attending national schools.
Another benefit of digital teaching is that teachers can participate in enhanced collaborative learning. This style allows instructors from different countries to connect and support one another in teaching their students, which builds a global, mutually beneficial relationship. Despite all the barriers, communities are displaying resilience in alleviating the consequences of COVID-19 on students in India.
The pandemic has presented a whole new set of challenges that countries are currently attempting to overcome. India is just one of the countries that have been affected in numerous ways. India is currently dealing with the millions of students directly affected by this pandemic. Despite its barriers, India has proven its country’s willingness to support the education of its future generation.
– Bolorzul Dorjsuren
We at Sarv Shiksha will be helping Students for the above said issue by adding value in terms of IT Infrastructure to the grassroot.