The Impact of COVID-19 on Education and Education Sectors,Know Here

By Sushil Mahanand

The COVID-19 Pandemic spreading whole over the world. Its effect nearly 3 million peoples world wide. The impact of COVID-19 are seen in every sectors that maybe economic sectors or social sectors. The education sectors of India as well as worlds are badly effected on corona virus outbreak. Due to COVID-19 the world wide lock down is going on. The lock down are badly impacting on the students life. This article are for those students who wants to know what will be the impact of COVID-19 in Indian education system.


After monitoring the corona virus pandemic situation the WHO announced a advisory to make self distance. Its was the first prevention steps to wards the COVID-19. so by fallowing this every country starts the action of lockdown to avoid the contaminated peoples with rest one. The education sectors including Schools, Colleges, Universities became closed. The lockdown is destroyed the schedules of every students. as per data on  27 April 2020, approximately 1.725 billion learners have been affected due to school closures in response to the pandemic. According to UNICEF monitoring, 186 countries have implemented nationwide closures and 8 have implemented local closures, impacting about 98.5 percent of the world's student population.

India come to know about its first COVID-19 case in 30th January 2020. later on in 16 March, India declared a countrywide lock-down of schools and colleges. some institutions are already been done that. On 19 March, the University Grants Commission asked universities to postpone exams till March 31. The board exams conducted by CBSE and ICSE boards have also been postponed until March 31.

Recently the government also extended the lock down up to May 07. Its assumed that the lockdown dates will also be revised and to be extend. The education sectors are to be open on the mid of June.

The Impacted Areas:

School closures impact not only students, teachers, and families, but have far-reaching economic and societal consequences.School closures in response to COVID-19 have shed light on various social and economic issues, including student debt,digital learning, food insecurity,and homelessness,as well as access to childcare,health care,housing,internet, and disability services.The impact was more severe for disadvantaged children and their families, causing interrupted learning, compromised nutrition, childcare problems, and consequent economic cost to families who could not work.

As the days pass by with no immediate solution to stop the outbreak of Covid-19, school and university closures will not only have a short-term impact on the continuity of learning for more than 285 million young learners in India but also engender far-reaching economic and societal consequences.

Impact of COVID-19 on Education Sectors:

1. Schools and Institutions remains close:

Schools,College and universities around the country have been impacted by COVID-19, facing closures that could last several weeks that too during the crucial period of academic year ending. The education place like schools and colleges are the necessary platform to share the knowledge. but it will get effected by COVID-19.

2. Some low fee public and private institutes to be short down:

Public schools and colleges and low-fee private schools and colleges especially are likely face a larger impact on teaching and learning, owing to heavy reliance on brick and mortar means of delivering lessons. Most of the institutes like this will be search for the fund but that may heard to get at that time.

3. Poor diet system of students:

The challenge in a country like India is the additional economic burden facing the parents in the absence of school provided mid-day meals

4. Payment of Schools, Colleges fee will be delay:

Private schools that have the means and resources on the other hand, could try to minimise impact on teaching-learning, but could face cash flow issues if fee payments are delayed. During this lockdown most of the students parents will going to face the unemployment so they amy not be able to pay the fee for that particular time periods.

5. Online classes to be take place:

In higher education, most Higher Education Institutions (HEI) are not fully geared to implement online learning, with constraints around availability of digital content, technology and delivery capabilities.

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6. Impact on Admission:

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is also expected to impact admissions to HEIs in the coming academic year. The new academic section are been starts on the month of the june. but its may but most of the entrance exam are not conduced yet. so the new academic section are nearly to be starts on the months of July or later on. 

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7. Impact on Placement and Internships:

Placements, internships for students could also be affected with companies delaying the on boarding of students. Most of the exam get postponed due to COVID-19. 

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8. Impact on global mobility of students:

The outbreak is also expected to have far reaching consequences such as decreased global mobility of  students (both inbound and outbound), difficulty in recruiting faculty, etc. particularly those related to the global mobility of students and faculty and improving the quality of and demand for higher studies in India.

9. Traditional knowledge to be visible:
Indian traditional knowledge is well known across the globe for its scientific innovations, values, and benefits to develop sustainable technologies and medicines. The courses on Indian traditional knowledge systems in the fields of yoga, Indian medicines, architecture, hydraulics, ethnobotany, metallurgy and agriculture should be integrated with a present-day mainstream university education to serve the larger cause of humanity.

Impact on the Factors of Education:

The lockdown are badly impact to the education system of India. In hear we will study the impact of COVID-19 on difference factors of education like students, Teachers, Parents etc

Impact on students life:

After the China, India are the second highest students in world. After the lock down the students life are in a different phase its been a difficult task to change the schedules. Most of the students are been prepared for the entrance exams like UPSC,NEET, CAT, NEET-PG, UGC NET and many more but due to lockdown the students life are in a periods of slow motions. Most of the institutes are providing the online classes for students.Online classes mostly providing by the privates institutions but the govt schools collage students are still facing the problem on this. 

The DIKSHA platform, with reach across all states in India, can be further strengthened to ensure accessibility of learning to the students. but most of the India are today also in the rural area. Its making trouble to get the internet facility. The MHRD Launch e-Portal YUKTI to tackle COVID Crisis also.

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The students are also been stocks on the different-different states far a way from home. That is generating fear among the students and parents. currently that students community partially distracts from the education. 

After the lock down its impacts also be visible on the competitive exam. The cutoff marks of the exam are going to low. Most off the privet engineering colleges are planing give the admission according to the marks not by the exam rank. This lockdown periods given a golden chance to the students to complete focus on their target. due to lock down students will give their hundred percents to their are of focus. 

Impacts on Parents and teachers:

This lockdown also badly impacting the students parents and teachers. The teachers are in home and they are teaching the students online. most of the faculties are not so friendly with this online classes so its been a problem for both the students and teachers. Both the parents and teachers are worried about their jobs. Its assuming that most of the unemployment rate to be increases. Recent graduates in India are fearing withdrawal of job offers from corporates because of the current situation. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy’s estimates on unemployment shot up from 8.4% in mid-March to 23% in early April and the urban unemployment rate to 30.9%.

 When the unemployment increases then the education gradually decreases. peoples struggle for food rather then the educations.






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