Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education in India: Lessons Learned and Mitigation Measures

Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education in India: Lessons Learned and Mitigation Measures

Journal of Nature, Science & Technology (JANSET)
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - January 2021

CP Kaushal Vinayak Kaushal


Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a communicable disease caused by a newly detected severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). COVID-19 virus has spread all over the world including India. This corona virus pandemic has radically disrupted all the sectors including education sector, which affects the socio-economic conditions of the people and education system. This study is aiming to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on educational institutions, especially imparting higher education and related stakeholders till date, when the government has taken early decisions to breakdown the spread of virus among the community. The study is descriptive and analytical in nature where the information has been collected from the various official websites, newspapers, online news articles, and discussions with colleagues working in the higher education setup. This review study suggested some measures to overcome the situation such as special hygiene and health related measures like social distancing, using precautionary tools and equipment and some socioeconomic and technological measures such as economic supports for redesigning of the sector, public private partnerships in education system, digitization of the study techniques and educational infrastructure and use of Indian traditional knowledge. The higher education plays a key role for socio-economic development of the people in any country and with the implementation of these suggestive measures, the country will move forward and ensure the overall progress in education sector.


COVID-19; Higher Education; Online Learning; India; Pandemic.