The central universities – in Haryana, Gujarat, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar – are functioning with around 52% of the sanctioned faculty strength, even some of the older ones.The total vacancies in new central universities are nearly 48%; the older universities are better off with 33% vacancies.
These universities are surviving by deploying huge armies of ad-hoc or part-time faculty.Ad hoc faculty allow the institution to continue somehow but it is a known fact that institutions with relatively higher numbers of such faculty result in drop in the quality of classroom instrcution and due to which student has to suffer.
With the gross enrolment ratio (GER) expected to increase from 25.2% (2016) to 30% (2020), the country’s colleges and universities will be overflowing with students in the near future.
THE SUPPLY IS HUGE.
BUT ARE WE READY TO MEET THE DEMAND.
One simple solution to this is ELEARNING or online education.
Mobile phones and internet has nearly reached every quarter and mile of this country.We in India are now capable of last mile delivery of good quality content.Why should a young teen age girl from Manipur should travel all the way to Banglore to get degree from a recognised college?She should have the access to the best of knowledge resources and formal educational opportunities in her own town/village.
New online graduate/post graduate/certificate courses are coming up almost on a day to day basis.Big brands like Manipal,Amity, Great Lakes etc who have a huge physical presence have also now marked their presence in the online education world.
How Elearning has captured the primary education space is not a mystery anymore.Each time you switch on your telivision you have Mr.Shah Rukh Khan making an appeal to all the mummys and daddys to install BYJUs the learning App.
Now let’s take a glance at competitive exam space
As the KPMG report states, number of students adopting online platforms for test preparation is expected to increase significantly in coming years. The different online platforms could either act as a substitute or complement to the existing offline test prep market to provide coaching to students for various exams such as JEE Main, NEET, CAT, Bank PO, and CLAT. It is projected that the category of test prep will grow at a CAGR of 64% in 2021.
Anyone who has ever prepared for any competitive exam has heard of UNACADEMY.Founder of UNACADEMY Mr.Roman Saini even after clearing IAS and serving as Assistant Collector in Madhya Pradesh left his prestigious job and founded an elearning company which focuses delivery of content related to all competitive exams in the country.
This is my first post in which i tried to cover how online education is the PRESENT and the FUTURE.