A survey undertaken by an EdTech company has declared Maharashtra as the best state in switching to online learning as COVID-19 wreaks havoc in the country and schools remain shut. Punjab and Delhi rank next to the state.
Admission24, the company, has analysed data from 500 educational institutes from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi NCR, Kerala, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
According to the report, Maharashtra has been successful in utilizing resources and benefits of online learning besides dispersing it amongst students belonging from different socio-economic backgrounds. Parents and students were able to smoothly shift to digital learning where the same has remained a luxury in other states of India.
“The COVID19 has forced schools, coaching, and tuition centres to shut shop — leaving students with the only option of moving towards the virtual world to continue preparation and learning. The majority of EdTech companies have witnessed a massive surge in user onboarding — standing as an exception in an unsettled start-up economy,” commented Abhinav Sekhri, CEO & Founder, Admission24.
The report further highlighted the progress made by Bihar, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand in catching up with e-learning.
“The initiatives like e-Vidhya by GOI is also opening new avenues EdTech Players, which will result in increasing adoption rate across the educational institutions with an adaptive and integrated system to make an extensive ecosystem of online learning. The penetration will increase even in the remote part of the country. Also, the schools and colleges that have already been working on the e-learning method will focus on ease, convenience, engagement, and affordability,” further added Sekhri.