At the launch of India’s 2020-21 budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had highlighted the new educational policy which the government is currently working on. A draft version of the policy outlines the important role online learning could play in reforming India’s education system and expanding access to higher education. Besides that, the policy encourages Indian institutions not only to develop their own online programs but also to recognize and award credit for online programs offered by foreign institutions.
And, who knew that it will happen within a few months? Self-quarantine and social-distancing during the times of coronavirus pandemic have forced the educational institutions to suspend classes and shift to the online medium in order to continue the process of education.
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