COVID-19, an illness caused by Coronavirus, has been stated as a pandemic by the World Health Organization(WHO). As it is spreading rapidly, the Indian Government has decided to close down schools, colleges, educational institutes as a precautionary measure.
Amidst this global crisis, the student career and college admission systems are also taking the hit. CBSE, state board exams, are all suspended till March 31, 2020.
A lot of B-Schools and top colleges in India have already closed their campuses. Moreover, most of the Government and private colleges have cancelled entrance exams, group discussions and personal interview rounds for admissions.
Impact of Coronavirus on Students:
As the Coronavirus pandemic affected education systems worldwide, the Government of 73 countries has announced school closure. India is no different.
In India, students are told to study from their home and not to go outside. Nevertheless, this brings some serious concerns in our minds regarding career and study.
• Interrupt Learning
Colleges provide a structure and guidance to the education process. Many students learn because of the structure of examinations and assignments.
Now, as the students have to study from home, it will be tough for them to stay on track without proper guidance, especially if they come from houses with limited education and resources.
• Lack of access to technology
Technology and the Internet are still not widespread in every part of the country. Lack of technology and internet connections are also a significant roadblock to learning online, especially for students from disadvantaged families.
• Social Isolation
Colleges are not only a place for education, but it also develops social and conversational skills. If the colleges stay closed, students will miss out on the opportunity to socialize, and it will be harmful to them in the long run.
• Impact on Student’s Career
As the Government has shut down schools and postponed all exams, students will have immense adverse effects on college-admissions and entrance exams.
• Impact in MBA admission
Most of the B-schools in India such as IIM Lucknow, Tata Institute of Social Science(TISS), and Management Development Institute(MDI) postponed their GD/PI round for admission in MBA courses. Many B-Schools are also moving their admission process online and conducting GD/PI round on Skype.
• Impact in Engineering Admission
The Ministry of Human Resource Department(MHRD) has ordered the postponement of JEE Main 2020. It will impact the Engineering admission process in India. Amidst the situation, IIT Ropar announced to give all their lectures online to the college students.
• Impact in Entrance Exams
The University Grant Collision(UGC) has asked all the universities and their affiliates to postpone exams until March 31.
Following that, all the major entrance exams like JEE Main, MAH-MCA-CET, NID-DAT Mains and recruitment exams like RBI assistant, AFCAT exams all have been postponed.
Impact on Career Counselling
Coronavirus has changed how the education system works. In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has changed the method of education from classroom to online homeschooling.
Since the whole world is maintaining “social distancing”, the College admission process and career counselling are also finding its place online.
Amidst this global crisis, it is very overwhelming to get information about colleges and courses that are right for you. And Online Career Counselling can help you get the information.
And we at AdmissionLelo are determined to give you the support and career counselling necessary to excel in your career and get admission in top colleges in India. Our well-trained career counsellors know best and can help you to choose the perfect career.