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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON EDUCATION SECTOR: A CASE STUDY FROM MIZORAM, INDIA

Abstract
The outbreak of COVID-19 has drastically disrupted the socio-economic fabric of human society. Not a single sector has been left unscathed from its impact. The education sector has been severely impacted by the same, though the significance level is not the same throughout India. Varied nature of repercussion from the educational sector has been reported based on several factors. Based on the primary survey, the present research paper is an attempt to empirically understand the level of influence of COVID -19 on the academic sector of a part of Mizoram state of India. The survey encompasses both the student (100 respondents) and teacher fraternity (100 respondents) of HS school level, Colleges, technical colleges, and the Central University of Mizoram.
Through its statistical analysis, the study finds out the effects of COVID-19 in the education sector and finds out the adaptive strategic measures to deal with this problem in the study area., five hypotheses have been taken, and data has been analyzed on SPSS software (V.22)to fulfill the objective. This study’s results reveal that the pandemic has severely hit the academic sector due to the lack of proficiency in online teaching mode due to the technological and infrastructural lacuna in remote mountainous locations.
However, the study also empirically proves that the pandemic has raised technological awareness levels among various levels of the academic sector, and with proper technological planning in the study area, the region and similar remote locations can access quality education through online-distant mode.

Keywords: Coronavirus, Lockdown, students, online platform, familiarity

https://doi.org/10.37948/ensemble-2021-sp1-a018

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