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Emerging Trends in Higher Education during Pandemic Covid-19: An Impact Study from West Bengal

Mourlin K*
Xavier Business School (XBS), St. Xavier’s University, India 

Citation: K Mourlin (2021) Emerging Trends in Higher Education during Pandemic Covid-19:  An Impact Study from West Bengal. SciTech Central COVID-19

Received: August 18, 2021         Accepted: August 23, 2021         Published: August 23, 2021


The present paper is concerned with the Covid-19 Pandemic impact on Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) predominantly. The Pandemic impact has frozen Educational institutes and their works. It has also made HEIs all over the world clueless to enhance safety environment for teaching-learning. The pandemic lockdown has masqueraded numerous challenges to Higher Educational Institutes (HEI), particularly to West Bengal context.  While the Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) in West Bengal address various issues relating to Students’ motivation, interests and performance, the pandemic impact paves ways to explore Technology-Adapted teaching-learning frameworks to empower the faculties to involve students in teaching-learning-performance paradigm. Harris and DiMarco (2010) have indicated that Educational institutes have to have locking out danger to keep students safe in crisis. This is an indication that Educational institutes have to adopt new strategies to help the students to be safe in environment and help them to cope with their studies away from the HEI environment. The current research was based on a predetermined sample size: a sample of 143 teachers from 17 Higher Educational Institutes (out of 200) from West Bengal have been collected and computed for analysis and discussion. The variables used in in the current research has the Cronbach's Alpha N of Items (61) reliability Statistics value is .908. On the basis of quantitative analysis involving correlation analysis with control situations like years of operation and gender perception and factor analysis, the researcher has  enumerated the data outcomes.  

The data findings are: the need assessment of Pandemic impact, interventions through ICT tools and technqiues to bridge the learning gap, attitude of teachers towards ICT teaching techniques and the mean value of ICT tools used to increase the active participation of Students online. The quantitative outputs were correlated with a qualitative case study of St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata. The case also corresponds with technological interventions during pandemic lockdown and how they have bridged the learning Gap. Thus the current research has explored the Pandemic situation and its influence towards discovering newer technological solutions to bridge the learning gap and help the Students to be innovative through digital platforms and become merely a Student-centred approach.  

Keywords: Covid-19, Pandemic impact, Learning gap, ICT tools, Technology and Active participation