The new pandemic of 2020, COVID-19, has enough disrupted education, career. The govt. of states had decided to close the schools, colleges and universities in this lockdown. Also, the reopening of these are very uncertain. Due to this lockdown situation, almost 600 millions of learners around the world are suffering with an uncertain career.
Table of Contents
- Effects on education
- Effects on graduates
- Effects on IT industries
- Effects on young researchers
- Effects on economy
Effects on Education
Firstly, due to the closedown situations; some institutions have decided to take a class on online platforms such as Zoom, Webex etc to maintain the flow of study. Besides, taking online assessments and assignments. But, the yearly or semester-wise examination procedure has been stopped. Likewise, a question mark has been put on the board examinations, entrance examinations for engineering, medical, nursing etc., competitive exams and on the admissions procedure.
Effects on graduates
COVID-19 has been marked as the most impactful event of the century. Colleges and universities are also in stress about the placement season as when the situation will be normal is not known. Majority of the students had been waiting for job interviews before the lockdown. Also, those who are placed are still in a confusion that whether the companies will honour the offers given the fact that the duration of the lockdown and the contours of its graded nuanced and staggered withdrawal are not known. Moreover, the recruitment exams like UPSC, SSC are also have been postponed.
Effects on IT industries
Some of the renowned companies had declared to stop hike and promotions to their employees. But, they have also made decisions to honour all the job offers. Many, companies have been postponed hiring employees and wait till the market value rises up after lockdown lifted. After that, they will start visiting campus and hiring students. In these circumstances, there is no option except waiting for the final year students. Moreover, many companies have announced to make a pay-cut of employees.
Effects on young researchers
One of the most crisis of COVID-19 is our doctoral students. Those who have devoted years with their hard work and consistency find that their opportunities are disappeared suddenly. Doctoral fellows of national-level institutions get a fellowship of 31,000 per month for the first two years and 35,000 per month for the last three years in their 5 years degree. So, those who have completed their degrees are stuck due to the universities in abroad are closed. Also, they are not getting any support from their parent laboratories as institutional sources are limited. Moreover, the fellows from other countries are stuck in without any assignments and they are unpaid.
Effects on economy
IMF has been estimated that the global GDP loss due to pandemic could be of 9 trillion dollars. Maybe you are thinking about how much the economy and career is related? Well it’s quite much related. GDP loss is the impactful threat to the industries which will also freeze the recruitment.
It is reported by CMIE that almost 27 million youth had lost their job in this lockdown situation.
Career has been seized. In this situation, industries and institutions have decided to fight against this pandemic. Some fruitful solutions have been taken out.
Guidelines from universities
Though, the govt. have not decided anything some of the universities have decided to look forward to the students’ and institutions’ well being. However, UGC has already published their guidelines for the decisions should be taken for the evaluation of marks and examinations. Also, they have proposed to start the new session from September instead of July. Meanwhile, students are advised to learn from the Government’s e-learning platform MHRD. The ministry has taken this initiative to ensure that students could learn in this pandemic. Virtual labs have also been launched. Meanwhile, AICTE has also launched 49 free e-learning courses to ensure students improve their skills and make them employable.
Online certification courses
Not only the e-learning platforms but the big industries also announced their paid course as free and flexible for students especially. Like, Google, AWS, IBM are providing their free courses with certification in this pandemic situations. Moreover, the online platforms like Coursera, Udemy have also launched their free courses so that students can learn remotely.
Work from home
Firstly, lockdown due to the pandemic has made the term ‘WFH’ or work from home so popular. Industries are willing to hire employees in a work from home fashion. The industries have got remote working more productive than the usual on-site working. Even some companies have declared to continue this trend and make this permanent. It has been so beneficiary that Google, Dell, Logitech have decided to continue this till the end of the year. So, business are adapting remote work. Even, work from home is concerned as the new normal.
Apart from that, online work from home internships are allowed by UGC during lockdown. Several IITs and IIMs are encouraging students to work on online assignments and internships.
From the past till now human being is facing challenges. But we never stopped rather keep innovating. So, treat this pandemic situation as a blessing from God. We should utilize this huge period to increase our knowledge skills and make us enough eligible. Yes, now don’t waste your time and keep debugging. Try to make things from whatever we are getting. So, stay home, stay safe and keep nourishing yourself.