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E-learning platforms slowly changing Indian education landscape

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

E-platforms are changing the Indian landscape by addressing the demand-supply gap of both students as well as corporate employees by dispensing personalised outcomes, experts say.

Online has widened the scope of and transcended it beyond classroom boundaries. With in the last two years, it has taken over the traditional methods not just in the urban landscape but also in rural areas.

The system is evolving at a very fast pace, and MD said.

"With industries directly connecting with institutions like ours, content has never been so up-to-date. All this put together makes platforms complete, and students and working professionals future-ready, in a matter of months," he said.

Kumar noted that penetration in corporations is increasing, regardless of the company's size. Since class-based training is more expensive, proportionately, for small and medium-sized firms, these firms are increasingly recognising e-learning as a convenient and cost-effective mode.

According to a report by KPMG, the Indian will grow from 1.6 million users in 2016 to 9.6 million users by 2021.

"In the current scenario, professionals will be required to re-skill themselves every 3-4 years to remain relevant in their evolving job roles," said Zairus Master, CEO, com, which gives access to certification courses from top global educational service providers.

At this scale, e-learning platforms are the only way forward. Professionals will need to equip themselves with relevant skills before their current skills become obsolete.

Moreover, the government is adopting a series of measures to bring a technological revolution to accentuate e-learning which will ultimately lead to a major shift in the Indian education sector, experts added.

"E-learning platforms are bringing a measurable difference in students' engagement and performance. It is reducing gaps in the delivery of education and giving a new dimension to the education space," said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 16:45 IST