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Online higher education enrolment to reach 63.63 lakh by 2022: Report

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

People registering for online is expected to grow at 14.5 per cent and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022, says a report.

According to a report from (a TeamLease group company), the UGC regulations for allowing Universities in to offer programmes and the government's impetus on improving gross enrolment ratio (GER) will boost the industry.

The enrolment in or diploma programmes will witness a 14.5 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and will reach 63.63 lakh by 2022.

As per the report, the enrolment growth that will witness in the near future would be somewhere close to that of the of America and

During the academic year 2015-17, the enrolment in the US and were 16 per cent and 12 per cent, respectively.

The report further noted that the total enrolment in is estimated at 33.6 per cent CAGR and cross 2.12 crore by 2022. The and certification market is expected to touch at Rs 3,333 crore by 2022.

"can provide a potent alternative for the massification of higher education thereby helping the country improve its GER rates from the current 25 per cent to the targeted 30 per cent," Shantanu Rooj, and Founder, said.

From a programme perspective, associate and bachelors' degrees are the most preferred programmes. In fact, more than two-third of the students in prefer to pursue an associate or a bachelors' degree.

According to the report, some of the hindrances that the sector is facing are unavailability of qualified online instructors, inadequate student-faculty interactions, duration of the course, lengthy enrolment procedure and high fees.

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

First Published: Tue, April 30 2019. 16:00 IST