In an attempt to reduce the academic loss, Indian colleges and universities will be allowed to offer up to 40% of their coursework online.
The move will double the amount permitted now.
The decision comes owing to the prolonged impact of coronavirus on campus education.
Apex higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) has already established a task force to implement the change and recently told a gathering of directors, principals, and vice-chancellors of higher educational institutions about its plan.
“We are revisiting rules to allow 40% of courses from the present 20% through online (mode). This 20% to 40% online content will help the blended mode of education, which is perhaps the need of the hour,” UGC Chairman D.P. Singh said.
What changes will students find?
Will 40% of course online, students will be e-learning a lot often.
A sect of students who were not tech-savvy will slowly start becoming computer friendly.
Students will take online academics more seriously owing to a large (40%) percentage.