Date From : May 27, 2020To : May 28, 2020

The timing of this webinar is from 18:00 to 19:15 IST.

Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis. If your registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email and a link through which you can join the webinar.

The nationwide lockdown following the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a burst of activity with online education. The HRD Ministry’s platforms such as SWAYAM and the National Digital Library have seen a five-fold increase in daily traffic during the first week of lockdown. The HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, has encouraged educational institutions to embrace online education to the extent possible. In the metros, private schools appear to have taken the lead in switching over to online classes. However, many teachers and students are still grappling with the digital transition. Universities too have pointed out that they are not ready and that many of their students do not have access to the Internet.

The infrastructure for online education in India — connectivity, platforms, and content, has been growing steadily since the 1990s. However, its spread is largely incumbent on Internet penetration through affordable data plans from the telecom sector.

What has been the experience gained so far from the sudden transition to online classes?


Gouri Gupta, Lead, Education Technology, Central Square Foundation

Padma M. Sarangapani, Professor, Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Sangeeta Krishnan Nag, Principal, Senior School, Pathways School Gurgaon

Shukla Bose, Founder-CEO, Parikrma Humanity Foundation


Leena Chandran Wadia, Senior Fellow, ORF