The Indian education sector is perhaps undergoing its biggest reposition ever. In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the closure of schools impacted approximately 1.6 billion students in more than 190 countries, and India was no exception to that.
The massive digital divide in India meant that a majority of our children were left without a means to get a proper education. Our education sector had already been battling several challenges at the onset of the pandemic, such as an acute shortage of teachers, poor quality of education, and a general unwillingness to learn and teach, all of which translated into an absence of both teachers and students from schools.
So, when schools shut in March 2020, a new world of challenges opened up. Almost 30 per cent of teachers were not equipped to teach online and less than 30 per cent of students had access to any kind of