Identifying VUCA Factors in a Pandemic Era – A Framework Focused On Higher Education in India

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Dr Harshada Aurangabadkar, Prof(Dr) Rakesh S. Patil, Prabodhan Patil, Dr Tushar Savale, Sarika Patil


Nowadays, it is suitable time to utilize abbreviation of "VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous)". Associations at worldwide and domestic levels are encountering most high levels of vulnerability because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effect of which is phenomenal. All sectors have been encountering instability, vulnerability, multifaceted nature and vagueness consistently. In any case, there are no equals to the COVID 19 pandemic in the recent past. Researchers in their prior investigations have recognized different VUCA factors and difficulties that have impacted these associations during different emergency circumstances, for example, Global Financial Crisis of 2008, demonetization and BREXIT to name a few. However, there is absence of exploration that clarifies difficulties looked within the sight of a pandemic driven VUCA climate. This investigation is first of its sort to introduce insight into the Indian Higher Education Sector with regards to a pandemic scene. The outburst of COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020 has prompted all the sectors upsetting slow walk and Indian Higher Education Sector is no special case. Hence, this creates a need to recognize different challenges i.e. VUCA factors encountered by associations across the Indian Higher educational sector with regards to a pandemic climate. It is a subjective report achieved with the assistance of detailed conversations of dynamic academic leaders and intellectual researchers. The literature in the paper has been enhanced with various kinds of studies. The findings depend on information accumulated from above sources (Primary and Secondary). The research makes an endeavor to recognize  different VUCA factors affecting associations across the Indian Higher Education sector during a pandemic, merged in a framework for future reference.


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