Youth and Covid19: An Estimation of Employability in the Rise of Online Learning

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Dr Hitesh Keserwani, Dr. Himanshu Rastogi


Today youth employment is the biggest concern of the nation. According to the Centre for the Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) the unemployment rate in India has been increased by 6.9% in February’2021, as compared to January’2021 i.e., 6.53%. Now again due to the second wave of Covid, the unemployment rate is reaching at its worst and the local lockdown scenario in many states have witnessed a huge impact over the jobs, almost 70 lakhs jobs have been suffered. This also indicates that situation may get even more worse if the lockdown will continue to happen and things don’t get under control soon. As per the article published in “The India Express” May 11’ 2021, the employability of engineering graduates is registered 47.38% only, which is highest among all other domains, on the one hand where country is facing a continuous increasing challenge of employment, at the same time there is a new wave of online courses have arrived apart from the regular degree/diploma programs. This paper tries to analyse the market potential for these online courses and tries to investigate whether the candidate gets the real benefit after completing these online courses which claims to be specialised in certain area or domain in terms of providing employment.

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