THE BRIEF/

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected lives of each and every individual across the country and globe. In these testing times when schools and colleges are closed, there is a negative impact on the academic and overall development of students.As online mode of education has become a “New Normal” Uttarakhand Government has already started working on creating a better infrastructure for the students. The Department of higher education, has taken several steps to make online classes possible even in the remotest parts of the state. Now with the establishment of e-libraries, online modules for all Government colleges and up gradation in IT infrastructure, students are able to complete their curriculum from home.

APPROACH/

“SYU” visited several villages and towns across Uttakakhand to understand how the new mode of education is helping the students. Has the current situation affected the education tourism in a new state of around 11 million population. Reaching some of these villages during monsoon was a challenging job due to frequent roadblocks and landslides. However we were able to interview and capture some students in Ukhimath, Chamba and Pauri region of Uttarakhand. It is always a delight to see and capture the positive impact of governance. India as a whole demands more and more educational tourism and it is very important to know how to respond to that growth. What are the tools and strategies can help to integrate it to the new generations and new normal.