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Indians rank high on positivity about finances in new Global Student Survey

As many as eight in 10 or 80 per cent Indian undergraduate college students really feel hopeful about their finances in the long run, the second highest of 21 nations surveyed for a new “Global Student Survey” launched on Friday, with solely China and Kenya collectively forward at 84 per cent.

The findings, printed by Chegg.org – the non-profit arm of training expertise company Chegg, additionally reveal that after the COVID-19 pandemic, 54 per cent of Indian college students would love their college course to include extra on-line studying, the fourth highest of every other nation surveyed – equal to Canada (54 per cent) and behind Saudi Arabia (78 per cent), China (77 per cent) and South Korea and Australia (each 57 per cent).

The survey’s worldwide outcomes present that Indian college students agree with their friends throughout all 21 nations relating to how larger training ought to embrace on-line studying. Around two-thirds (65 per cent) of scholars throughout the surveyed nations say they’d slightly need their college supplied the selection of extra on-line studying if it meant paying decrease tuition charges.

“One thing that unites students around the globe is that they have experienced first-hand the greatest disruption to education the world has ever known. This survey shows the COVID pandemic has laid bare for students that the higher education model needs to be reimagined, shorter, on-demand, personalised and provide scalable support,” stated Dan Rosensweig, President and CEO of Chegg.

“Technology and online learning are a permanent part of modern education and should dramatically reduce the cost of learning and make it more skills based. When approximately two-thirds of students across the countries surveyed say they would like their university to offer the choice of more online learning if it means paying lower tuition fees, and when over half of students say they would prefer their university course to be shorter, if it was more affordable, we know something has to change,” he stated.

The survey additionally finds that over two-thirds (68 per cent) of Indian college students assume the nation is a greater place to dwell in than it was 5 years in the past, the third highest of any nation polled after China (92 per cent) and Saudi Arabia (77 per cent). By comparability, solely 8 per cent of Argentinian college students assume their nation is a greater place to dwell, the bottom of any nation polled.

And, as many as 84 per cent of Indian college students consider they are going to personal their very own dwelling earlier than they’re 35, the third highest of all of the nations polled after Kenya (92 per cent) and Indonesia (86 per cent). By comparability, solely 31 per cent of Japanese college students consider they are going to see dwelling possession by the age of 35, the bottom of all of the nations surveyed.

Among a few of the different key world findings, 56 per cent of scholars throughout all 21 surveyed nations say their psychological well being has suffered in the course of the interval of COVID-19 and over half (53 per cent) of all surveyed college students have struggled with their residing prices in the final year. Also, round 54 per cent of scholars say if it was cheaper, they would favor their college diploma take a shorter period of time to finish, with jobs discovered to be the principle motivation for college kids going to school.

“Across the world, students have told us loud and clear that the biggest issues facing their generation are access to good quality jobs and growing inequality. Addressing these challenges is more important than ever in the wake of the economic devastation wrought by COVID, and education is the key,” stated Lila Thomas, Chegg’s Director of Social Impact and Head of Chegg.org.

The survey relies on in-depth opinion polling by Yonder, previously generally known as Populus, of almost 17,000 undergraduate college students aged 18-21 years throughout 21 nations around the globe, together with 1,000 college students in India.

The Chegg.org “Global Student Survey” has been dubbed probably the most “comprehensive up-to-date survey” of the lives, hopes and fears of undergraduate college students all through the world in the age of COVID and past. It is meant to supply authoritative nationwide and world information that can assist answer essential questions impacting the youth, with its findings aimed toward serving to training professionals, policymakers and leaders.

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