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52% of students want to opt for tech as career: Report

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New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) As India recently celebrated the National Technology Day on May 11, a new survey released on Wednesday indicates that 52 per cent of Indian students are interested in building a career in technology.

According to the online learning platform Brainly, an overwhelming majority of students (72 per cent) said that tech-based subjects such as product engineering, data analytics and coding should be a part of the school curriculum.

Another 47 per cent of students decisively said that studying technologies has become critical irrespective of anyone’s stream.

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“Technology can be learned the best if it is taught with real-world examples in a fun-learning manner. It’s good to see that so many students in India have developed a keen interest in learning technological concepts,” Rajesh Bysani, Chief Product Officer, Brainly, said in a statement.

“Students are heading towards a digital future and must be provided with a favorable environment to explore technology. Hence, it is important to encourage them to follow a skill-oriented learning approach,” he added.

More than half of the students (54 per cent) said that they had enrolled themselves in tech-related courses during the lockdown, the survey indicates, which included over 1,500 participants.

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Brainly has a community of more than 350 million students, parents and teachers who drive collaborative learning.

While the platform has more than 55 million users from India, a large portion of its user base is also spread across the US, Russia, Indonesia, Brazil and Poland among others.

–IANS

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