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Students prefer digital universities: Survey

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Accenture's recent worldwide survey emphasises that the need for digital technology strongly manifests itself among students while choosing an university for higher education.

Students prefer digital universities: Survey

Almost all students spend most of their time of digital platforms, which has become indispensable for information and entertainment.

According to 85% of college bound students from India, Australia, Singapore, United States of America and the United Kingdom, who formed part of the survey sample, digital capabilities such as integration of technology into classrooms, virtual coursework and online classes are top determinants while choosing a university.

In case of India, 98% of the students evaluated the digital technology infrastructure of a University before securing admission.

In addition to giving priority to digital technologies, the survey results also show that 50% of Indian students obtained information about universities from college, while the multi country average stood at 32%.

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The survey also underlined that ‘cost of studying' often led them to reconsider or alter their preferred choice of university.

Although most universities abroad have better digital infrastructure than Indian institutions, the survey result revealed that Indians were happier with their university experience. While 92% Indian students rated their experience as ‘good' or ‘excellent', the score for Australia was significantly low at 82%.

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