10k Indian Voices
The biggest survey of Gen-Z in India
Key findings of the survey
93% of survey respondents said they thought about sustainability daily
Surveyed students said they have been negatively impacted by Covid-19, both in terms of their online learning experiences as well as their mental health.
“These ‘Gen-Z’ students are defined more uniquely and have more ways than ever to express their opinions,” said Lakshmi Iyer, Executive Director of Education at Acumen and the 10K Indian Voices survey lead. “They care about their academic and career prospects, but are now looking beyond their immediate surroundings to seek their place in the world.”
Insights from the 10K Indian Voices survey
The impact of the findings
The findings of this report have huge consequences for the higher education sector, business sector and the global economy. Adrian Mutton, Founder and CEO of Acumen said: “Representing around one-fifth of the entire world’s youth population, how Indian students make decisions about their education will profoundly dictate future global mobility. Universities should heed this paradigm shift in sentiment and develop strategies to meet these evolving student needs.”
Higher education institutions will need to start to focus on application-oriented practical learning rather than just theory and help students develop skills. It’s also crucial to include sustainable development goals in the curriculum and supplement existing learning models to address possible academic setbacks that occurred with online classes during the pandemic. The survey also suggested universities need to do more to prioritise the mental and emotional health of students and be vocal about it. A desire to gain practical skills that are directly applicable to the workplace has become a student priority.
With unique insight, expert analysis and the complete results of the 10K Indian Voices survey, the report is a huge source of information for universities, businesses and higher education institutions in India around the world.