81.4% of students feel safe going back to school, over 70% rely on digital learning: Survey

After two years of remote, hybrid and socially-educated learning, students are now returning to classrooms. Despite the disruption, the pandemic has ushered in a new learning mechanism for students in India that will further strengthen itself.

Brainly, one of India’s leading online learning platforms, conducted a survey with middle and high school students to understand the generic sentiment of Indian students about returning to traditional classroom settings and what it means to them.

Despite the recent increase in cases, about 81.4% of students said they feel safe returning to school. While 67% were excited about returning to class, about 56.4% were happy about the opportunity to meet their friends and teachers.

But it is undeniable that online learning is now a reality for all and the newer education models that emerged during the pandemic will continue to exist.


Narasimha Jayakumar, Managing Director, India, Brainly “It is a great transition for students to return to classrooms after almost two years of downtime. Education in India has undergone a paradigm shift during the pandemic and there is a definite change in how Indian students learn to pursue.”

“While schools have resumed their operations, the real challenge lies in achieving academic rigor and motivation,” he said.

“Our research shows that sociability is the primary reason why most students choose to go back to school. It also proves that technology cannot replace friendship and social interactions, ”he added.


  • Aside from the general sentiment about going back to schools, the Brainly survey revealed that 27.1% of students chose Mathematics as their favorite subject, while 39.3% attributed it as the most challenging.
  • English emerged as the second most beloved subject with 26.7% votes, followed by science which stood at 24.3%.
  • Of the classroom activities that Indian students enjoy the most, 36.5% said they like giving presentations, while 23.4% spoke in favor of debates.
  • There was growing enthusiasm for extracurricular activities with 57.1% of students expressing their preference for it, while 49% of students chose sport as a favorite activity.


Due to the growing acceptance of technology in learning, 73.6% of the students surveyed confirmed that they use online homework platforms and 30.5% said that they use devices regularly. Online education enabled access to large reserves of information for students, which was not a possibility in the traditional environment.

“The value of online learning is starting to become clear to both students and parents. Due to the assurance and quality that edtech promises, there is a growing preference for hybrid learning models that will be preferred and become a norm for contemporary education, ”Jayakumar added.

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