Computer skills, in general, are increasingly being used in education and many are being taught online.
Computer skills are increasingly used in the workplace, where a large number of employers are using them in online learning programs to improve their employees’ skills and skills of others.
In India, where the country is considered to be among the most computer-savvy countries, it is estimated that around 70 per cent of people who have studied computer skills in the past three years have had the opportunity to do so through online learning, according to a survey by the National Council for Applied Research.
According to the survey, an average of 1.5 lakh people aged between 15 and 64 completed a bachelor’s degree in computer skills, and of these, about 12 per cent had completed a computer science degree.
The data was collected by the NCAAR, a non-profit research organisation based in Ahmedabad.
A total of 8.9 lakh people, or 70 per a percentage of the total population, completed bachelor’s degrees in computer science and mathematics, which were also conducted by the study.
In addition, about 4 lakh people had completed degrees in software engineering, accounting and business administration.
According the NCSAR survey, around 40 per cent students in the education sector were proficient in computer software.
A quarter of the respondents were in the middle class, while the remaining one per cent were in low-income groups.
The survey found that only 6 per cent respondents had computer skills related to financial transactions.
The average salary of a student in the Bachelor’s program was Rs 6,000.
The respondents also were asked about their attitudes towards learning computer software through the online learning.
Of the respondents, about 22 per cent said that they were confident that they could do it, while another 21 per cent believed that they would not be able to.
In the survey conducted between January 1 and May 30, 2016, a total of 4,091 students completed computer skills courses.
In the next six months, 5,051 students participated in the computer training, including 2,527 students who were trained through online programs.
Among the remaining 2,200 students, about 18 per cent participated in online programs, and 5 per cent completed courses on the campus.