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Making It Normal for ‘New’ Enrollments: Effect of Institutional and Pandemic Influence on Selecting an Engineering Institution Under the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation

Version 1 : Received: 25 March 2021 / Approved: 26 March 2021 / Online: 26 March 2021 (12:25:18 CET)

How to cite: Mahajan, P.; Patil, V. Making It Normal for ‘New’ Enrollments: Effect of Institutional and Pandemic Influence on Selecting an Engineering Institution Under the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation. Preprints 2021, 2021030664 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0664.v1). Mahajan, P.; Patil, V. Making It Normal for ‘New’ Enrollments: Effect of Institutional and Pandemic Influence on Selecting an Engineering Institution Under the COVID-19 Pandemic Situation. Preprints 2021, 2021030664 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0664.v1).

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Indian engineering institutions (EIs) to bring their previous half-shut shades completely down. Fetching new admissions to EI campuses during the pandemic has become a ‘now or never’ situation for EIs. During crisis situations, institutions have struggled to return to the normal track. The pandemic has drastically changed students’ behavior and family preferences due to mental stress and the emotional life attached to it. Consequently, it becomes a prerequisite, and emergencies need to examine the choice characteristics influencing the selection of EI during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this study is to critically examine institutional influence and pandemic influence due to COVID-19 that affects students’ choice about an engineering institution (EI) and consequently to explore relationships between institutional and pandemic influence. The findings of this quantitative research, conducted through a self-reported survey, have revealed that institutional and pandemic influence have governed EI choice under the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, pandemic influence is positively affected by institutional influence. The study demonstrated that EIs will have to reposition themselves to normalize pandemic influence by tuning institutional characteristics that regulate situational influence and new enrollments. It can be yardstick for policy makers to attract new enrollments under pandemic situations.

Subject Areas

Engineering education; choice characteristics; institutional influence; pandemic influence; suitability under the COVID-19 and COVID-19 pandemic situations

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