Karnataka becomes first state to launch National Education Policy 2020

The Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai on Monday said the State would launch a policy of digitisation and research and development that could help implement the new National Education Policy (NEP) , which aims at bringing fundamental changes in the education system. Karnataka is going to be the first state to launch the NEP 2020.

“If we want NEP to succeed, we must make it reach every child across the State. Digitisation is important to education for which we will bring a new digitisation policy,” he said at the launch of the NEP. The Chief Minister said the broadband networking would be made available in every village for which he sought the assistance of technocrats and academics and remarked that universities play a critical role in implementing the R&D policy and that he wants all Kannadigas to be knowledgeable. He praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing major improvements in education through the NEP. Under the digitisation policy, degree-level students would be given an iPad, he said. Minister for Higher Education Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana said that the state government has decided to implement National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. It will be implemented through a planned strategy in which every college will be reached through universities.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is launching various programmes under the implementation of NEP. Implementation of NEP 2020 will include some landmark initiatives like the revision of the entire course structure and curriculum in the colleges and multiple programmes will be offered to the students.