Karnataka has officially become the first state in the country to implement the National Education Policy (NEP-2020) with Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Education, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, who almost launched the policy on Monday.
Dharmendra Pradhan said that Karnataka has set an exemplary example for other states in the country to advance the implementation of NEP-2020.
Karnataka played a leadership role and became a laboratory in the implementation of NEP. India has around 310 million students in the community (level 1) and with 25 million new ones added each year, the real challenge is to make the benefits of NEP accessible to all of them. Pradhan noted that the success of the New Economic Policy would allow the creation of a new world order.
Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai launched the Admissions Unit under NEP-2020. He announced that a new student-centered digitization, research and development policy will be published and the Board of Primary and Secondary Education will be established with the aim of transforming and empowering the knowledge landscape in Karnataka.
Bommai said these policies and programs will take precedence in the next budget amid restrictions. He also advised the introduction of career guidance and character development at the secondary education level to achieve the goal of creating a just society.
He added that if implemented successfully, the new policy will free the education system from vertical silos, fragmentation and the closed shell structure of the teaching and learning process, and also announced that this year tablets will be delivered to those who join the first year degree courses.