The Karnataka government has taken an official decision to
implement the National Education Policy (NEP-2020). With this, Karnataka
becomes the first state in India to implement the NEP. Karnataka Education
Minister Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana said that the National Education Policy will
be implemented in a manner that it reaches all colleges and universities in the

India’s new National Education Policy comprises several frameworks
to overhaul the country’s educational apparatus and curriculum. It also includes
some landmark initiatives.

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The Karnataka government further announced that the state is
going to release the research and development policy in the upcoming months
whose ultimate target will be to improve the quality of research and research
practices in the state.

On Monday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai flagged off
admissions under the National Education Policy in undergraduate colleges across
Karnataka. The CM also announced a new digitisation policy, which aims to
provide internet connections to the remotest parts of the state.

Addressing the virtual programme on National Education Policy
organised by the social media cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),
Karnataka Education Minister Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana said, “We are making
efforts in the direction of clearing the doubts and confusions raised by the
stakeholders and people of different sections of society over the
implementation of the National Education Policy in the state.”

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Apart from the Minister of State for Education, Kumar Nayak, the
Extraordinary Secretary for Higher Education, the deputy chairperson of
Timmamegowda, the higher education council, and other senior officials were
present at the meeting.

Following Karnataka’s announcement on implementing the NEP,
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that Karnataka has set an example for
the country which other states would do well to follow regarding the launching
of the National Education Policy.

If implemented effectively, the new policy will free the
education system from standing silos, room divisions and closed jacket
structure for the learning and teaching process.