Karnataka became the first state in the country to implement the National Education Policy 2020 with Union minister for education Dharmendra Pradhan and chief minister Basavaraja Bommai virtually launching the university and college admission module as per the new policy on Monday Pradhan said that the state has set an ideal example to other states in implementation of the NEP-2020 and has become a laboratory in implementation of the policy. “India has a huge number of about 310 million who belong to the student community and with 25 million being newly added every year, the real challenge lies in reaching the benefits of NEP to all these. The success of NEP will enable creating a new global order,” said Pradhan.
To mark this occasion, Bommai, who launched the admission module, announced that a new digitalisation and research and development policy focusing on students will be rolled out and a primary and secondary education council will be established with the objective of transforming and empowering the knowledge landscape of Karnataka. Saying that these policies and programs will be given due preference in the coming budget amidst constraints, he advised to introduce career guidance and personality development in the secondary education level to realise the goal of creating an equitable society.