Karnataka becomes first State to implement NEP

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.

“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 in Karnataka thereby becoming the first State in the country to do so.

He said the broadband networking would be made available in every village for which he sought the assistance of technocrats and academics.

“The way you formulated the NEP, you have to help in making the digitisation policy happen,” Bommai said. Under the digitisation policy, degree-level students would be given an iPad, he said.

The Chief Minister further said a Primary and Secondary Education Council would be launched from the district headquarters town of Kalaburagi.

Bommai said there are about 180 R&D centres in Bengaluru but lamented the lack of any connect with students.