'Karnataka will implement NEP from August': Minister Suresh Kumar

Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS): Karnataka will implement the new National Education Policy (NEP) from August after merging a draft state policy with it, a minister said on Friday.

"In two weeks' time, the NEP and a state policy would be merged to bring out a separate policy for Karnataka," said Primary and Secondary Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar.

Kumar revealed these plans in a video conference he had with NEP draft committee chairman Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan.

He said the state will be at the forefront in implementing the policy systematically and observed that NEP is a complete policy.

The Karnataka government has already passed a resolution accepting the Central government's National Education Policy and held a meeting on how to implement it.

"A resolution was passed accepting the NEP," said Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education, C.N. Ashwath Narayan.

He held a meeting with the members of the ‘Task Force on the Implementation of NEP 2020'.

According to the minister, the task force will present a plan of action on August 16 and a detailed plan of action on August 20.

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the NEP 2020, making way for large-scale, transformational reforms in school and higher education sectors.

As the first education policy of the millennium, it will replace the 34-year-old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986.

On Friday, Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa and Narayan met Kasturirangan and honoured him.

"Visited and congratulated Kasturirangan, chairman of the committee on NEP 2020, in the presence of Yediyurappa. NEP is set to transform our nation's education sector for which all of us are grateful to Kasturirangan and his team," said Narayan.

Kasturirangan was former chairman of the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and also a former Rajya Sabha member and held several other important positions across the country.





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  • Santosh Bennet VAS, / MANGALORE

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Sirjee, arame se... in your hurry to please your bosses in Delhi, no need to rush thru such a vital Policy, we are in Covid times, no guarantee if at all the educational institutions will open this academic year, and even if, it will be a truncated affair.

    You will need to take on board all stake holders before formulating any policy, remember this entails the future of our next generation. The center has still kept options open for Kendriya Vidyalayas & CBSE schools. Like with all other policies of BJP done without consultation/ discussions, this too may have several U turns and addendums.

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  • Vivian DSouza, Coove post via Magundi 577160

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    It is very difficult to introduce new education policy all of a sudden It takes at least two years to prepare teachers Since 2003 our govermentwas not able to shift Eighth standard from high school to Highere primary , Even they were not able to combine 9,10 11and 12th standard.and merge SSLC and puc board Theoretically it is possible Practical difficulties are there
    Vivian Coove

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    karnataka state is worst in terms of corruption among all the five states of south India.

    These worthless BJP ministers are trying to please their teamaker master by implementing the policy straightaway without even thinking of the pros and cons of the same.

    Good for the monkeys of this state who elected this third rated bacchali Janara party govt.

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  • Calida, Dakshina Kannada

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Without proper discussion implementation is stupidity. Suddenly changing the language of instruction is nothing but stupidity.

    Once a child reaches 8th grade he/she will find it difficult to cope up in English language. This concept can't be implemented just like that. One has to see the pros and cons and decide what is best for the child. Just because of some policy you can't put today's generation future on stake. We need a collective approach on education. Overall development of a child must receive importance.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    First see to it that schools open. Then think of the syllabus and do not try to change the syllabus to impress people.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Don't know why these Karnataka ministers always want to rush things - implementation of of such a broad based education policy must be discussed and co-ordinated with all stakeholders - it the future of our children in the hands of these politicians, many of whom have vested interests in educational institutions.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Our Children will not our children to wear Saffron Color Uniform ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Our Children will never wear a Saffron Uniform to School ...

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    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    In a major organisational exercise, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s son B Y Vijayendra is now one among the party’s 10 vice-presidents.
    Congress messed up by dynasty politics and now we want to educate our politicians before we speak about education policy. When fake certificate holders rule the subjects prefer promotion without exams. Pass Certificates available in the market.

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  • Kiran Poojary, Bengaluru/Mangaluru

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Please retain our existing Karnataka Education Policy (KEP) which is one of the best in the world. Diamond Merchants, Tax Evaders, Bank cheaters doesn't understand education.

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