Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Home » Karnataka » Karnataka first State to implement new national education policy in India: CM Bommai


Karnataka first State to implement new national education policy in India: CM Bommai

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

File photo of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai (Photo Credit: PTI)

Bengaluru: 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. 

ALSO READ: 15 Luxury Cars Seized In Karnataka’s Capital

“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.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. (Source: Facebook)

“There are over 180 R&D centres in Bengaluru related to every sector but what is the connect between the students and the R&D centres? I want a synergy between students and the R&D centres,” he said.

“We will have a new R&D policy. If not in Karnataka where else can this policy be formulated? This (R&D policy) is as important as the NEP,” the Chief Minister said.

Bommai said the R&D policy would reach every village, school and university.

Stating that the universities have a pivotal role in implementing the R&D policy, the Chief Minister said he wanted every Kannadiga to be knowledgeable.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for aiming to bring fundamental changes in education through NEP.

ALSO READ: Full State Honours For Last Rites Of Kalyan Singh; Yogi Adityanath, Rajnath Singh Pay Respects

“Many people have ruled the country but only a few dared to make fundamental changes in the system, which could make the nation a world leader. NEP shows the foresightedness of our Prime Minister to liberate the education system from silos,” Bommai said 

The Chief Minister said the existing education system drags a child into the push and pull of life and never allows to explore his or her talent in painting, singing, athletics and other areas.

“But the NEP liberates from the structural policy,” Bommai said.

Conceding that the implementation of the NEP would be a challenge as bringing in new changes has always been difficult, Bommai said he was optimistic that NEP would be successfully implemented in Karnataka.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who attended the event virtually, hailed Karnataka for setting an example for other States to follow.

He said the NEP is meant for the age group of three to 23.

Former ISRO chairman Dr K Kasturirangan, who headed the National Committee for the Education Policy that formulated the NEP-2020, Karnataka Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan and Primary and Secondary Education Minister B C Nagesh too spoke on the occasion.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Read Full Article



A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book was sold at auction for a record USD 3.36 million. The artwork is...


Harry's private security team in the US doesn't have adequate jurisdiction abroad or access to UK intelligence information.


South superstar Vijay Sethupathi celebrates his birthday today. The actor is often referred to as ‘Makkal Selvan’ or ‘People’s Treasure’. The actor turns 44...


Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu was inducted into the Manipur Police on Saturday. The 27-year-old was awarded the job last year in honour...


Apart from political heavyweights, Congress has picked up new entrants like Malvika Sood, the sister of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, and famous Punjabi rapper...

You May Also Like


Aafia Siddiqui, also known as "Lady al-Qaida" is a Pakistani national who was convicted in 2010 by a New York City Federal Court of...


Interview with Professor Gregory Stanton, founding president and chairman of Genocide Watch.


The fire burnt the 144 years old club which was build for military officers during the British rule in India.


Dr Pratit Samdani also said that there is a need for people to pray for her recovery.