NEP Implementation: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Holds Meeting With Officials, Minister

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In a major initiative, Karnataka became the first state in the country to have rolled out the National Education Policy 2020 in higher education institutes in the academic year 2020-21.

Reportedly, on Monday officials from the higher education and Information Technology, Biotechnology department met with Assam’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Some of the important stalwarts at the meeting were  Prashanth Prakash, Chairperson, State Vision Group for Startups, Pradeep P, Commissioner, Dept of Collegiate and Technical Education and, Meena Nagaraj C.N., Director, Dept of Electronics, IT/BT.

According to the office of Dr. C.N.Ashwath Narayana, Minister for Higher Education, IT/BT and S&T, GoK who was on an official visit to Guwhati, the minister met CM Sarma and apprised him about National Educational Policy (NEP-2020) implementation in Karnataka and a video presentation was also made.

Narayana also offered Karnataka’s Agrotech startups capabilities to introduce technology in the Agriculture sector in Assam.

During the meeting between the two ministers, Sarma asked several questions regarding the matter and Narayana highlighted the doubts that emerged, questions that cropped up.

According to sources, a myriad of doubts were cleared regarding NEP that well included core subjects, open electives, multi-entry multi-exit option, aligning curriculum with the national skill qualification framework, official online courses, among others.

Narayana said , “With 1.5 lakh Assamese residing in Bengaluru alone, the city is becoming a home away from home for those youth who take Karnataka as an education and employment destination.I welcome the students to “benefit from the robust higher education system of the state (Karanataka).”