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Karnataka Implements NEP 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: From Multidisciplinary Courses to New Curriculum, Check key Initiatives

Karnataka NEP 2020 Launch HIGHLIGHTS: Offering credits for the online courses to offering a unique combination of subjects as per choice, to new curriculum - here's how Karanataka's college education is set to change.

News18.com | August 23, 2021, 20:01 IST

Karnataka NEP 2020 Launch HIGHLIGHTS: The Karnataka government has become the first state to launch the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Several programmes including revising the curriculum for colleges to the flexibility of offering multiple programmes are among some of the key initiatives to be offered to students who would be taking admissions from the coming academic sessions.

The programmes are being launched by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan through a virtual press conference in Bengaluru who said Karnataka has become a role model for other states. He also highlighted challenges in implementing NEP and said, “I am confident looking into Karnataka’s intellectual capacity, it will come out as No1 state,”

Students enrolling in diploma programs will get to study abroad in a unique exchange program after the launch. Most exchange programmes are available at the degree level, it is one of the first times when the same is offered at diploma level. New admissions guidelines will also be released today. A revised curriculum, along the lines of NEP 2020, will be introduced by the first week of October.

Aug 23, 2021 20:01 (IST)

3 to 23-year-old students to benefit from NEP 2020

The generation that is in the age group of 3 to 23 today will reap the benefits of NEP 2020. It will help shape India’s destiny in the future, however, the challenge before us is to include India’s growing population under the ambit of policy as early as possible, said Pradhan

Aug 23, 2021 19:52 (IST)

Education Minister at the launch of NEP 2020 in Karnataka 

"Karnataka has taken lead to establish itself as the 1st state in India to implement the visionary NEP 2020," says Edu Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Inauguration of NEP Implementation in Karnataka with Shri @BSBommai and Shri. @drashwathcn. #NEPKarnataka https://t.co/vhnfs49i9q

— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) August 23, 2021
Aug 23, 2021 18:51 (IST)

NEP implementation plan by the Department of School Education and Literacy

The Department of School Education and Literacy has prepared a NEP implementation plan called SARTHAQ. According to the department, it has implemented 62 initiatives in a year including NIPUN Bharat Mission on foundational literacy and numeracy, aligning of the Samagra Shiksha scheme with the NEP 2020, Vidya Pravesh - a three months school preparation module, blue print of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR), capacity building of secondary teachers under NISHTHA, assessment reforms, digital content on DIKSHA, etc.

Aug 23, 2021 18:22 (IST)

Accessibility booklet developed by NCERT to be launched

Union Education Minister along with Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Virender Kumar will also launch, ‘Priya’- Accessibility booklet developed by NCERT. This will be launched for ingraining the concept and significance of accessibility in children right from their formative years itself as a move towards inclusive education.

Aug 23, 2021 18:04 (IST)

Booklet on one-year achievements of NEP implementation

In order to commemorate one year of the implementation of NEP 2020, the Education Ministry has prepared a booklet on one-year achievements of the NEP Implementation, which will be launched virtually by the Education Minister tomorrow, August 24. 

Aug 23, 2021 17:50 (IST)

Education Minister to launch major initiatives on NEP 2020 

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch initiatives such as NIPUN Bharat FLN tools and resources on DIKSHA to assist and mentor teachers for implementing NIPUN Bharat as well as the Virtual School of NIOS for providing advanced digital learning platforms through virtual live classrooms and virtual labs. An alternate academic calendar 2021-22 of NCERT containing a week-wise plan of interesting and challenging activities, with reference to learning outcomes, themes, and chapters taken from the syllabus or textbook will also be launched.

Aug 23, 2021 14:42 (IST)

Awareness Camps for NEP 2020

The state govt is planning to launch multiple drives to spread awareness around the NEP. There will be college-level weekly orientation programs for prospective students and parents. The state government will also conduct live YouTube sessions, phone-ins and talks

Aug 23, 2021 14:33 (IST)

Online courses to be part of degree programme

For students taking admissions this year, as many as 40% of subject credits will be authorised for online courses. This means students can get credit for a relevant online course they pursue. The state has also implemented Learning Management System (LMS) under which there will be smart classrooms that are internet enabled.

Aug 23, 2021 14:33 (IST)

Karnataka College Admissions Begin

With the launch of NEP 2020, the colleges will also start the admission process from today itself. Officials announce that the academic year for colleges will start from October 1 this year under NEP 2020 and therefore, admissions will begin from August 23. 

Aug 23, 2021 13:45 (IST)

Karnataka to launch an R&D Policy

Karnataka will soon launch research and development policy to boost research and quality research practices in the state. This was announced during a live address at the launch of NEP implementation.Karnataka has become the first state to have implenented NEP.

Aug 23, 2021 13:09 (IST)

Karnataka has become the first laboratory for experiments of NEP: Pradhan

Addressing the gathering, Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan said that the state of Karnataka has become the first laboratory for experiments of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Other states, said the minister, will take the example of Karnataka and evolve themselves too.

Aug 23, 2021 13:05 (IST)

Top Indian colleges to have campuses abroad

Not just Indian students studying abroad, but also NEP suggests more enrolment of foreign students to study in India. From IITs to IIMs to the University of Delhi (DU) - top Indian universities will soon have foreign campuses. This is part of the Narendra Modi government’s plan of internationalizing Indian colleges. In the first section only selected institutes will be allowed to open offshore campuses. This will be shortlisted based on the category of institutes,  academic history, batch size and courses. The government is expected to release detailed guidelines and a list of institutes which will be allowed to open an international campus in the coming weeks... read more

Aug 23, 2021 13:01 (IST)

62 Students to Study in India & US simultaneously

As many as 62 students will be selected for the special collaboration foreign exchange programme. these students will study in India and in the USA simultaneously. Their education will be funded by the government of Karnataka. This is as per suggestions of NEP.

Aug 23, 2021 12:58 (IST)

Sports to be integrated with academia

Not just education, the NEP 2020 also lays emphasis on sports education. Sports will soon be part of the curriculum of Indian schools. Not only will there be hiring for sports teachers with good remunerations, but also the students will be trained by professional athletes. Based on their merit, the government plans to pick kids out of school and help them train for internal athletics events such as the Olympics while still continuing the traditional education. These are among suggestions for the integration of sports with academics, under NEP 2020..read more

Aug 23, 2021 12:55 (IST)

IIIT Sri City to launch new curriculum

Karnataka has taken the first step but the rest of the states and many colleges at their individual level are also considering implementing changes as recommended under NEP. on August 25, IIIT Sri City will launch an outcome-based curriculum as suggested by NEP.

Aug 23, 2021 12:38 (IST)

NEP Allows 4-year Degree Courses

Under NEP students can study not only multiple streams but also allows them to take deeper dive into any subject of choice and have expertise in the field. This is offered under four-year undergraduate degrees including BA, BCom etc which are now three-year degrees. Students can further take one-year course to obtain a master's.

Aug 23, 2021 12:31 (IST)

Multiple entry, exit options in NEP can be harmful, says a teacher

Multiple entry and exit options available under NEP 2020 can prove to be detrimental for students, claims a teacher. Citing the example of a Dalit student she said, "The current system does not give the student that choice and therefore the person pursuing the degree has no option but to complete the entire course. This may be a tedious activity but eventually ensures that the student gets a degree and has chances of having a bright future." Taking away this might mean students from underprivileged backgrounds will not be able to go beyond certification or diplomas...read more

Aug 23, 2021 12:24 (IST)

Schools reopen in Karnataka

Karnataka high school and pre-university colleges have reopened physical classes from Monday, August 23. After a gap of nearly 18 months the schools are finally all set to open for the children. Schools have also been directed to set aside an hour daily for sports and teachers are told to record the health status of each student. Some schools have limited their physical classes to two days a week initially, other days classes will be held online

Aug 23, 2021 12:15 (IST)

Diploma Students to be allowed to Study Abroad

Under the NEP being implemented, students who will take admission in diploma programmes will be eligible for certain parts of their course in a foreign country. This is being done to increase the employability of such programmes. Unique exchange programmes will be launched between Indian and international colleges.

Aug 23, 2021 12:11 (IST)

Pradhan joins NEP 2020 launch

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan joins the virtual launch of the implementation of NEP 2020 in Karanataka.

Aug 23, 2021 12:09 (IST)

Multidisciplinary admissions allowed

College students taking admission from this academic year onwards will have the freedom to study inter-disciplinary courses for their degree programmes after the launch. This implies a student can opt for subjects as diverse as biology and history if those are his or her interests.

Aug 23, 2021 12:03 (IST)

Karnataka becomes the first state to implement NEP 

Karnataka becomes the first state to implement National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Multiple programmes from the flexibility of choosing subjects of choice, opting for varied courses across disciplines, and new admission policies, among few initiatives to be launched.

Karnataka Implements NEP 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: From Multidisciplinary Courses to New Curriculum, Check key Initiatives
Karnataka to become first state to launch NEP 2020 (Representational)

Karnataka NEP 2020 Launch HIGHLIGHTS: Meanwhile, policy directives related to pre-primary and primary education will be introduced later. This includes adding mother tongue as a medium of education up to class five and changes in the way board exams are held. For this, proper infrastructure will be developed at a later stage.

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