Published on: October 15, 2023
State Education Policy
Why in news? Karnataka Government Sets Up Committee To Formulate State Education Policy
- Karnataka was the first state to implement the National Education Policy in 2021 in the country.
- Tamil Nadu and Kerala have already scrapped the National education policy
About Karnataka State Education Policy
- The committee will function under the chairmanship of Prof Sukhdev Thorat, an eminent educationist, economist, professor, writer and former chairman of UGC.
- Members: A 15-member committee along with a separate group of eight subject experts/advisors
- Administrative / secretariat assistance are provided from the Department of State Educational Research and Training (DSERT) and Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHEC), Bengaluru
- The Department of School Education & Literacy and Department of Higher Education will appoint nodal officers for other necessary arrangements for the commission covering its meetings, travel, boarding and lodging of the members.
- The commission will submit the interim report at first and the final report by February end. KSEP will be implemented by 2024-25.
What are the aims of the commission ?
- The commission will be responsible for introducing measures to achieve a higher enrolment in the schools and higher education with improved quality.
- It will also work towards meeting the prime goals of education effectively i.e., imparting scientific knowledge to the students, to inculcate democratic values, give skill and professional education to enhance employability and giving moral education to build good citizenship among the students.
Why Karnataka rejected NEP?
- Karnataka government believed that the NEP was made without asking states for opinion
- State government rejected a uniform policy in a diverse, plural country
- Education being in concurrent list, centre cannot impose their rules on states.