Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, on August 23, virtually launched the Unified University & College Management System (UUCMS) under the National Education Policy 2020 in Karnataka making it India’s first state to launch the NEP 2020 officially. With the launch of the admission module, Karnataka is likely to begin the admission process for graduates under the policy.
Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai has announced the distribution of free tablet PCs to students enrolling this year under the NEP to encourage online learning, research and access. Dr Kasturirangan, the man who enabled the state to implement NEP, was felicitated at the occasion. CM Bommai lauded the efforts of Dr Kasturirangan in making it possible for Karnatak to be the first to implement the Policy.
The Education Minister, while addressing the occasion said, “Proud that Karnataka has taken a giant stride in transforming its education landscape by implementing NEP 2020. Karnataka is leading the way for all other states. NEP will allow students to study the subjects they are interested in.”
The CM said, “UUCMS will be used by private, government and aided colleges to register admission of students in a unified manner. NEP has officially come into force from today and we will ensure its implementation immediately.”
The UUCMS under NEP 2020 was launched on the day when the Government of Karanataka reopened classroom learning for the students of classes nine to 12.
The students can visit the UUCMS website https://uucms.karnataka.gov.in/ for any assistance or information about the policy or its impementation. Also, the state government has rolled out the NEP helpline 080-24486666.
Further, in order to expand higher education to the international level, Karnataka’s Education Department under Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan has inked a pact with Pennsylvania’s Montgomery Community College in the United States.