Teachers across universities welcomed the Karnataka government’s decision to get rid of the four-year programme as they felt that universities were ill-prepared to implement it in the first place. A lack of teacher recruitment and adequate resources meant that most colleges had put off implementing it. However, they also said that with constant chopping and changing of policy, students, parents and teachers are in a state of constant uncertainty. The Karnataka government notification, issued on Wednesday, reversed changes introduced by the previous government, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Since the introduction of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, several BJP-run states were then keen to be the first to “implement” the policy despite it having multiple parts including ones requiring changes in central legislation and in the school education sector.  In August 2021, right after the second-wave of Covid-19, the ruling BJP-government in Karnataka declared itself the first state to implement NEP 2020.

Source-Bangalore University