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Almost all states, including reluctant ones, implementing NEP: Union Edn. Minister

Dharmendra PradhanNEW DELHI: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said that almost all states are implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. He mentioned that even seemingly hesitant states are, in fact, adopting the policy, albeit using different terminology.

“I am happy. Let them be satisfied with using different terminology. But, with full responsibility I can say almost all states are implementing National Education Policy 2020 which is a very philosophical and historical document,” he said at IIT-Hyderabad after inaugurating IInvenTiv 2024, described as the country’s largest R&D Innovation Fair from Higher Education Institutions.

“Pleased to inaugurate #IinvenTiv2024 at IIT Hyderabad. Glad that in the second edition, we have enlarged the scope of this innovation showcase and have taken this event beyond IITs,” Pradhan said.

“With such extensive participation from HEIs and industry, #IinvenTiv is poised to become an iconic brand in the technology, innovation and entrepreneurship sector,” he said.

Asked about the government’s plans to extend the scale and quality of R&D of IITs and other premier institutions to tier-2 and tier-3 cities and institutions there, Pradhan said, “it is a wrong notion (that) IITs are (the) only quality institutions”.

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