Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News December 17 Highlights: The Karnataka government Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the British Council involving collaboration on leadership development in higher education institutions.
According to CM Yediyurappa, the partnership is a first-of-its-kind in the sector. “India relation with the UK spans across several sectors of cooperation including trade and commerce, education, science & technology, defence and culture. UK has been a very important Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) partner for Karnataka and 38 per cent of UK investment into India in 2017-18 came into Karnataka,” he noted.
Meanwhile, Deputy CM C N Ashwathnarayan claimed Karnataka is in the forefront of implementing National Education Policy (NEP) while the country is poised for “big change” in education. “NEP is serving as a transformation opportunity. Karnataka state’s collaboration with the UK’s higher education institutions through the British Council is happening at an opportune time. Planned initiatives through this collaboration will immensely benefit the stakeholders of higher education,” he said.