Just days after the Universities Grants Commission (UGC) issued an advisory to the vice-chancellors of all universities to include NCC training as General Elective Credit Course, NCC Additional Director General for Northeast Region Major General Ananta Bhuyan has termed the development “path breaking”.
“The path breaking move, hailed unanimously as being futuristic, will immensely benefit the cadets including those from border areas where additional cadet strength has been authorised as part of the overall Border Areas Expansion Plan,” Major General Ananta Bhuyan said in a statement.
Major General Ananta Bhuyan said: “This will offer a major advantage to the cadets especially those appearing in B and C Certificate examinations which is awarded after stipulated training period of two to five years.”
The UGC on April 15, 2021 had directed the vice chancellors to contact the State Officers of NCC Directorates for further information on the subject matter.
“In addition to NCC Cadets regular non-cadet students can also opt for NCC as an elective subject. The move has far reaching ramifications and is in consonance with the NEP 2020 wherein students can select their choice of subjects rather than being confined to only those being offered by the institutions,” said Major General Ananta Bhuyan.
“The NCC syllabus for B and C Certificates is designed as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) of NEP 2020 which grants twenty-four credit points covering six semesters out of which a student can accrue four credits in the first two semesters and ten credits in the third and fourth semester and similarly ten credits in the fifth and sixth semester,” added Major General Bhuyan.