Tribune News Service
Rohtak, May 4
Here is some good news for students, who are fascinated by the defence services and join the NCC to be part of a uniformed force to contribute in nation-building. The cadets of the universities and technical institutions can now study NCC as a subject.
The NCC, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh (PHHP&C) Directorate has allowed its cadets to choose NCC as an elective subject under the choice-based credit system.
“The underlying idea behind the move is to motivate students of educational institutions in the domain states to join the NCC to nurture discipline and instil among them patriotism,” said Major General JS Sandhu, Additional Director-General, NCC (PHHP&C Directorate).
The initiative, which is planned to be implemented with effect from the forthcoming academic session, is likely to benefit nearly 37,000 students in 12 universities of Haryana.
The venture is based on the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on April 15, 2021, for making CBCS an integral part of the education system as per the proposal mooted by the Directorate General, National Cadet Corps, New Delhi.
“This will offer a major advantage to the cadets, especially those appearing in ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate examinations after the stipulated training period of two to five years. These certificates offer several privileges, ranging from reservation in admissions to institutions of higher learning and getting jobs in government organisations as well as the private sector,” said an official statement.
“The move has far-reaching ramifications and is in consonance with the National Education Policy-2020, wherein students can select subjects of their choice, rather than being confined to only those being offered by the institutions. It aims to make learning more holistic
and skill-oriented, eventually facilitating career prospects. On successful completion of the course, the students are awarded credit points that will enable them qualify for their respective degrees,” it stated.
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