NCC To Be Elective Subject In Colleges & Varsities

NCC Declared As An Elective Subject
HRD Minister M.M Pallam Raju who took part in the inauguration of an NCC Workshop in New Delhi made an announcement that NCC will be an elective subject in colleges and varsities from the upcoming academic year 2013-14 onwards.

Not all, but it shall be offered in some selected educational institutes, mainly in autonomous colleges, which will hold credit points, he said. Principals of autonomous colleges and its affiliated Universities Vice Chancellors, higher education secretaries of state government and UGC/MHRD officers and Defense team were also present at the gathering.


According to the Union Minister with NCC background must be given credit during the admission process by the Educational institutes as well as the professional colleges. The distraction among students in college campuses shall be countered y NCC and sports and also asked AICTE, UGC and CBSE for the consideration of the proposal, he said.

The bonding values of the students are expected to be enhanced by NCC. Students especially from rural areas value the uniform. NCC is not just some extra-curricular activity, but it is expected to nurture value in today's youth for the betterment of the society as well.

At present, there are almost 13 lakhs cadets who are registered with NCC, which is expected to increase for about 15 lakhs by the next two years. And in-order to put this effort into force, a new syllabus has been set for the largest youth organization of the country and this is under pressure from High academic courses restricting their students to participate in the NCC.

Moreover, the UGC sources revealed that the secretary of higher education also highlighted on the main streaming NCC with the current education system. In India there are about 400 autonomous colleges and 700 universities. The proposal of NCC is getting good response across the country.

Must know about NCC.
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is the Indian military cadet corps with its head Quarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis.The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.

Its main aim is:

  • To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizen.
  • To create a human resource of organised trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces and be always available for the service of the nation.

Students who are about to join their College in this academic year have an good opportunity to get into the field of NCC. Being a part of Indian Military Cadet Corps is just a dream of many students. Hence, make use of this opportunity. Remember Opportunities are to be made not to be waiting for.

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