The National Cadet Corps (NCC) would now be considered a General Elective Credit Course (GECC) for undergraduate college students being run in educational institutes or colleges under North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU).
This is done in consonance with the National Education Policy (NEP 2020), NCC syllabus for B and C certificates has been designed as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) of National Education Policy 2020 which grants 24 credit points covering six semesters.
Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday announced the introduction of NCC as an elective subject in the undergraduate course for all the colleges of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) at a function held at Rajbhawan Shillong.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor Satya Pal Malik said that the implementation of the proposal to introduce NCC as an elective subject for Under Graduate studies is a positive move as it would benefit the students, being a scoring subject.
Life lessons learnt as a cadet will stay with the students for a lifetime and will help shape their development in all spheres, he added.
Attributing his success in public service to the training and values he received as an NCC, he lauded the efforts of the NCC and NEHU on the introduction of a new subject which will benefit students immensely.
Calling it a historical moment, Major General Ananta Bhuyan (Sena Medal) Additional DG, NCC, North East Directorate said,”…NCC so far has been considered as an extracurricular activity in the colleges, it was felt why not make it as an elective subject which will benefit the cadets immensely , so accordingly the DG NCC had approach the UGC with the same proposal and the UGC accepted the proposal and subsequently advised to all the vice chancellors PAN India to consider NCC as an elective subject.”
He further informed that in Meghalaya, there are 38 colleges under NEHU where the NCC is imparted as training and they thereby approached the authorities and a core team was formed following which it was announced in the academic council and the vice chancellor NEHU accepted the proposal.
“…So now NCC will be a part of the choice based training system under National Education Policy 2020 which will grant the students 24 credit points over a period of six semesters or three years,” Major General Ananta Bhuyan added.
He further calls it a holistic and skill oriented approach.
Vice Chancellor of NEHU, Prof. Sri Krishna Srivastava too spoke on the occasion.