Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 11
Following the University Grants Commission (UGC) permitting students to take up National Cadet Corps (NCC) as an elective subject in colleges, the regional NCC Directorate has began the method for implementing the brand new coverage from the forthcoming educational session.
The introduction of the subject is anticipated to benefit almost 4.9 lakh students in 483 establishments situated in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh, together with these from border areas, the place further cadet energy has been authorised as a part of the general Border Areas Expansion Plan.
“The underlying concept behind the transfer is to encourage students of academic establishments to be a part of NCC and instil in them self-discipline, camaraderie and patriotism,” Major General JS Sandhu, Additional Director-General, Punjab, Haryana Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh NCC Directorate mentioned right here on Friday.
Guidelines issued by UGC to Vice-Chancellors of all universities in April 2021 state that NCC is to be thought of a General Elective Credit Course (GECC) in response to the proposal that had been mooted by the Directorate General NCC.
The syllabus for NCC ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificates is designed as per the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) of the National Education Policy – 2020, which grants 24 credit score factors masking six semesters.
The transfer agrees with this coverage the place students can choose their selection of topics, relatively than being confined to solely these being provided by the establishments.
Core groups have been created by the directorate with a devoted officer at Chandigarh to be certain that the coverage is applied inside a practical time-frame.
Most universities in the area have already expressed their willingness to implement the UGC tips.