The University Grants Commission (UGC) has once again asked Universities to take appropriate steps for inclusion of NCC as an elective subject.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, as part of discussion in the JSR&D Conference held on July 30, 2015 had decided to implement NGC as an elective subject. However, it did not get implemented in the desired manner due to various factors.
As the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has "Choice Based Credit System" (CBCS) as its component, it has been felt that NCC should be introduced as General Elective Credit Course in universities and colleges having NCC to make it more popular. An in-depth study has been carried out by DGNCC to have NCC as a General Elective Credit Course as per NEP 2020 under the 'Choice Based Credit System'.
Here’s the detailed proposal of the NCC:
-NCC has developed NCC General Elective Credit Course design that is uniform and universally implementable. This is in conformity with UGC policy on CBCS. The proposed model align with NEP 2020, thereby strengthening NCC training.
- The Credit Course to be introduced in all universities and autonomous colleges across India which are currently having NCC Troops/companies as allotted by Headquarters DGNCC, including private colleges which have been allotted NCC under Fully Self -Financed Scheme (FSFS). This will ensure that Credit Course do not exceed the current capacity of NCC to provide trainers and training infrastructure. This will also ensure smooth transition from present system to Credit Course System.
-All students who enrol as NCC cadets will immensely benefit by obtaining academic credit for NCC training in addition to acquiring valuable NCC 'B' and 'C' certificates.
- More students as cadets will be able to avail employment incentives and benefits offered under various Central and State Govt Schemes to NCC cadets.