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UGC advises universities to include NCC as elective course

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UGC advises universities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) recommended that university vice-chancellors attend the National Cadet Corps (NCC) training on an optional basis.

The decision to include the NCC as an optional course was made following a study conducted by the NCC Director General. This will be part of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) envisaged in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the UGC said.

UGC announced that it has received a letter from the NCC Executive Director describing the NCC training as a general elective course. To learn more about this, vice chancellors can contact state officials at NCC’s DTEs, the commission said.

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“Now that NEP 2020 has an ‘Option Based Credit System’ (CBCS) as a component, NCC has been introduced as a general elective credit course in universities and colleges with NCC to make it more popular. And thus benefit the student community registered with NCC, “it has been said.

As proposed by the NCC, students who register as NCC Cadets will immediately receive academic credit for NCC training in addition to the NCC “B” and “C” certificates. Official NCC cadets can also take advantage of employment incentives and benefits offered in various central and state government systems.

“The Rashtriya Uchha Sikhsha Abiyan (RUSA) state offices are encouraged to work with the respective state governments and facilitate the implementation of the NCC as a general elective credit course in state universities / colleges with NCC units,” the NCC said in proposal.

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