A milestone for NCC Directorate Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh, NCC as General Elective Credit Course has been incorporated under the Choice Based Credit System in all constituent colleges of the University of Ladakh after it got a final go-ahead of the Vice-Chancellor Chewang Phunchok. The notification on the subject, issued by the University of Ladakh last week, is based on the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission.
The present initiative is the outcome of series of meetings held between the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ladakh and officials of NCC Directorate Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh, Srinagar NCC Group Commander, and CO & Administrative Officer of Leh NCC Battalion. As had been earlier informed that NCC as a Credit Course is designed with an intent to transform NCC training into a curricular activity from an extracurricular activity, thereby providing academic credits to students undergoing NCC training.
The syllabus of NCC adopted by the University of Ladakh for Senior Division will be covered in 300 periods over three-year duration with six semesters plus two camps of 10 days each. The move aligns with the National Education Policy 2020 where students can select their choice of subjects rather than being confined to only those being offered by the institutions. This makes learning holistic and skill-oriented. On the successful completion of the course, students are awarded credit points which will enable them to qualify for their respective degrees.
It is pertinent to mention that in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, the Central University of Jammu and the University of Kashmir have already incorporated NCC as General Elective Credit Course under the Choice Based Credit System in their curriculum. Maj Gen Ranjan Mahajan, SM, Additional Director General, NCC Directorate JK&L has expressed his gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ladakh for his visionary step towards getting the crucial ssue through and thus enabling the youth of Ladakh to benefit from this great initiative.
ADG OF MAHARASHTRA NCC MEETS MUMBAI UNIVERSITY VC TO DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF NCC STUDIES AS AN ELECTIVE SUBJECT
Maj Gen Y.P. Khanduri, ADG NCC Maharashtra met Prof Suhas Pednekar, Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University to discuss the modalities of implementing ‘NCC Studies’ by all colleges having NCC units as an optional subject facilitating credits to NCC cadets in the degree college. During the meeting, the members further explored the next phase of incorporating ‘NCC studies’ as a General Elective that could be opted by the students thereby bettering their career prospects to join the Armed & paramilitary forces.
This was the third in the series of meetings by Maj Gen Y.P. Khanduri in facilitating the implementation of NCC as an elective subject, with earlier meetings with Sunil Kedar, the Youth Affairs Minister in Government of Maharashtra and B.S. Koshiyari, Governor of Maharashtra , who is also the Chancellor of the Universities of Maharashtra. This will enable 66 colleges to adopt NCC as an elective subject.
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