Lucknow, 10th June 2021: National Cadet Corps (NCC) will now be included as an optional subject in the state universities and degree colleges of Uttar Pradesh. Students could choose NCC separately along with regular studies, and its certificate would get weightage in various competitive exams. Its marks will also be included in their result. A committee of six members has been constituted under the chairmanship of Dr. Amit Bhardwaj, Director, Higher Education Department.

Lt Col Ashok Mor, NCC officer of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Col AK Singh of NCC Directorate, Professor Praveen Prakash of BHU’s Department of Agricultural Sciences, Zoology of Agra College are the members of this committee constituted by the Department of Higher Education and NCC officer of the department, Flying Lieutenant Dr. VK Singh and NCC officer of Lucknow University, Captain Kiran Lata Dangwal are also included.

Preparations are being made to implement it from the new academic session 2021-22 itself. At present, students will be able to study it along with their graduation course. They will not need to take NCC separately.

In the beginning, NCC had been started as a common elective course. Under the new education policy, NCC will be taught as an optional subject. In this course of study, students will get the option to choose an additional subject of their choice in graduation, which is known as an elective subject. This initiative has been presented by the Director-General National Cadet Corps  (DGNCC). It is supported by University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). To harness the full potential of NCC in youth development, NCC has designed the curriculum.