NCC to become elective subject in schools, colleges



New Delhi: The National Cadet Corps (NCC) would be offered as an elective subject in schools and colleges carrying credit points, HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju said on Tuesday.

"Some of the autonomous colleges have already decided to start the programme right away and I wish all institutes under UGC and AICTE and CBSE-affiliated schools will start it too," Raju told reporters here.

About 30 autonomous colleges will start the programme from this academic session.

"While the National Defence Academy sets aside some seats for NCC students with C certificate, I am sure there are some professional colleges which would also make concessions for candidates who have the certificate," he said.

About 30 autonomous colleges will start the programme from this academic session.

"While the National Defence Academy sets aside some seats for NCC students with C certificate, I am sure there are some professional colleges which would also make concessions for candidates who have the certificate," he said.