"The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to include the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in the curricula of all schools and colleges. Now, schools and colleges should come forward and take a decision in this respect," said Additional Director General of NCC, Maharashtra, Major General S Sengupta.
He was speaking to media on the sidelines of the concluding ceremony of the five-day camp for NCC trainers at Maulana Azad Educational Society Campus, here on Friday.
Sengupta further said in schools NCC subject would be considered an optional one, while in colleges an elective. "Around 100 colleges and 150 schools in the State already have NCC, but now they will have to include it in their curricula. Students who have already enrolled for NCC will follow the old syllabus, while freshers will have a new syllabus from this year," he added.
A five-day personality development capsule was organised at Maulana Azad Educational Society Campus, in which NCC trainers from all the districts of the division participated and they were imparted training in character building, social awareness and national unity, along with other military training activities.
Principal Maqdoom Farooqui, vice-principal I M Farooque, principal Shahid Shaikh, Brigadier S A J Dhoble, Col Sunil Chaturvedi and others were present at the press briefing.