Shillong, July 22: NCC has been declared as an elective subject and will come under undergraduate courses for all colleges affiliated to NEHU.
Governor Satyapal Malik announced the introduction of NCC as an elective subject at Raj Bhavan on Thursday and hoped that this will benefit undergraduate students wishing to study NCC as a subject.
There are 74 NEHU affiliated colleges in the state.
Malik said the implementation of the proposal to introduce NCC as an elective subject for under graduate studies is a positive move as it would benefit the students, being a scoring subject. Life lessons learnt as a cadet will stay with the students for a lifetime and will help shape their development in all spheres, he added.
Attributing his success in public service to the training and values he received as an NCC, he lauded the efforts of the NCC and NEHU on the introduction of a new subject.
Others who spoke on the occasion were Major General Ananta Bhuyan (Sena Medal) Additional DG, NCC, North East Directorate and Vice Chancellor of NEHU, Prof. Sri Krishna Srivastava