The National Cadet Corps (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) has traditionally been offered as an extra-curricular activity for volunteer students from recognized schools and colleges who enrolled to be cadets. However, under the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the NCC is being introduced as a curricular activity and is being offered as a General Elective Credit Course under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).Under this new system, the NCC course for cadets comprises of a total of 24 credits (8 credits for theory, 6 credits for practical, and 10 credits for camp component) over 6 semesters, i.e., NCC Course I to NCC Course VI and NCC Camp I and NCC Camp II. In accordance with the instructions received from the University Grants Commission (UGC), Tripura University has initiated NCC as General Elective for all six semesters in 14 affiliated general degree colleges from 2022.
Daniel Debbarma is an Associate NCC Officer (ANO) commissioned at the rank of “Lieutenant” by DG NCC, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi. His unit is 13 Tripura Battalion NCC, under Silchar Group and NER Directorate and is currently posted as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Government Degree College Khumulwng, affiliated to Tripura University (a central university).