GUWAHATI, July 2 - The Jagannath Baruah College, (Autonomous) has taken a bold step in the field of higher education of Assam as well as in India by introducing NCC as an elective subject in the BA Honours programme from the coming academic session 2018-19.
At present, NCC as a youth organisation under Ministry of Defence trains our youths in value education and personality development with focus on discipline and leadership qualities. It also teaches national integration through its syllabus and by organising various camps. Till date, NCC has been considered a co-curricular activity pursued in addition to the main course in higher education for three years with examinations held for �B� and �C� certificates under the Ministry of Defence.
Now JB College (Autonomous) has received permission from the University Grants Commission as well as the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Defence to start NCC as an elective subject (under the CBCS curriculum) in BA Honours course comprising four papers to be taught from the first to fourth semesters. The first meeting of the Board of Studies of NCC subject was held on April 25, 2018 under the chairmanship of Captain Jury Bhuyan, Associate NCC Officer, JB College (Autonomous) and the proceedings of the same were approved in the Academic Council�s meeting held on June 2, 2018. As per information received from the UGC office Delhi, JB College (Autonomous) is one of the first institutions in the country to introduce NCC as an elective subject.
Various sections of the society including educationists, administrators, police officials and guardians have welcomed the initiative taken by the college. The college authority has acknowledged the sincere and relentless effort of captain Jury Bhuyan for this unique effort.