We are happy to share that the Swami Dayananda Matric Higher Secondary School and the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu, have been selected under the FSFS (Fully Self Financing Scheme) to start a NCC (National Cadet Corp) unit in the campus.
Sharing details of this important milestone, school principal, Smt. Padma Raghunathan said the school authorities have been sending a letter for NCC implementation to the NCC Office in Kumbakonam since 2016. “In 2018, we made it to the wait list. The aim of implementing this programme in the school is to create a talent pool of trained and motivated youth who will provide leadership in all walks of life and also be available for the service of the nation.”
As part of the selection process, the school and college authorities sent one staff member from each of the institutions to attend the interview process based on NCC’s eligibility criteria for the same.
The selected staff members will be designated as ANO (Associate NCC Office) and would have to undergo pre-commission courses (for a duration of 90 days) at the NCC’s OTA (Officer Training Academy), Kamptee, Maharashtra, (for training of male cadets) and Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, (for training of female cadets). Post training, the ANO’s would commence their duties as instructors to the cadets. The sanctioned cadet strength for the school is 100 students with 50 students expected to join the programme during 2021-2022.
The sanctioned cadet strength for the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu, is 160. During the current academic year (2021-2022), 53 students are expected to benefit from the scheme. Students can obtain NCC ‘B’ Certificate, if they complete two years of NCC training. They can get NCC ‘C’ certificate after the completion of three years. “This training would enable the students to become committed, confident and competent leaders in all walks of life and responsible citizens of the country. It would motivate the students to look at the armed forces as a career option,” Smt. V. Hema, principal, Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science said.
The NCC scheme is open to all regular students of schools and colleges on a voluntary basis. Boys and girls studying in Class 8 and 9 are admitted in the junior division/wing. They must be 13 years of age on the day of enrolment. The boys and girls studying the degree course in college are enrolled in the senior division/senior wing.