Nagaland University (NU) has exempted students/National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets, who have been shortlisted to attend the pre–Republic Day Camp scheduled from November 30, 2023 to January 31, 2024, from appearing in the forthcoming under-graduate odd semester examination 2023.
In a notice, NU controller of examinations has informed all concerned colleges that a special examination will be conducted by the university for the affected students/NCC cadets, at a later date.
NU has informed that students/NCC cadets shortlisted to attend the camp be allowed to take provisional admission to the next semester. Meanwhile, commanding officer, 25 Naga Battalion NCC, Col CST Swamy stated that the long-standing request by the NCC fraternity has been fulfilled by NU. He thanked the NU vice chancellor, Prof JK Patnaik for accepting the request and enabling the NCC cadets to excel in NCC activities.
The commanding officer said the Republic Day Camp at Delhi Cantt and Republic Day Parade on “Kartavya Path” are the most coveted NCC training events which every NCC cadet aspires to take part in.
However, due to the NU semester exams falling in November-December every year, he said the aspirants from Nagaland have been missing out on the opportunities to attend even these camps.
The commanding officer said the exam waiver has arrived as Godsend for the bright and talented Naga students to display their skill sets at the national/international levels as selection in the Republic Day Camps also enables them to take part in “Youth Exchange Programme”, wherein selected ational Cadet Corps cadets participate in a country-to-country exchange of cadets belonging to NCC/equivalent government/ youth organizations of friendly countries.