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The prestige of joining the National Cadet Corps
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Why pursue M.Tech ECE

The prestige of joining the National Cadet Corps

Extracurricular activities are the focal point for students in schools and colleges. They not only look good on a student’s record, but also help students explore new hobbies and passions. The NCC or the National Cadet Corps is a prestigious organization with a presence in schools and colleges all over India. So what exactly is the NCC?

 

The NCC is a youth organization. It came into existence a year after independence, in 1948. Students can voluntarily join this organization within their school and college. However, they should know that the NCC is not equivalent to the army. This organization is geared primarily towards youth development. It aims to teach students the life skills, the importance of unity, and other important ethics and values. It remodels a cadet’s personality and turns him into a law-abiding citizen s of our country.

 

The NCC regimen is built to inculcate the importance of discipline in students from the beginning. NCC cadets go on to join the defense forces, including the army, navy, and air force. However, it is not mandatory to do so. The NCC does not, in any way, pressurize students to join the armed forces; it’s entirely the student’s choice.

So, what is it about the organization that makes it so important for students to be a part of? Why do students who have already been a part of NCC in their school and college days recommend others to participate?  Read on to see our take on it.

The prestige of joining the National Cadet Corps

Start early

To get a feel of what the NCC is, join your school or college’s, division. This is the first step towards becoming a cadet. Joining early means you have an extracurricular activity that is extremely beneficial for you. Not only that, NCC training keeps you fit and helps you to focus. Don’t know who to ask or where to start? Ask the sports department in your school or college for the right guidance.

 

Know your strengths

The NCC is an organization that will show you what your strengths and weaknesses are. Your leader will teach you how to hone your strengths and work on your weaknesses. Schools and colleges are usually equipped with big grounds suitable for NCC training. NCC exercises and camps are a great way to know what your limitations are. Schools often arrange for exchange programs for NCC cadets to experience and train with fellow NCC cadets from other regions of the country.

 

Build life skills

First and foremost, NCC cadets are taught about the motto of the organization,“Unity and Discipline”. Cadets are taught how to read maps to help them navigate when outdoors. In the times of GPS, this is a forgotten skill but is handy when technology fails you. Students are taught the basics of first aid as well, including an explanation of human physiology. In times of crisis, the knowledge of first aid can be a lifesaver. Building of strength and physical stamina is another aspect of NCC training.

As students become more involved with NCC, they are taught parachuting, paragliding as well as certain aviation skills. For students who go on to join the defense forces, this training offers them an edge over other candidates. Cadets are given extensive self-defense training as well, which is an important skill to possess right now.

Besides, students are given basic knowledge of Ayurveda and Yoga, both extremely important fields of study in India. NCC instills in you a love for your and teaches about the contribution of armed forces to the country’s defense and growth.

 

Global exposure

Students get to travel all over India for training camps. NCC students who perform well in their school and college units are also given the opportunity to participate in the Republic Day parade. They first attend a camp in New Delhi to undergo training before this important parade. Occasionally, NCC cadets are allowed to participate in exchange programs between India and other countries, where students from both the countries get an opportunity to learn about each other’s culture. Such experiences are necessary to broaden your horizons and instill respect for cultures different than yours.

 

Career opportunities

NCC cadets are trained so well that they definitely have an advantage when applying for the defense forces. Students can train to get the A, B or C level certificates. C-level certificate holders have the maximum advantage. About 32 seats are reserved for C-level NCC cadets in the Indian Military Academy, as long as they clear other criteria. The Indian Navy, Army, and Air Force offer opportunities to NCC C-level certificate holders under the Short Service Commission that lasts for 5 years. Reliance Industries also offers employment opportunities for C-level certificate holders under the job title of Technical Security Officer. Many state and central government jobs are reserved for C-level certificate holders.

 

Joining NCC can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your student life. The organization instills a spirit of dedication and service towards the country. It is an enriching experience to meet students from all over the country. It teaches students to respect one another and stay united despite coming from diverse backgrounds. NCC cadets also take part in social projects to help their local communities. Students learn important skills that can save their lives in dire situations. This is an opportunity students should not miss out on. It is an integral part of their school and college experience. When schools are equipped to offer proper training, students are the biggest beneficiaries.

Whether a candidate goes on to join the armed forces or not, NCC is one of the best experiences of their lives.

Why pursue M.Tech ECE

In the era of competition, the demand for technical professionals is increasing. To stand out in any niche, students have to specialize in their chosen subject. This adds value to their educational as well as professional qualifications.

Why pursue M.Tech ECE

Specialization in M.Tech in ECE

Earlier, Masters was limited to mechanical and civil engineering. But in the current scenario, a Masters in Computer Science and Masters in Electronics and Telecommunication are also extremely popular.

 

While you are studying for a Masters degree in ECE, you will have a deeper knowledge of the subjects taught in B.Tech. ECE. With the tremendous growth of telecommunication and multimedia technologies in recent times, it is a good choice to pursue your M.Tech in ECE.  It will give you an opportunity to find a secure and reputable job, which is not easy with just a bachelor’s degree.

 

VLSI System Design

This branch is ranked number one in the choice of specialization. Delivery of highly reliable data in short time can be possible with the VLSI system. Specific IC circuits work on the VLSI system. Companies such as IBM and Philips often hire M.Tech ECE students to work on various projects.

 

Communication & IT

This branch is directly in contact with other branches of Information Technology and Computer Engineering. ECE is the integration of Electronics and IT. eLearning technologies and products like tablets can’t be used for communication without having a basic knowledge  in both these areas.

 

Embedded Systems

For every electronic item like AC, TV, and computers, there is an embedded system without which a device cannot work. Programming knowledge is a must in this case. For a consumer electronic device to actually work, a system needs to be installed where it can take a decision based on the conditions provided.

 

Robotics

Robots are now present in most of the areas such as healthcare, military, automotive industry, etc. Artificial intelligence remains the primary focus in Robotics and continues to drive modern-day technological innovations.

 

Wireless Communication

In the current era of wireless systems and cell phones, this area is also among the top choices for students pursuing a Masters in ECE. The knowledge of communication subjects and programming is a must for this area.

 

There are also many other branches for students looking to pursue a highly specialized Masters in ECE:

  • Signal processing: Mainly concerned with mobile communication
  • Electronics Design & Technology: Focuses on domain covering the Network communication, Power Conversion & Drives, Instrumentation, VLSI Design, etc.
  • Microelectronics & VLSI Design: Primarily focuses on manufacturing and study of small nano type design.
  • Telecommunication Engineering: Combination of computer science, electrical as well as electronics

 

Job Prospects for students

With a Master’s degree in one of the many ECE subjects, students are ready to take on the job market. This degree sets students up for a career in many fields, some of which are listed below:

 

  • Research and development departments in the government as well as private sectors
  • Engineering and technology product development
  • IT services
  • Education field as a teacher, professor, or assistant professor

 

As you can see, M.Tech degree allows students to explore a variety of subjects in depth, while  preparing them for stellar careers ahead.

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