A one day workshop was organized under the aegis of 66 Nagaland Girls Battalion NCC, Kohima commanded by Lt Col Joy Choudhury on March 12 at St Joseph’s College, Jakhama.
The aim of the workshop was to provide the cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) an insight into what was expected from them at the services selection board, for selection and recruitment, as officers, into the Indian Armed Forces.
Recruitment of officers, for the Armed Forces, is done based on personality assessment, with three techniques, viz interview, group tasks and psychological tests, to make it a three pronged selection system. The aim of that process is to select the best suited individual for a particular job. It is perhaps the most scientific and elaborated process to be found in any organisation in the world.
The workshop was led by the group commander, NCC Group Kohima, Colonel Abhay Singh, who has intensive experience as an interviewing officer at one of the services selection boards.
In addition to this, he is principally involved in the design and conduct of the NCC effort, in running Personality Development Capsules, at the Officers Training Academy (OTA’s) at Gwalior (for Senior Wing, Girls) and Kamptee, Nagpur (for Senior Division, Boys) for grooming NCC Cadets for entry into the Armed Forces.
A total of 18 Senior Wing (Girls) and 10 Senior Division (Boys) cadets of the 2nd and 3rd Year graduation course attended the workshop.
These were Cadets, keenly desirous of joining the Armed Forces, identified and selected by Lt Regina Razousinuo, the Associate NCC Officer (and Lecturer, History, St Joseph’s College, Jakhama)
NCC in Nagaland has aimed to continue these workshops as a process, identifying those desirous of a career in the Armed Forces and grooming them in their preparation for a career in the armed forces.