The NCC was created as University Corps under the Indian Defence Act, 1917 with the objective to train students for the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the “University Corps” was replaced by the “University Training Corp’s” (UTC). In 1942, the UTC was renamed the “University Officers Training Corps” (UOTC). In September 1946, a was set up under Kunzru committee was set up for the establishment of a nationwide youth organization. The “National Cadet Corps” (NCC) came into existence on 15th July 1948 under the National Cadets Corps Act (No. XXXI of 1948) enacted by the parliament. The Army NCC unit in Girls Division was introduced in 1949. Air force and Naval NCC Units followed soon in 1950 and 1952 respectively. This voluntary youth organization, which started with 20,000 cadets, is today probably the largest uniformed youth organization in the world with 13 lakh cadets (boys and girls). The NCC Headquarter is located in New Delhi. Control and coordination are exercised through 17 State Directorates. NCC Officers Training Academies are located at Kamptee for Male Officers and Gwalior for Women Officers.
The NCC, is one of the premier youth organizations in our country, contributed to propagating national unity and integrity amongst youth. Its role in instilling in them the values of character, discipline, and hard work and in shaping them into dynamic and responsible citizens of the country had been well recognized. It is one of the foremost organizations which grooms the youth, the students to be worthy citizens and future leaders of our nations, and further, it instills in students’ discipline, courage, and patriotism.
NCC is an organization that trains lakhs of students under its fold. Students who have undergone NCC training have self-discipline, leadership qualities, and good value systems. It has played an important role in the all-around development of the youth of our country and in grooming future leaders in all fields. The contribution of the National Cadet Corps in the process of nation-building and national integration has been commendable and worthy of the nation’s full support and encouragement.
The National Cadet Corps is a vibrant organization with a pool of well-motivated and distinguished boys and girls. It plays a dominant role in nation-building and imbibing selfless services, discipline, and leadership among youth. NCC Cadets can join Defence services. It instills in the cadets a sense of commitment to the values of National Integration, Nationalism, and secularism. These qualities would not only make the youth responsible citizens but also help in achieving the vision of developed India It plays a commendable role in grooming the cadets both physically and mentally. The well-designed curriculum of the National Cadet Corps, consisting of myriad training, adventure, cultural and social activities is of immense value to the young generation, enabling them to take on the challenges of the modern world.
NCC Motto: Unity & Discipline
Cardinals of NCC Discipline :
o Obey with smile,
o Be Punctual
o Work hard without Fuss,
o Make no excuses and tell no lies.
Aims of NCC :
o To develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, the spirit of adventure, and the ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the country.
o To create a human resource of organized, trained, and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life, and always available for the service of the nation.
o To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.
Ethics of NCC Cadets:
o Be truthful, upright and obedient
o Be punctual and well disciplined at all times
o Be humane, cultured and compassionate
o Be respectful to your instructors, parents and fellow cadets.
o Be open and transparent in personal conduct.
o Be loyal and faithful to the organization you serve
o Always protect the weak.
o Be loyal and faithful to the organization you serve.
o Spread the message of national integration.
o Promote social causes.
Blood Donation, Tree Plantation, Awareness campaign,Awareness Campaign, Cancer Awareness Programme, Fire Fighting, Visit
Para Sailing/Jumping, Micro Light Flying, Hang Gliding, Slithering, Wind Surfing, Scuba Diving, Ocean Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Water Skiing, Yachting, Cycle/Motor Cycle Expedition, Trekking,
Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Riding, etc.,
Visit to Russia, Nepal/Bhutan, Singapore, United Kingdom, Bangladesh,
Yangon, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Foreign Naval Cruise, Foreign Coast Guard, and Cruise.
NATIONAL CADET CORPS OFFERS TO THE COUNTRY
TO THE STUDENTS
o Opportunity for personality development
o Incentive to achieve academic excellence.
o Opportunity to participate in adventure activity.
o Monitory and Medical assistance to cover mishaps during adventure activities.
o Opportunity to travel abroad.
o No military service liability.
o A chance to serve the Armed Forces.
o A life full of adventures.
o A life style with honour, dignity and pride
o A cruise to visit foreign ports.
o Learn to care & share with your countrymen.
o To be a leader and manager.
NCC Army Men’s Wing: 9(K) Bn. NCC, Kottarkara
Associate NCC Officer: Lt. Dr. Tharun A. Rauf, Assistant Professor,
NCC Army Wing Girls: 3(K) Girls Bn NCC
Associate NCC Officer : Lt. Liby KS