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The formation of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) under the NCC Act, 1948 was a major milestone for the development of the student community. With its motto of " Unity and Discipline", the NCC has become instrumental in molding the character and imparting in our children a dynamic outlook during their school and college education. The Corps has expanded its horizons and now aims at developing character qualities amongst cadets and making them into good leaders and useful citizens so that they can take their appropriate place in all walks of life in the service of the nation. The qualities of leadership, discipline, espirit-de-corps, courage and confidence with a secular outlook, which are the hallmarks of good and useful citizens, are inculcated in the cadets through a well conceived programme of institutional training combined with adventure sports and outdoor activities. The progress and quality of training is reviewed and changes incorporated to bring about improvement. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organisation comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth – ‘The Leaders of Tomorrow’ – into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The genesis of the NCC can be traced back to the First World War when the Britishers created the University Corps as the second line of defense and to have a large pool of trained youth available for employment into the Armed Forces.
After independence the present day NCC under the Ministry of Defence came into existence on 16 Apr 1948 through NCC act XXXI, 1948. NCC was formally inaugurated on 15 Jul 1948 as soon as the schools and colleges reopened after summer vacation. The Girls Division of the NCC was started in Jul 1949. In 1950 Air Wing was added on 01 Apr with one Air squadron each at Bombay and Kolkata. The Naval Wing of the NCC was raised in Jul 1952, thus completing the true representation of all services in the Corps. Presently, NCC has approximately 13 Lakhs Cadets under its fold.
National Integration Camp was conducted at Port Blair in Andaman Islands in February 1998 for promoting cultural awareness and closer integration between the cadets of these islands and the main land and provide valuable experience, challenge and thrill of sea voyage thus inculcating spirit of adventure and leadership qualities among them.114 cadets participated in the camp.
Attachment Training To motivate NCC Cadets to join the Armed Forces, the cadets are attached to various defence units. 9765 cadets were attached to Army, Navy and Air Force units for a period of 14 to 28 days. 64 cadets were attached to the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and 16 girls with Officers Training Academy, Chennai for three weeks. 955 girl cadets were attached with various Military Hospitals.
Gliding & Flying Gliding and Flying are popular activities of the NCC Air Wing. Gliding facilities are provided at 34 Air Sqns. Power flying is undertaken on Pushpak/Cessana aircrafts, etc at thirteen selected flying clubs. The NCC Air Sqns have carried out a total of 31,533 launches on glider and 859.21 hrs of power flying during the year. Microlight aircrafts are being inducted to enhance the overall aviation awareness of the Air Wing cadets.
Sea Training NCC cadets of the Naval wing during their sea training and attachments with the Naval Units are imparted intensive training in Naval subjects like Navigation Communication, Gunnery, Seamanship, Damage control & ship safety, first aid and ships husbandry.
Head Quarters DGNCC
West Block -IV,
R.K. Puram Sector-I
+91 011-26716707, +91 011-26194438
National Cadet Corps offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
List of facilities available at National Cadet Corps for students.
National Cadet Corps