National Cadet Corps (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its head Quarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. The National Cadet Corps in India are a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
The NCC play an important role in imparting the values of duty, discipline and sense of responsibility in young minds hailing from different parts of the country.
It’s a great achievement for our college that No.1 Kerala Air Squadron NCC, Thiruvananthapuram, the first air wing NCC in the state started four Senior Division/Senior Wing NCC units comprising 50 cadets each in Thiruvananthapuram district in which Government College, Nedumangad is one among them.
The students who are interested in pursuing gliding, microlite flying, aeromodelling, weapon handling and firing can enrol as NCC cadets in which at least 33% seats are reserved for girls. This year our college enrolled 15 cadets in the seats allotted for us from first year students in which 08 are girls.
Mr. Muneer M., Assistant Professor of Political Science is attached with the unit as the Care Taker.
NCC Flag Contains NCC Crest in gold in the middle, with the letters “NCC” encircled by a wreath of seventeen lotus with a background in Red, Blue and Light blue. Red depicts the Army, Deep Blue depicts the Navy and Light Blue depicts the Air Force. The seventeen lotuses represent the 17 State Directorates. “Unity of Discipline” (Ekta aur Anushasan) is written at the bottom of the NCC Flag.
HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI, HUM SAB BHARATIYA HAI
APNI MANZIL EK HAI,
HA HA HA EK HAI, HO HO HO EK HAI,
HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI
KASHMIR KI DHARTI RANI HAI, SARTAJ HIMALAY HAI
SADIYON SE HAMNE ISKO APNE KHOON SE PALA HAI
DESH KI RAKSHA KI KHATIR, HUM SHAMSHEER UTHA LENGE
HUM SHAMSHEER UTHA LENGE
BHIKRE BHIKRE TARE HAI HUM LEKIN JILMIL EK HAI
HA HA HA HA EK HAI, HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI
MANDIR GURDWARE BHI HAI YAHAN, AUR MASZID BHI HAI YAHAN
GIRJA KA GHADIYAL KAHIN MULLA KI KANKHI HAI AJHA
EK HI APNA RAM HAI, EK HI ALLAH THALA HAI
EK HI ALLAH THALA HAI
RANG BIRANGE DEEPAK HAI HUM, LEKIN MAHAFIL EK HAI
HA HA HA EK HAI, HO HO HO EK HA
HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI, HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI
Unity and Discipline (Ekta aur Anushasan)
DG’s four Cardinal Principals of Discipline
“I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and regulations of the National
Cadet Crops. Further under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly”.
We the cadet of the national cadet corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizen of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings.
The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948 The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during peace times. A committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a national level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence. During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organised camps to assist the ordinance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to capture the enemy paratroopers. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil Defence authorities and actively took part in rescue work and traffic control. After the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just being the second line of defence, NCC syllabus laid a greater stress on developing qualities of leadership and Officer-like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth-management.
The National Cadet Corps is headed by a Director General, an Army Officer of the rank of Lieutenant General, who is responsible for the functioning of the National Cadet Corps in the country through the National Cadet Corps Headquarters situated at Delhi. At the State Level, the country has been divided into 17 Directorates covering all States and Union Territories. Each of the State National Cadet Corps Directorate Headquarters controls two to fourteen Group Headquarters. While Directorates are commanded by Brigadiers or their equivalents, the Groups are commanded by Colonels or equivalents from the Air Force and the Navy, NCC Units are commanded by Major/Lieutenant Colonel or their equivalents.
Ranks in Senior Division
|Company Quarter Master Sergeant||Sergeant||Corporal||Lance Corporal|
All others who joined NCC are known as Cadets.
Equivalent Ranks in Senior Division
|Army wing||Naval Wing||Air wing|
|Senior Under Officer||Senior Cadet Caption||Senior Under Officer|
|Cadet Under Officer||Junior Cadet Caption||Cadet Under Officer|
|Company Quarter Master Sergeant||Petty Officer Sergeant Major||Warrant Officer|
|Corporal||Cadet Class I||Corporal|
|Lance Corporal||Cadet Class II||Leading Flight Cadet|
Centrally Organized Camps
Drill, shooting, Physical fitness, map reading, First aid, Gliding/Flying, boat pulling, sailing and camp training covering basic of military training in Army, Navy and Air Force.
This training is mostly carried out in schools and colleges by the cadets. In addition, depending upon the type of service, basic knowledge of that service is imparted to the cadets e.g gliding , powered flying for Air Wing cadets and boat pulling, sailing for Naval Wing cadets form part of institutional training. These activities comprise approximately 50% of the entire syllabus.
Cadets must be made to understand the aim and purpose of teaching drill, so that they are suitably motivated and do not take it as “fatigue”. Emphasis will be laid on correct bearing, marching, saluting and arms drill. Inter-squad competitions may be organized to create interest.
Adventure activities have been incorporated in NCC training with the aim of inculcating and strengthening leadership traits amongst the cadets. These activities in NCC can be broadly divided into the following.
Youth exchange programme
This is a very important activity. It is done to increase international understanding and bolster awareness. These exchanges are done with NCC community of 10 countries namely Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Maldives, Nepal, Singapore, UK, Russia and Vietnam at international level.
All OC Units are keeping a check of Institutional training regularly to ensure proper attendance. Attendance registers are marked before the commencement of the parade and NOT repeat NOT after the parade.
All DDG’s are putting an effective monitoring mechanism which is in place to check attendance and conduct of this training.
Social Service Activities
NCC has adopted community development activities with the aim of imbibing amongst cadets selfless service to the community, dignity of labour importance of self-help, need to protect the environment and to assist weaker sections of the society in their upliftment. This was envisaged through programmes involving
Anti Dowry Rally
Anti Female Infanticide Pledge
Anti Leprosy Drive
AIDS Awareness Rally
Visit to Old Age Homes
Disaster Management & Relief
Village upliftment and various other social schemes.
The eligibility conditions and the general procedure for the conduct of the Certificate Examination for Cadets of Senior and Junior Division/Wings NCC (All wings) have been issued by the HQ from time to time.
Type of Examination
The type of Certificate Examination and the unit in which these are held are given below
Type of Certificate NCC Unit
Certificate ‘A’ Junior Division/Wing NCC Certificate ‘B’ & ‘C’ Senior Division/Wing NCC
Eligibilities for Certificate Examination
For “A” Certificate Examination (Junior Division)
For “B” Certificate Examination (Senior Division)
For “C” Certificate Examination (Senior Division)
Permission to Appear in Certificate Examination after Discharge
Cadets who ceased to be on rolls of NCC may be permitted to appear for certificate ‘A’ Examination for Junior Division/Wing and “B” & “C” for Senior Division/Wing NCC at their own expenses within a period of 12 months of their discharge from the NCC, provided they were otherwise eligible at the time of their discharge.
The ex-cadet so eligible can appear for the examination at any place in India by applying for the same, alongside with discharge certificate, to Local Unit Commander. The Group Commander is empowered to accept such requests from the ex-cadets.
Re-Test for Improvement of Grading: ‘C’ Certificate
With a view to give Cadets a chance to apply for the NCC Special Entry Scheme, in case their grading improves, it has been ruled that:
Some Advantages to NCC Cadets
HQ Director General NCC
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