National Cadet Corps (NCC)


 The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India is 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. 

1. To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the Youth of the Country. 

2. To Create a Human Resource of Organized, Trained and Motivated Youth, To Provide Leadership in all Walks of life and be Always Available for the Service of the Nation.

3. To Provide a Suitable Environment to Motivate the Youth to Take Up a Career in the Armed Forces.

 “UNITY AND DISCIPLINE” (Ekta aur Anushasan)

 The need for having motto for the Corps was discussed in the 11th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11 Aug 1978. The final decision for selection of “Unity and Discipline” as motto for the NCC was taken in the 12th CAC meeting held on 12 Oct 1980.

 1. Obey with a smile

 2. Be punctual

 3. Work hard without fuss

 4. Make no excuses and tell no lies.

The NCC is headed by a Director General with the rank of lieutenant-general. He is assisted by two Additional Director Generals (A and B) of two star rank (major-general, rear-admiral or air vice-marshal). Five Brigadier level officers and other civil officials also assist him. The Headquarters is located in Delhi. The organisational structure continues as follows:

  • Directorate – There are 17 Directorates located in the state capitals headed by an officer of the rank of a Major General from the three Services.
  • Group – Depending upon the size of the state and growth of NCC in the states, Directorates have up to 14 Group Headquarters under them through which they exercise their command and control of the organisation in the state.
  • Each group is headed by an officer of the rank of Brigadier or equivalent known as Group Commander.
  • Battalion- Each NCC Group Headquarters control 5-7 units (Bns) commanded by Colonel/ Lt.Col or equivalent.
  • Company – Each Battalion consists of companies which are commanded by the Associate NCC Officer(ANO) of the rank of lieutenant to major.

In all there are 95 Group Headquarters in the country who exercise control over a network of 667 Army Wing Units(including technical and girls unit), 60 Naval Wing Units and 61 Air Squadrons. There are two training establishments namely Officers Training School, Kamptee (Nagpur, Maharashtra) and Women Officers Training School, Gwalior.

Institutional training Community development training Training during annual training camps at Bn. level Training during Centrally organized camps at various levels. Training during adventure activities camps (D G level) Training during attachment camps with regular army. Training during National level camps (RDC, TSC, IDC, YEP, NIC etc) Training during various competitions (NCC sports, Rifle shooting, Obstacles, Map reading etc.)

NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC) The ‘Aims’ of the NCC laid out in 1988 have stood the test of time and continue to meet the requirements expected of it in the current socio-economic scenario of the country. The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure, and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained, and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces.

The NCC provides exposure to the cadets in a wide range of activities, with a distinct emphasis on Social Services, Discipline, and Adventure Training. It has emerged as the biggest uniformed youth organization of the country symbolizing its motto Unity and Discipline.

The expenditure of the Program is shared by both Central and State Governments.

The NCC is open to all regular students of schools and colleges voluntarily. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service.

The Corps which started in a small way with a cadet strength of 1.67 lakhs (only 32,500 Senior Division and 1,35,00 Junior Division cadets) has now grown to 13 lakhs. While this figure by itself is quite substantial, it covers only 3.8% of the eligible student population of our country.

During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organised camps to assist the ordinary factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to assist in capturing 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 1971 Indo-Pak War, the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than training to become the second line of defence, the NCC syllabus laid 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.

NCC is not an organisation which serves as a ‘feeder’ for the entry of students into the Defence Services. It is an organisation to make them useful citizens of the country, irrespective of the vocation they may choose on completion of their studies. Hence, NCC activities are only a ‘means to an end; the ‘end’ being the achievement of the “Aims of NCC” in the context of the students.

Grace Mark for NCC activities in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam



Grace Mark in %


75% Attendance

3% per year


Annual Training Camp for 10 days (ATC)



Pre RD-Camp



‘B' Certificate



‘C' Certificate



Basic Leadership Camp (BLC), Thal Sainik Camp (TSC), Nau Sainik Camp (NSC), Vayu Sainik Camp (VSC), Inter Group Competition (IGC), Advanced Leadership Camp (ALC), National Integration Camp (NIC)/EBSB, Trekking, Adventure

Mountaineering Camp, Army Attachment Camp (AAC), Social Service Camp (SSC) Sports & Games at Delhi




Weightage Certificate



Republic Day Camp (RDC) Independence Day Camp (IDC)



Youth exchange Programme (YEP)






*Refer No.1013/01/AC A VIII/2017 dated 20 February 2017 of M G University and No.1500/AC A VIII/2019/MGU dated 06 April 2019


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