The National Cadet Corps is the youth wing of the Indian Armed Forces with its headquarters in New Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis as a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, the Navy and the Air Wing, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The soldier youth foundation in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, higher secondary, colleges and universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and drill.
History of National Cadet Corps:
The NCC of Independent India was inaugurated on 15th July 1948. The journey of this Indian youth organization, which has now become the largest uniformed youth organization in the world, had begun. The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948. The origin of NCC can be traced back to the ‘University Corps’, which was created under the Indian Defense Act 1917, with the objective to make up the shortage of the Army.
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.
In 1949, the Girls Division was raised in order to give equal opportunities to school and college going girls. The NCC was given an inter-service image in 1950 when the Air Wing was added, followed by the Naval Wing in 1952. Same year, the NCC curriculum was extended to include community development/social service activities as a part of the NCC syllabus at the behest of Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who took keen interest in the growth of the NCC. Following the 1962 Sino-Indian War, to meet the requirement of the Nation, the NCC training was made compulsory in 1963. In 1968, the Corps was again made voluntary.
During Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 & Bangladesh-Pakistani war of 1971, NCC cadets were second line of defense. They organized camp to assist ordnance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front and also were used as patrol parties to capture enemy paratroopers. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil defense authorities and actively took part in rescue works and traffic control.
After 1965 and 1971 wars NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just being second line of defense, NCC syllabus laid greater stress on developing quality 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.
Unity and Discipline (The motto was adopted on 12 Oct 1980 at the 12th Central Advisory Committee meeting)
To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizen
To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all lifestyles including the Armed Forces and be always available for the service of the nation.
1. Become a main source of National Integration by making NCC as one of the greatest cohesive force of our nation irrespective of any caste, creed, religion or region. Mold the youth of the entire country into a united, secular and disciplined citizens of our nation.
2. Provide an ideal platform for the youth to display their potential in nation building.
3. Instill spirit of secularism and united India by organizing National Integration Camps all over the country.
4. Reach out to the youths of friendly foreign countries through Youth Exchange Programmes (YEP).
In our Institute NCC Unit is established in the year 1969.
Total Strength = 107 Cadets (SD- 54 for SW-53)
Every year the enrolment of the fresh cadets is done at the first year of NCC by conducting the physical, written and oral tests. The cadets once selected have a compulsory weekly parade and one camp annually.
· Weekly theory classes and practice of Drill
· Community Development Training
· Training during Annual Training Camps at Battalion level
· Training during Centrally organized Camps at various levels
· Physical Training at adventure activity based camps (D G level)
· Training during attachment camps with regular army
· Training during various competitions: Map Reading, Flag Area, Weapon Training
· Training during National Level Camps
A series of eight to ten camps over a time interval of three or more months whereby cadets are assessed, scrutinized and short-listed at the end of each camp for first five to six camps. Then the short-listed cadets have special trainings in three to four camps at directorate level and final team of forty to fifty cadets from each directorate appears for the final national level camp. Cadets are selected for these camps by interviews with the Officers commanding/ Group Commanders.
· RDC (Republic Day Camp)
· TSC (Thal Sainik Camp)
· IDC ( Independence Day Camp)
· YEP (Youth Exchange Program)
· NIC (National Integration Camp)
· Basic leadership camps (BLC)
· Advanced leadership camps (ALC)
· Blood Donation Camp, Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan, International Yoga Day
· Awareness: Anti-drug rally, Save Girl Child awareness, AIDS awareness rally, Traffic safety rally, Pulse polio.
· Environmental: Tree Plantation, Save Tree, Cleaning Program, Save Water, Plastic Waste/ e-Waste Management.
· Adventure: Trekking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing etc.
Our NCC unit is associated with 57th Batalian NCC Group Headquarter, Ahmednagar.
Previous Associate NCC Officer: Major Dr. N. R. Dalvi
Present Associate NCC Officer: Lt Dr. N. G. Shinde
Present Associate NCC Officer: Lt. V. S. Aher (Commission in April 2021)
· Selection of Cadets in Republic Day Camp, DELHI.
1. SW Cadet Mali Rupali Ravsaheb selected for Republic Day Camp held at Rajpath, New Delhi, 2017-18
2. SW Cadet Salunke Sakshi Prakash selected for Republic Day Camp held at Rajpath, New Delhi.