National Cadet Corps aims at developing character and comradeship, as well as keenness for service and capacity for leadership in the youth. It provides military training to the youth and builds a ready reserve, which the Armed Forces could easily make use of in times of national emergency. There are a number of incentives that motivates students to become cadets. Besides being an additional merit while seeking to join the forces or taking up other jobs, NCC also motivates cadets to perform to their best by offering scholarships, cash awards, prizes, medals, trophies etc. Apart from service and institutional training, the cadets also participate in other actvities like Community Development, Youth Exchange Programme, Adventure Sports Training. Taking part in NCC Day, Republic day Camp etc. not only gives the students an opprtunity to visit different cities/states of India but also interact with cadets from different parts of the country. NCC activities of the college are guided by Associate NCC Officer,
Lt. Parminder Sehgal.
To develop qualities of character, discipline, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens.
To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces and always make them available for the service of the nation.
To create a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.
These can be broadly divided into four distinct categories namely Institutional Training, Community Development, Youth Exchange Programme and Adventure Activities.
Institutional Training: Drill, Shooting, Physical Fitness, Map Reading, First Aid, Gliding/Powered Flying, Camp Training which forms the most vital part of the NCC Training. In camps, young cadets get the thrill and joy of outdoor and community living. Besides, All India Camps such as National Integration, Leadership, Nau Sainik, Vayu Sainik, Army Attachment, Republic Day and Independence Day Camps in which cadets from all parts of the country work together and contribute greatly towards promoting national integration. These camps widen the horizon of the young cadets and provide them an opportunity to forge bonds of national brotherhood. These camps help abridge cultural gaps, break regional and language barriers and bring the youth from different parts of the country closer to each other.
Community Development: These activities aim at making our young people conscious of and sensitive to the needs and problems of their fellow countrymen and enabling them to contribute meaningfully to enriching community life.The NCC has been in the forefront in rendering assistance to the needy. Some of the major areas of activities include blood donation, adult literacy. anti- dowry, anti-leprosy, anti-drug, tree plantation, eye donation and construction of roads. NCC has also laid great stress on ecology and conversation of plant life.
Youth Exchange Programme: With a view to increasing international understanding awareness, NCC has Exchange Programmes with youth organizations/NCC of nine countries namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Singapore. Srilanka, United Kingdom, Veitnam and Russia. This exchange programme includes mutual visits upto 24 cadets for a period of two weeks. Cadets carry out community development work, study history, culture and socio-economic conditions of YEP countries.
Adventure Training: Adventure activities are organized to develop special qualities of courage, leadership, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship, spirit of comradeship, team work and self confidence amoung the cadets. Some of the activities are Treking, Rockclimbing, Mountaineering, ParaJumping, Scuba Diving, Water Skiing, Sailing, Kayaking, Yahting. Para Sailing, Glider and Microlight Flying, Slithering and Cycle/Motorcycle expeditions.
There are three types of certificates. NCC Cadets can secure."A","B" AND "C". A cadet is eligible for "A" Certificate after she has spent 1-2 years in the Junior Division (school level) and attended at least one training camp. For the eligibility for "B" Certificate examination the cadet must have 75% attendance in the NCC parade classes in the Senior Division(in college) in the first year of NCC enrollment(could be in Ist yr or IInd yr of college) and one training camp.
The most coveted is the "C" Certificate. To be eligible for this examination the cadet should have cleared "B" Certificate exam with 75% attendance in second year of NCC enrollment(could be in IInd yr or IIIrd yr of college) and attended at least one outdoor camp and one national integration camp or republic day parade or any other outdoor activity organized by Directorate of NCC.
The examinations are held in mid February every year. A "C" Certificate holder has many advantages when it comes to the selection process in the armed forces. Thirty two vacancies in every regular course of the Indian Military Academy(IMA) are reserved for NCC "C" Certificate holders who have passed the CDS examination and have been declared successful by the Services Selection Board. They have a distinct advantage during training. A separate merit list is prepared for NCC cadets with "C" certificate.
For Commission in Defence Forces:
The cadets in their two year programme with NCC perform various activities as dis cussed above. Glimpses of some of these activities are shown in the photographs.
NCC in our college since its conception in 1999 has achieved great heights. Every year cadets of both Army and Air Wing of our college participate in various camps and activities organized by their units under the guidelines of the Directorate of NCC. A Best Cadet Award is given every year separately to both Army and Air wing cadets, to the cadet who performs exceptionally well and is recommended for the award by the respective unit and the ANO (Associate NCC Officer ) of the college.