National Cadet Corp (NCC)

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.

OBJECTIVES

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.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS OPTING FOR NCC

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.

CERTIFICATES AWARDED AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION:

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.

Other incentives for NCC cadets at a glance:

For Commission in Defence Forces:

  • » Vacancies reserved for commission in Defence Forces for NCC 'C' Certificate holders:
    • › Army: 64 every year for IMA Dehradun through UPSC and SSB interview.100 in Officer Training Academy(OTA) Chennai for Short Service Commission Non- Technical (no UPSC Exam)only SSB every year.
    • › Navy: 6 per course, No UPSC Exam, only SSB interview.Two years age relaxation for NCC 'C' Certificate holders.
    • › IAF: 10% in all courses including flying training courses.No UPSC Exam, only SSB.
  • » For Ors, Sailors, Airmen: 5 to 10 % bonus marks awarded for recruitment.
  • » Para Military Forces: 2 to 10 bonus marks awarded for recruitment.
  • » Department of Telecommunication: Bonus marks awarded for recruitment.
  • » CRPF:NCC cadets holding IIIrd division degree eligible for recruitment to gazetted posts.
  • » NCC: Cadets having "C" certificate are eligible for examination to Civilian Gliding Instructors/Girl Cadet Instructors/Whole Time Lady Officers.
  • » State Govts: Peference for State Services in certain States.
  • » Industry: Some industries give preference to NCC C certificate holders for various jobs related with the field of security.
  • » NCC Games:Cash awards to teams and individuals for excellence.

ANNUAL ACTIVITIES AND REPRESENTING BNC IN THESE ACTIVITIES:

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.

ACHIEVEMENTS AND PRIZES WON:

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.

  • » The ANO of the college LT.Parminder Sehgal brought laurels to the college as well as the whole Delhi Directorate by performing exceptionally well in her Officer training course at OTA (Officer Training Academy) Gwalior. She was awarded the best marksmen (GOLD MEDAL IN FIRING) and the silver medal for standing second in order of merit with 90% marks overall on her commissioning as an Officer.
  • » Every year a substantial no of cadets enrolled successfully obtain "C" certificates.
  • » Every year cadets of our college represent our college and win prizes in various activities. A few of them are enlisted below:-
    • › In NIC(National Integration Camp) held at Jabalpur in Dec07 Cdt Mamta Maan stood Ist and Cdt Sarita stood IInd in Cross country race(4.5Kms).Our college stood IInd in Group Song Competition. Cdt Sapna Kaushik donated Blood in the Blood Donation Camp.
    • › In the CATC(Combined Annual Training Camp) held at Ranikhet in June 07 our college was awarded the shield for best disciplined and hardworking squad.
    • › In the Vayu Sanik Camp held at Banglore in October 07 CUO Jyoti Yadav was awarded Silver medal in Skeet Shooting Competition.
    • › In the CATC held at Delhi Cantt in September07 Sgt Rekha Dagarstood Ist in debate, our college stood Ist and IInd in Line Area Competition and also got the overall trophy. Cdt Arti Sharma stood IIIrd in Poster making Competiton . Three cadets held prestigious Camp appointments and participated in Guard of Honour.
    • › Lt. Parminder Sehgal(ANO) was awarded the Best Associate NCC Officer Award in NIC Delhi Cantt in Nov 06 and CATC Delhi Cantt in Sept 07.
    • › In the CM Rally inJanuary 08 SUO Meena Malik was the Girls Contingent Commander.
    • › Our cadets have also represented our college in the RD Parade in the year 2006(CSUO Sonia Pathania)2007(CSUO Meena Malik)2008(CSUO Meena Malik)2009(cdt Aarti Sharma)

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