National Cadet Corps (NCC)

 

National Cadet Corps in the college plays a credible role in shaping the character of students by instilling the values of patriotism, service, discipline and hard work. One infantry Company of NCC functioning in the college which includes Senior Division and Senior Wing cadets. Cadets enrolled were given institutional training and can participate in adventure activities, community development programmes, various national level and annual training camps; youth exchange programmes, sports and cultural activities etc. The Army wing NCC Company in the college comes under the command of 2 (Kerala) Battalion and the Naval wing NCC subunit comes under the command of 1 Kerala Naval Unit. Even though there is no air force NCC subunit in the college, Dr. V.N. Praveen, Assistant Professor of Physics Department is attached with 1 Kerala Air Squadron NCC.
Associate NCC Officers:

Army:Dr. (Lt.) Balamurali R.S.

Navy: Dr. S. Priya

Motto

UNITY AND DISCIPLINE

NCC was conceived in 1917 when India Defence Act was promulgated with an object of making up the deficiencies in the Armed Forces by raising the University Corps. In 1920, with the passage of India Territorial Act, University Corps was replaced by University Training Corps. In 1942, this Corps was rechristened University Officers Training Corps. In 1946, a committee under Pandit H N Kunzru was set up at the behest of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to formulate the establishment of an organisation capable of training and motivating the youth of the country to become better citizens and leaders in all walks of life.

Consequently, the National Cadet Corps came into being on July 16, 1948 with the promulgation of the NCC Act XXXI of 1948. NCC was placed under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

The aims of NCC

  • To develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship and ideals of selfless service among the youth of the country.
  • To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life and always be available for the service of the nation.
  • To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.

NCC SUBJECTS

  • DRILL
    • Sense of discipline and poise in the trainees
    • UAC (unarmed combat)
    • -Self defense against miscreants
  • PHYSICAL TRAINING
    • Physical stamina, burn out extra weight
  • WEAPON TRAINING
    • Concentration, ability to fire and build self confidence
  • FIRST AID / HYGIENE & SANITATION
    • To acquaint with the basic knowledge for day to day life
  • MAP READING
    • Confidence in reaching new places with help of map
  • CIVIL DEFENCE
    • To provide first aid and help at time of emergencies and natural calamities
  • ORG & ADM of NCC
    • Awareness of the system of functioning of NCC
  • FC, BC & TACTICS
    • Basic infantry tactics at section and platoon level
  • FIELD ENGINEERING
    • Construction of field defenses
  • ADVENTURE TRAINING
    • Imbibe a spirit of adventure and camaraderie
  • CAMP CRAFT
    • Establish outdoor camp and functioning
  • ECOLOGY
    • Development of better environment
  • LEADERSHIP TRAITS
    • National integration and community development

 

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
    • Anti dowry
    • Anti leprosy Drive
    • Tree Plantation
    • Old age Homes
    • Repairing wells and Village tracks
    • Disaster Relief
    • Adult Education
    • Blood donation
    • AIDS Awareness
  •  ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
    • Mountaineering
    • Sailing expedition
    • Rock climbing
    • Para sailing
    • Trekking
    • Camel safari
    • Motor cycle/ Cycle expedition
    • White water rafting
    • Scuba diving
  •  YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM (YEP)
    • To visit and participate in various NCC activities of the exchange country, and create among participants increased ng and appreciation of each other’s socio-economic and cultural realities.

Presently a major policy change in NCC syllabus gives emphasis on developing leadership traits, communication skills and soft skills in NCC cadets

CAMPS

  1. Thrill and joy of outdoor and community living
  2. Help in developing camaraderie, team-work, leadership qualities, self-confidence, self-reliance and dignity of labour among cadets.
  3. Promoting national integration .
  • Annual Training Camp (ATC)
    • These are held within the State under the aegis of respective NCC Directorates.
  • Centrally Organised Camps (COC)
    • These camps are of an All India basis and are planned by this Head Quarters in consultation with the Directorates nominated to conduct them. Selected cadets, as per the vacancies allotted to each Directorate, participate in these camps.
      The following types of centrally organised camps are conducted :-
  • Leadership Camps 
    These camps are conducted on All India basis to bring out the leadership qualities in cadets. There are four Advance Leadership Camps (ALC), one each for SD, JD, SD Naval Wing Boys and SW Girls. Three Basic Leadership Camps are held, one each for SD Boys, SW and JW Girls.
  • Vayu Sainik Camp 
    This Centrally Organised Camp is organised for Air Wing Cadets. 600 cadets (420 boys+180 girls) from all Directorates attend the camp.
  • Nau Sainik Camp 
    This is held every year at Naval Base Vishakhapatnam. 560 cadets (400 boys +160 girls) from all Directorates attend the camp.
  • Rock Climbing Training Camps (RCTC)
    Eight rock climbing camps are held each year to expose the cadets to the basics of elementary rock climbing and to inculcate spirit of adventure amongst cadets. Four of these camps are held at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh and other four camps at Neyyardam near Trivandrum in Kerala.
  • National Integration Camps (NIC) 
    These camps are conducted on All India basis and help bridge the cultural gap among various States of India. In addition, There are five special NICs conduced at Leh, Nagrota (J&K), Chakabama (NCR), Lakshadweep and Port Blair.
  • Thal Sainik Camp ( TSC)
    Two concurrent TSCs are conducted at RD Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt every year. i.e. S D / JD boys and SW / JW girls. 640 Boy and 640 Girls cadets take part in this camps.
  • Republic Day Camp (RDC) 
    • NCC Republic Day Camp is the culmination of all NCC Training activities. RDC is held at Garrison Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt from 01 to 29 Jan. 1850 selected NCC Cadets from all States & Union Territories attend the Camp. The Camp is inaugurated by the Vice President of India and culminates with Prime Minister’s Rally on 27 Jan.
    • During the camp visit of Raksha Mantri, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Minister Delhi, three Service Chiefs and various State Ministers/VIPs are also organised.
    • During the RDC, various competitions are conducted amongst the17 NCC Directorates to decide the Champion Directorate for award of Prime Minister’s Banner. Competitions are keenly contested in various events such as National Integration Awareness, Drill, Line & Flag Area, Cultural items, Best Cadet of Senior Division (Boys) and Senior Wing (Girls) in each Service – Army, Navy & Air. Aero modelling and Ship modelling are also conducted during RDC.

Some Advantages to NCC Cadets

  • An excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the services.
  • A chance of a lifetime to get trained in scores of adventure activities.
  • A training ground for acquiring iron-will and impeccable discipline.
  • Participation in dedicated teams in service to the nation.
  • Hundreds of Scholarships to those who excel in all activities, ranging from academics to adventure.
  • Opportunity to travel abroad.
  • No military service liability
  • A cadet holding C certificate in B grade gets entitled to apply for direct commission in the defence services.
  • A cadet holding B or C certificate can aspire to be enrolled in uniformed posts by PSC
  • Preferential advantage in seeking admissions in professional course at all India level.

NCC Websites
http://nccindia.nic.in/
http://www.keralancc.org/