- The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on a 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.
- NCC changes cadets’ common college life to an adventurous and thrilling journey of 3 years, teaching them to push limits at every turn of life and to set priorities straight.
- It helps 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. It also provides a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.
- It also provides a Suitable Environment to Motivate the Youth to Take Up a Career in the Armed Forces.
- Helps to develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, the spirit of adventure, and ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the Country. NCC is a highly reputed body that is also a second line of defence. In India, many youngsters are trained in line with defence in case the need arises. If young students want to make it their career option, then being an NCC cadet holds a lot of weight. As they are directly associated with the ministry of defence.
- Under the regime of an exchange programme, there are a few selected students who get an opportunity to visit other countries and learn various things which are practised in other nations and exchange experiences with cadets who happen to come to India from foreign lands.
- There are a total of 32 seats which are set aside for cadets who hold NCC certificates provided they have scored 50% in graduation with at least a B grade in C level examination. If all this suffices, then they are eligible for SSC without even qualifying for a CDS written exam. All they have to do is clear the SSB interview.
Activities in NCC are categorized as under: -
(a) Institutional Training
(b) Camp Training
(c) Attachment Training (Service Unit)
(d) Air wing Training
(e) Naval wing Training
(f) Social Service and Community Development Activities.
(g) Youth Exchange Program
(h) Conduct of Republic Day Camp
(i) Career Counselling and Personality Development.
(j) Remount & Veterinary Unit Training.
(k) Conduct of Certificate Examinations.
(l) Conduct of Adventure Activities.