NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC)
The British government desired to impart army training to students of Indian universities so that they may get good officers for their forces. In view of this they started university training corps (UTC) which later on during 1925 was changed into universities officers training corps. However, this organization has its limited sphere and only limited number of students took part in its activities.
During 2nd World war it was noticed that university officers training corps could not fulfill its missions. Considering this and to impart training to youth in future. The government of India appointed a National Corps Committee during 1946 under the chairmanship of Pt. Hradaya Nath Kunjru. This committee deeply studied developing countries army training to youth in the world and during March 1947 submitted a detailed report to government of India, accepted recommendation of committee and prepared a bill. This bill was passed during April 1948 by the Parliament and National Cadet Corps act was made. Was made under this act the NCC was opened in Schools and Colleges.
To widen the scope of the NCC training, a girls division in 1949, Air Wing in 1952, Navy wing during 1952 were established.
During 1960, NCC Rifles was established to impart NCC training to maximum number of students and after 1962 (Chinese aggression), during July 1963 NCC was made compulsory to all the healthy students of colleges/Universities. The college has a unit of the National Service Scheme. In this, 51 NCC Cadets’ are enrolled as volunteers every academic session.
OBJECTIVES OF THE NCC
- Reach out the maximum youth through various institutions.
- Instill spirit of secularism and united India by organizing national integration camps all over the country.
- Make NCC as an important part of the society.
- To develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, outlook, spirit of adventure and the ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the country.
- To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.