About NCC

The NCC in India was formed as a consequence the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948 The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC had never come up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be envisaged, which could train more young men in a far better way, even during peace times. A committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a National level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence.
During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organised camps to assist the ordinance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to capture the enemy perpetrator. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil Defence authorities and actively took part in rescue work and traffic control. After the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just being the second line of defence, NCC syllabus laid a greater stress on developing leadership qualities and Officer-like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth-management.
 The National Cadet Corpos is headed by a Director General, an Army Officer of the rank of Lieutanant General, who is responsible for the functioning of the National Cadet Corps in the country through the National Cadet Corps Headquarters situated at Delhi. At the State Level, the country has been divided into 17 Directorates encompassing all States and Union Territories.

  1. Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
  2. Bihar & Jharkhand
  3. Delhi
  4. Gujarat Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  5. Jammu & Kashmir
  6. Karnataka & Goa
  7. Kerala & Lakshdweep
  8. Maharashtra
  9. Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh
  10. Odisha
  11. North East Region (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura)
  12. Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh
  13. Rajasthan
  14. Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar
  15. Uttar Pradesh
  16. Uttarakhand
  17. West Bengal & Sikkim

Each of the State National Cadet Corps Directorate Headquarters controls two to fourteen Group Headquarters. While Directorates are commanded by Brigadiers or their equivalents, the Groups are commanded by Colonels or equivalents from the Air Force and the Navy, NCC Units are commanded by Lieutenant Colonels / Colonels or their equivalents. Every unit has two divisions namely Senior and Junior.



NCC Certificate Examination

After successful completion of the training offered by the NCC, a cadet is entitled to appear for ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate examinations. Each cadet has to attend a minimum of one of the annual training camps in addition to 75% attendance to qualify  for ‘B’, and 'C' certificate examinations held at the end of 2nd ,  3rd year of NCC respectively. It however necessary mention that the upper age limit for admission to NCC is 24 years.

NCC Scholarship Scheme:

SAHARA INDIA PARIWAR: An annual Sahara scholarship scheme of Rs. 1 Crore to be given out as scholarships per annum to NCC cadets has been instituted by the Sahara Group.
  • Rs.6000 each for 570 cadets of Junior Division/Wing
  • Rs.12,000 each for 380 cadets of Senior Division/Wing
  • Rs.30,000 each for 66 cadets for Higher studies
Eligibility:
Junior Division / Wing:
  • (a) Minimum 65% marks in Class VIII, IX and X.
  • (b) 5% bonus marks given to SC/ST/OBC candidates.
  • (c) One year in NCC in 8th, 9th or l0m class.
  • (d) Should have 80% attendance in NCC.
Senior Division / Wing:
  • (a) Should have passed class XII in preceding two years.
  • (b) Completed at least one year of NCC in SD/SW.
  • (c) 5% bonus marks to be given to SC/ST/OBC candidates.
  • (d) Should have 80% attendance in NCC.
  • (e) Should have obtained minimum following marks :-
    • (i) Science - 65%
    • (ii) Commerce - 60%
    • (iii) Arts - 55%
Higher Study:
  • (a) Should have passed class XII in preceding two years.
  • (b) Marks of class XII to form the basis of merit.
  • (c) Should have done 2 years of NCC.
  • (d) Should have 80% attendance in NCC.
  • (e) Admitted to any of the following professional course recognized by Govt/UGC :-
    • (i) Engineering
    • (ii) Medical
    • (iii) Hotel Management
    • (iv) Business Administration
    • (v) Fashion Designing
    • (vi) Journalism
    • (vii) Mass Media
    • (viii) MBA
It also facilitates the best cadets and second best cadets of each NCC group with a cash award of Rs.3,500 each and Rs.2,500 each respectively.
All cadets have to apply through the respective NCC unit.

Cadet Welfare Society:

The scheme of NCC cadet welfare society was introduced in February 1985. The society provides financial relief up to Rs.3,00,000 to cadets in case of death or 100% permanent disability during organized NCC high risk activities and Rs.2.5 lakh for normal activities. Reimbursement is made up to Rs.1.75 lakh for specialized treatment, 20% additional relief for the cadet with 100% disability, if recommended constant medical attendance. Reimbursement up to Rs.1,50,000 is made towards specialized treatment in case of injury which is totally cured.

Job Opportunities through NCC:


Defence Services: Vacancies resaved for commission in the defence services for “N.C.C. – C” certificate holders:

  • (a) Army - IMA Dehradun - 64 vacancies for every course through UPSC and SSB interview.
  • (b) OTA Chennai - 100 vacancies every year for short service commission (Non Tech), no UPSC examination only SSB interview.
  • (c) Navy - 6 vacancies per course, no UPSC exam only SSB interview. Two years age relaxation for NCC 'C' certificate holders.
  • (d) Indian Air Force - 10% in all courses including flying training course, no UPSC exam only SSB interview.
  • (e) For soldier category, sailors or air men 5-10 bonus marks awarded for recruitment.
  • (f) 20% vacancies reserved for girl cadets in OTA Chennai.

General Services:

  • (a) Paramilitary forces - 2-10 bonus marks awarded for recruitment.
  • (b) Department of telecommunications - bonus marks awarded for recruitment.
  • (c) NCC - civilian gliding instructors/girl cadet instructors/ whole time lady officers.
  • (d) State Government - preference for state services in certain states.
  • (e)Industry - many industries give preference to NCC 'C' certificate holders for various jobs.

NCC Song

HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI, HUM SAB BHARATIYA HAI APNI MANZIL EK HAI,
HA HA HA EK HAI, HO HO HO EK HAI,
HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI

KASHMIR KI DHARTI RANI HAI, SARTAJ HIMALAY HAI
SADIYON SE HAMNE ISKO APNE KHOON SE PALA HAI
DESH KI RAKSHA KI KHATIR, HUM SHAMSHEER UTHA LENGE
HUM SHAMSHEER UTHA LENGE

BHIKRE BHIKRE TARE HAI HUM LEKIN JILMIL EK HAI
HA HA HA HA EK HAI, HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI
MANDIR GURDWARE BHI HAI YAHAN, AUR MASZID BHI HAI YAHAN
GIRJA KA GHADIYAL KAHIN MULLA KI KANKHI HAI AJHA
EK HI APNA RAM HAI, EK HI ALLAH THALA HAI
EK HI ALLAH THALA HAI

RANG BIRANGE DEEPAK HAI HUM, LEKIN MAHAFIL EK HAI
HA HA HA EK HAI, HO HO HO EK HA
HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI, HUM SAB BHARTIYA HAI

An Official Song of the NCC titled "Kadam Mila Ke Chal" was adopted in 1963. This was, however, changed to the current NCC Song titled "Ham Sabh Bhartiya Hain" in Oct 1982. "Ham Sabh Bhartiya Hain"

Sudarshan Faakir