NCC in India was formed in July 1948 with the National Cadet Crops Act. 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 never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a 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.
The National Cadets Corps is a Tri-Service (Army, Navy and Air Force) organization engaged in embellishing the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. It prepares cadets in School, Colleges and Universities. These Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. Apart from military training, NCC cadets also contribute to National Service as well as Awareness Programs from time to time to make the society aware
The motto of NCC indicates that all the cadets should be well disciplined. They must be united together as a team in all aspects irrespective of discrimination based on caste, religion, gender, language, race and social status.
“I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Cadet Crops. Further under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly.”
NCC Flag contains NCC Crest in gold in the middle, with the letters “NCC” encircled by a wreath of seventeen lotus with a background in Red, Blue and Light blue. Red depicts the Army, Deep Blue depicts the Navy and Light Blue depicts the Air Force. The seventeen lotuses represent the 17 State Directorates. “Unity of Discipline” (Ekta aur Anushasan) is written at the bottom of the NCC Flag.
Drill, shooting, Physical fitness, map reading, First aid, Gliding/Flying, boat pulling, sailing and camp training covering basic of military training in Army, Navy and Air Force. These trainings are mostly carried out in schools and colleges by the cadets. In addition, depending upon the type of service, basic knowledge of that service is imparted to the cadets gliding, powered flying for Air Wing cadets and boat pulling, sailing for Naval Wing cadets form part of institutional training. These activities comprise approximately 50% of the entire syllabus.
This is the most imp aspect of NCC Training and hence great emphasis on institutional training is to be given. State DDG’s to issue comprehensive instructions on organizing the Institutional Training at GP / Unit level.
Following actions will be taken to improve the standard of Trg.
Cadets must be made to understand the aim and purpose of teaching drill, so that they are suitably motivated and do not take it as “fatigue”. Emphasis will be laid on correct bearing, marching, saluting and arms drill. Inter-squad competitions may be organized to create interest.
Cadets generally take keen interest in wpntrg and firing. Units must liaise with nearby Service and Para-Military Units to ensure that all cdts get an opportunity to fire their authorized amn. Use of firing simulators may be made to optimize trg efforts where possible.
Adventure activities have been incorporated in NCC training with the aim of inculcating and strengthening leadership traits amongst the cadets. These activities in NCC can be broadly divided into the following.
The participation in camps is compulsory for appearing in NCC examination. Major NCC camps are as under:
The eligibility conditions and the general procedure for the conduct of the Certificate Examination for Cadets of Senior and Junior Division / Wings NCC (All wings) have been issued by this HQ from time to time. The aim of this Directive is to consolidate all such instruction and revise these, where necessary.
The type of Certificate Examination and the unit in which these are held are given below:
1. Cadet must have passed ‘B’ certificate.
2. The Cadet must be in second/third year of SD/SW NCC Training
3. The Cadet must have attended a minimum of 75% of the periods of 3rd year syllabus during the academic session.
4. Break in the NCC Service of the SD/SW Cadet prior to appearing in the exam should not exceed more than 18 months at one time, after his discharge to count his previous service for Certificate ‘C’ examination. In case the break exceeds 18 months, the following procedure will be adopted.
“If he had been on the Unit rolls for a minimum of two years before his discharge and had attended 75% of the total period during his NCC service, he will need another 45 periods of training to become eligible for Certificate ‘C’ examination. In all other cases where above conditions are not fulfilled, the Cadet must attend a minimum of 75% periods of the first and second year of training.”
5. Must have attended two Camp.
A total of 100 seats are available in M.L.K.P.G. College for NCC ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate. In the past few years the cadets of the college under the leadership of their Associate NCC Officers Dr. M. D. Gujarati, Dr. P. P. Singh, Dr. S. C. Sharma, Major (Dr.) O. P. Singh and Lt. (Dr.) Raghvendra Singh, carrying out the motto of NCC, ‘Unity and Discipline’ and the dictum of the college, ‘Sheel Vritt Phalam Shrutam’, have made many dashing performances. Many Cadets are engaged in the service of “Maa Bharati” by joining the army. While the cadets surprising everyone by presenting the parade on 15th August and 26th January with confidence and enthusiasm and tremendous coordination, they are always ready to serve the people at the time of any calamity in the district. In the extreme circumstances of the global pandemic Covid-19, the NCC cadets of the college, coordinating with the District Administration distributed Ration, helped in the Packing of Ration along with providing the facility of buses for the labourers being brought by the trains and standing outside the banks, made an unprecedented contribution and distributed hand sanitizer and self-made masks. For this out of Twelve ‘Chief Minister’s Medals’(06 Gold/06 Silver), three Medals (01 Gold+02 Silver) were awarded by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to NCC cadets Under Officers Kshama Mishra, Kanchan Srivastava and Sahiba Khan. For the outstanding work in the session 2021-22 NCC Under Officer Sneha Singh received the Chief Minister’s Silver Medal as well as Under Officer Markandey Mishra, being an excellent Cadet, was invited directly from the entire Battalion for training in the special camp at IMA Deharadun. Recently in the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ Camp held in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh from 24 August to 4th September 2022, NCC cadet Chhavi Chaturvedi was awarded medal and certificate for being the best cadet.
Under the good guidance of Mahavidyalaya Management Committee and under the agile guidance of the Principal Prof. J.P. Pandey, the cadets will create a history by fully dedicating in the service of the Nation.
After assuming the responsibility of Caretaker Officer on 20th July 2019, Lt. (Dr.) Devendra Kumar Chauhan, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Education, trained at ‘Officers Training Academy Nagpur (Maharashtra)’on 25th October 2021, is currently performing the responsibility of Associate NCC Officer.