NATIONAL CADET CORPS
National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a premier youth organisation which functions directly under the Ministry of Defence. It functions at a National level to train the young boys and girls to be better citizens and future leaders of our country.
Inception & Growth of NCC
The NCC has its genesis in the University Corps (UC) which was created under the Indian Defence Act, 1917, with the objective of making up the shortages in the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the University Corps was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC). In 1942, the UTC was renamed as the University Officers’ Training Corps (UOTC). A Committee under Pandit H N Kunzru was set up in 1946 at the behest of the first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The recommendations of this Committee paved the way for the formation of NCC. Thus, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) came into existence on 15 July 1948 under the National Cadet Corps Act (No.XXXI of 1948) enacted by the Parliament.
In 1949, the Girls Division was raised in order to give equal opportunities to school and college going girls. The NCC was given an inter-service image in 1950. when the Air Wing was added, followed by the Naval Wing in 1952. In the same year, the NCC curriculum was extended to include community development / social service activities as a part of the NCC syllabus at the behest of Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who took keen interest in the growth of the NCC.
Aims of NCC
- To develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and the ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the country.
- To create a human resource of organised, trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life and be always 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.
The motto of NCC is “Unity and Discipline”. ‘Unity’ implies our basic oneness, the brotherhood of all the Indian people regardless of their caste, colour or creed. Likewise, ‘Discipline’ is the very bedrock on which any nation is founded. It is for these reasons that “Unity and Discipline” has been adopted as motto of the NCC.
NCC in Sree Kerala Varma College
Our College has two NCC Units. 24 Kerala Bn. NCC for Boys and 7 Kerala Girls Bn. NCC for girls. Both these units are attached to the Army Wing and have an authorised strength of 108 cadets each. There are two Asociate NCC Officers (ANOs) in the college, one for each of the battalions.
1. Saratchandran A. Divakaran, Lieutenant (Dept. of Botany)
2. Chithra P.S, Lieutenant (Dept. of English)