NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC)
NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC)
Capt. Dr. S.P. Shende
36, MAH. BN. NCC, Pune
Introduction of NCC wing in the College: National Cadet Corps aims at developing character and comradeship, as well as keenness for service and capacity for leadership in the youth. It provides military training to the youth and builds a ready reserve, which the Armed Forces could easily make use of in times of national emergency. There are a number of incentives that motivate students to become cadets. Besides being additional merit while seeking to join the forces or taking up other jobs, NCC also motivates cadets to perform to their best by offering scholarships, cash awards, prizes, medals, trophies, etc.
NCC includes in the youth a sense of nationalism and secular outlook that contributes towards the building of the nation. It also provides a platform for individual uplifting through the process of channelizing the energy of the youth in constructive detection. It helps the youth to realize the intimate relationship between man and the community, between community and nature, and their inter dependability. NCC is a voluntary organization for students of schools and colleges. NCC trains the cadets to become responsive individuals, sensitive to the needs of the community. It aims at developing a new work culture characterized by hard work, sincerity of the purpose, and the ideals of selfless service with a secular outlook.
National Cadet Corps was established in 1968 in Shri Shyam Mandir Mahavidyalaya run by Akhil Bhartiya Maratha Shikshan Parishad’s Pune under 36 Maharashtra Battalion Pune-05. The college has an N.C.C. unit consisting of a boys and Girls unit attached to the 36 Maharashtra Battalion with 1 platoon and a strength of 50 cadets (33 Boys & 17 Girls). The Shri Shahu Mandir Mahavidyalaya NCC unit organized various social, cultural, and environmental awareness programs, Blood donation, Tree Plantation, Election duty, Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan, Yoga day, Ganapati Visarjan, Anti-drug rally, AIDS rally, Traffic safety rally, Pulse polio, etc.
Brief History of NCC: The NCC in India was formed in 1948. A committee headed by H. N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and universities at a national level. The soldier youth foundation Act was accepted by the Governor General, and on the 15th of July 1950, the soldier youth foundation came into existence. Senior Wing (SW) Cadets of the NCC during Republic Day Preparations. In 1949, the Girls Division was formed in order to provide 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.
During the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 & Bangladesh-Pakistani war of 1971, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organized camps to assist ordnance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to capture enemy paratroopers. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil defense authorities and actively took part in rescue works and traffic control.
NCC Motto: The motto of NCC was adopted on December 23, 1957, as:“ UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”.
NCC Pledge / Oath: “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 Symbol / Flag:
|The NCC Flag was introduced in 1951. It was modified in 1954. The present one is a tri-color flag in red, blue, and light blue, with the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag. Red for the Army, Deep Blue for the Navy, and Light Blue for the Air Force, represents the inter-services character of the Corps. The letters NCC are encircled by a wreath of seventeen lotus representing the seventeen State Directorates.|
NCC Day: The NCC was formed on 15 July 1948. However, NCC Day is observed on the last Sunday of November throughout the country because on that day in 1949.
- To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the Youth of the Country.
- 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
- To Provide a Suitable Environment to Motivate the Youth to Take Up a Career in the Armed Forces.
Objectives of NCC:
- To fulfill the requirements expected in the latest socio-economic scenario in India.
- To develop character, discipline, comradeship, secular outlook, ideals of selfless services and adventure spirits amongst large numbers of young citizens.
- To create a pool of trained, organized and motivated youth with various leadership qualities in every walk of their life and serve the Nation irrespective of the career they choose.
- To provide a sound environment conducive to motivating large numbers of young people of India to join the armed forces.
Training Camps: Different camps are organized by DG NCC on the national, level state level, and group level.
- Combined Annual Training Camp (ATC)
- Basic Leadership Camp (BLC)
- Advanced Leadership Camp (ALC)
- Pre-Republic Day Camp (Pre-RDC)
- Republic Day Camp (RDC)
- Independence Day Camp (IDC)
- National Integration Camp
- Basic Leadership Camp (BLC)
- Mountaineering Camp
- Social-National Integration Camp (SNIC)
- Youth Exchange Programme (YEP)
- Scuba Diving Camp
- Trekking Camp
- Army Attachment Camp (AAC)
- Shooting Camp (Malvankar Shooting Camp)
- Eak Bharat Shresht Bharat Camp (EBSB)
- Thal Sainik Camp (TSC)
- Rock Climbing Camps (RCC
Benefits of NCC:
- Academic Benefits: SPPU University offers additional marks to NCC cadets.
- 2% marks are given to NCC cadets by MAH University.
- 1% marks are given for admission in medical college.
- 10 Seats are reserved for admission in Engineering College.
- Admission to polytechnic college 15 vacancy is reserved for NCC cadets.
- 5% reservation for Gp ‘C’ & ‘D’ post (State Govt /undertaking)
- 5 marks for B cert and 5 marks for C cert exam passed.
- 2 extra credits for B and C cert
- CATC camp 1 credit extra in a year
- RDC & TSC 4 credit extra
- Any National Camp 2 credit extra
- Employment Benefits:
- SSC in Army (NCC Special Entry Scheme)
- COAST GUARD
- AIR FORCE (Airman)
- Indian Navy
- Border Security Force
- Central Reserve Police
- Central Industrial Security Force
- Indo Tibetian Border Police
- Reliance Security
- Maharashtra Police
- C.C ‘C’ certificate with ‘B Grading’ holder cadets directly appear for SSB in Indian Army as Commissioned officers.
- NCC cadets are given preference in the enrollment of soldiers. (No written exam for C Cert holders of NCC & for B Cert 10 bonus marks )
- ‘B’ & ‘C’ certificate holders are given preference in state police service. (B cert 3 marks and 5 marks for C cert holders)
Scholarship Benefits: Various types of policies are available for NCC careers
- Scholarships by CWS
- Best cadet awards
- Sahara Scholarships
- Raksha Mantri Padak
- Raksha Mantri Commendation Card
- Governor’s Gold Medal
- Governor’s Silver Medal
- Chief Minister’s Gold Medal
- Chief Minister’s Silver Medal
- DG Commendation Card
Selection process in NCC: Total NCC is of three years and can be extended by one year. The selection process in NCC starts from the first week of July. The selection of students to get into NCC is under 36 Maharashtra Battalion who complete the physical test, clear the written examination and qualify for the personal interview successfully. Only those candidates who clear all the tests and get the highest marks in all the tests are selected for NCC of the college under the 36 MAH BN NCC Pune. Every cadet in the NCC is expected to attend at least two camps during one’s tenure to complete the Training Syllabi.
The following NCC Officers have dynamically commanded the NCC of the college since 1968 with excellence.
|Sr. No.||Rank||Name of ANO||Year|
|1||CTO||KASHID N A||1968-1969|
|2||LT||KAPASE R G||1969-1972|
|3||CTO||KHALADKAR S T||1972-1973|
|4||CTO||JADHAV L G||1973-1974|
|5||MAJ||BATULE B T||1974-1996|
|6||CAPT||AKOLKAR C R||1996-2008|
|7||CAPT||SHENDE S P||2008-Onwards|