The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is an Indian youth organization that attempts to instill in young individuals character, discipline, leadership, and a sense of service. It is one of the world’s largest uniformed youth groups and is run by the Ministry of Defense.
Aim of NCC
- 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, air and navy forces.
NCC units are popular in schools and colleges throughout India. These modules allow students to participate in a variety of activities such as drill, physical training, social service, adventure training, and more. Participation in camps, cultural activities, and community development projects is also available at NCC. Students that join the NCC can gain vital life skills, develop leadership skills, and contribute to the community. The NCC unit (Army Wing) at Akal University was established in the session 2021-22 and the Navy wing started from the session 2023-24. Till now Akal University has 50 cadets (10 SD 40 SW) in the Army Wing and 17 (7 SD 10 SW) cadets in the Navy wing of NCC. Since then, it has participated in numerous social activities, competitions, and awareness initiatives.
Total training period for SD and SW is 3 years with an extension of 1 year permissible on exceptional condition. Every cadet has to undergo service training for a period of at least 4 hours per week during the training year. Every cadet has undergone service training for a minimum period of 75% of total hours during the annual college. Every cadet, who has completed one full year of training and is in his (second year), attends an annual training camp of 9–10 days to fulfill the eligibility for certificate exam.
Certificates And Examination
There are 3 Certificates in NCC. Below describes about it from lower value to higher value:-
- Certificate – A (at school level): It can be written by JD/ JW cadets of NCC, cadets of class 8 & 9. After passing those classes, it can’t be obtained.
- Certificate – B: It can be written by SD / SW cadets of NCC, cadets after class 10 or those studying for +3 (degree). In the second year of training they can appear for the same.
- Certificate – C: It is the most important certificate for NCC cadets. Now it can be written in the 3rd year of training, in the 3rd year of degree course/those having ‘B’ certificate, can write it in the first year after his +2 and in the 1st year of degree by SD / SW cadets only.
These certificates are awarded as grading of (1) ‘A’ grade, (2) ‘B’ grade, (3) ‘C’ grade.
List Of NCC Activities
Throughout the year, various camps are organized to train cadets in all fields. These activities are as follows:
- Republic Day Camp (RDC)
- Prime Minister’s Rally
- Combined Annual Training Camps (CATC)
- National Integration Camp (NIC)
- Advance leadership course
- Army Attachment Camp
- Hiking and Trekking Camps
- Thal Sainik Camp (TSC)
- Nau Sainik Camp (NSC)
- All India Yachting Regetta (AIYR)
- Rock Climbing Camps (RCC)
- Youth Exchange Programme
Social Service And Community Development
- Adventure Based Learning
- Mountaineering Expeditions
- All India Trekking Expedition
- Camel Safari
- Para Basic Course
- Cycle and Motor Cycle Rallies
- Sailing Expedition
- Sea Sorties
- NCC National Games
- All India GV Mavlankar Shooting Competition
- Equestrian Events
- Jawaharlal Nehru Cup Hockey Tournament
- Subroto Cup Football Tournament
- Sailing Regatta is conducted every year at INS Chilka in Odisha.
Scholarships And Awards
NCC cadets have an opportunity to get scholarship from various schemes.
- Scholarships by CWS- (250 Nos)
- Best cadet awards – 02 Nos
- Sahara Scholarships – 1016 Nos
- 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
- SSC in Army (NCC Special Entry Scheme)
- COAST GUARD
- AIR FORCE (Airman)
- Border Security Force
- Central Reserve Police
- Central Industrial Security Force
- Indo Tibetian Border Police
- Benefit in academia
- Reliance security
The uniqueness of NCC lies in its focused training activity round the year through highly dedicated Armed Forces and NCC Cadre personnel to achieve laid down aims and objectives for youth empowerment. Unity and Discipline are foremost and the Nation Supreme in nurturing future leaders of the Country. NCC is an institution dedicated to creating ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’, encouraging them to discover their true calling, honing their abilities to pursue their dreams and foray into the world as empowered, responsible and true citizens. NCC empowers the youth with sound values and cherished ideals, offering a plethora of opportunities to excel in all walks of life and become worthy citizens of our great Nation.
Various Achievements of Akal University Cadets
- Six cadets were promoted to corporal and sergeant.
- Six of our cadets marched in the Republic Day Parade at Bathinda’s Multi Purpose Stadium in front of Chief Minister Bhagwant Maan.
- Our eight cadets marched in the Independence Day Parade at Bathinda’s Multi Purpose Stadium.
- Rashpal Kaur, a cadet, attended a mountaineering camp in Uttarakhand.
- Cadet Bhavandeep Kaur participated in a trekking camp in Pittoragarh.