The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is the youth wing of Armed Forces which is engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. Students joins the NCC on voluntary basis and cadets are given basic military training in small arms and drill. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Wing, with its headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India.
The NCC in India was formed under the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. Earlier it was the ‘University Corps’, which was created under the Indian Defense Act 1917, with the objective to make up for the shortage in the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the ‘University Corps’ was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC). During Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 & Bangladesh-Pakistani war of 1971, NCC cadets were the second line of defense. They organized camps to assist ordnance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front and 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.
At KIET Group of institution a N.C.C. Army wing company of 60 boy cadets has been established under the 35 UP Battalion. To strengthen the idea of Youth development, Institute is offering NCC as a proficiency course from 1st year to Final Year. Institute strongly supports financially and morally to all the activities of NCC being held in the Institute. While pursuing the course, NCC cadets undergo different training programs as Drill, Shooting, Physical fitness, map reading, First aid, basic military training in Army. Cadets can also participate in youth exchange program to increase international understanding and bolster awareness.
The ‘Aims’ of the NCC laid out in 1988 have stood the test of time and continue to meet the requirements expected of it in the current socio–economic scenario of the country. The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained, and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. The NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces
Motto: Unity and Discipline (Ekta aur Anushasan)
Pledge: We the cadet of the National Cadet Corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the Unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizen of our Nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings.
B certificate examination can be written by SD/SW cadets of NCC, cadets after class 10 & those studying for +2, +3 (degree). In the second year of training, they can appear for the same. The candidate must have attended a minimum 75% of total training periods laid down in the syllabus for the first & second years of SD/SW NCC (All Wings). He/she must have attended one Annual Training Camp/National integrity Camp. Cadets possessing 'A' certificate will be awarded 10 bonus marks.
It is the most important certificate for NCC cadet. 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. The candidate must be possessing, a 'B' certificate, must have attended two ATCs or one ATC and in addition to it RD Camp Delhi, Centrally Organized Camp, Para Training Camp, Attachment Training with service units, National Integration Camp, Youth Exchange Programme.
Various benefits of undergoing NCC at the University are as follows:
For Short Service Commission
Including flying training courses
Scholarships for cadets passing 10 + 2 or equivalent examination admitted in professional courses recognized by the Government and UGC viz Engineering, Medical, Business Administration, Hotel Management etc and fulfilling the laid down eligibility criteria. Sixty six scholarships of Rs 30,000/- each will be awarded for one year common for Boys and Girls. Distribution of these scholarships between various States and Union Territories will be based on the number of NCC Groups per State/ UT.