The National Cadet Corps (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय कैडेट कोर) is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis.
The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948. The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British Government 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. 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.
Career opportunities in NCC
Other Incentives for NCC Cadets at a Glance
For Commission in Defence Forces :
(a) Vacancies reserved for commission in Defence Forces for NCC C Certificate Hoders:
(i) Army - 64 every year for IMA. Dehradun through UPSC and SSB interview. 100 in Officer Training Academy (OTA), Chennai for Short Service Commission Non-Technical No UPSC Exam, only SSB every year.
(ii) Navy - 6 percourse. No UPSC Exam, only SSB interview. Two years age relaxation for NCC C Certificate holders.
(iii) IAF - 10% in all course including flying training courses. No UPSC Exam, only SSB.
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