The National Cadet Corps (NCC) of Independent India was formally inaugurated on 15 July 1948.
NCC is the largest uniformed youth organization in the world. A unique organization that has enormous potential in ‘Nation Building’. The Organization through its multifarious innovative training curriculum provides opportunities to the motivated youth of the country for their all round development while inculcating in them the traits and qualities of leadership, self reliance, a sense of camaraderie and care for fellow citizens. The Corps represents ‘Unity in diversity’ and the spirit of a secular and united India with its motto of “Unity and Discipline”.
The NCC now has more than 13 lakh cadets in its roll which includes boy and girl cadets, in all three wings of NCC i.e. Army, Navy, Air Force.
Amity University Rajasthan has a very well build and energetic NCC unit raised under Fully Self Finance Scheme (FSFS) that has a total of 80 Senior Division vacancies for cadets to be enrolled in NCC (Army Wing) as Mixed NCC Unit concept with 33% for girls. The system of enrolling girls in the NCC boys Infantry Unit is termed as mixed unit concept. These cadets are Real Heroes of Amity University Rajasthan.
Aligning with National Education Policy 2020 and direction of University Grant Commission,
Amity University Rajasthan introduces National Cadet Corps (NCC) as a “General Elective Credit Course” under Choice Base Credit System (CBCS) courses of 24 credits score over six semesters in three years in all Under Graduate Courses (Bachelors Degree programs).
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 Corps. Further under the command of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly.
We, the cadets of the National Cadet Corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizens of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings.
For enrolment in the NCC the boys/girls must follow certain basic conditions as under:
A student can join the desired NCC unit only after qualifying the screening. The following procedure will be adopted:-
|(i)||1.6 km Running||
||60||2 Marks penalty for every 30 Second after the time.|
|(ii)||Written Test||1Hr||60||Written Test on General
Knowledge & Awareness.
|(iv)||Bonus Marks||10||Proficient in Sports events|
|(v)||Bonus Marks||10||Proficient in any Cultural activity.|
|Total||200||Merit list will be Prepared and on performance for selection.|
On enrolment in the NCC, a student is designated as a ‘Cadet’. Depending on seniority, efficiency, and proficiency in training, a cadet may be promoted to higher ranks. Suitable distinguishing signs are worn with uniform to indicate these ranks.
Senior Division/Wing - Lance Corporal, Corporal, Sergeant, Sergeant Major (CSM), Quarter Master Sergeant (QMS), Under Officer (UO), Senior Under Officer (SUO).
Senior Division - Khaki uniform, shirt and trouser, black boots, black belt, dark Green Beret with a red feather hackle.
Combat Uniform - Senior Division/Wing cadets are also authorized combat uniform while carrying out field duties.
The cadets are authorized to wear different Proficiency badges to indicate their attendance in various camps, course, and attachment with regular army units; Para jumps, and passing of various certificate examinations.
An NCC cadet once enrolled has certain duties and responsibilities unlike his/her peers in the institution. The duties and responsibilities are towards nation, society at large, his institution, NCC organization and to his fellow cadets too.
An NCC cadet by the very fact of being an active cadet has to shoulder extra responsibilities unlike his/her fellow classmates who are not members of NCC. His/Her responsibilities are nowhere written but obligatory as an outcome of his/her training. Thus, he or she fulfills the main aims of NCC i.e., becoming a potential leader with character qualities and responsible citizen. He/She has separate responsibilities to his NCC unit, Organisation, his institution, society at large and to the country. That includes active participation in social awareness initiatives, environmental issues, disaster relief, adventure and sports activities and other nation building efforts. It doesn’t end with his NCC training at his/her institution, but has to be carried forward to all the fields where he/she is going to be engaged in the future too. Thus, with the passage of time, country would have had past NCC cadets occupying leadership positions in all walks of life espousing the noble values and objectives of NCC.
Director General, NCC has given out a list of Cadets Commandant for all NCC cadets to follow in their life.
Training in NCC instills qualities like nationalism, patriotism, discipline, team spirit, spirit-de-corps, leadership and self confidence and promotes overall personality development. The Organization gives tremendous opportunities to all cadets for improvement, irrespective of caste, creed, religion or economic status.
The NCC provides exposures to the cadets in a wide range of training activities at State, National and International levels with a distinct emphasis on
The culmination of all training in the NCC is the conduct of various certificate examinations. Passing of these NCC certificate examinations is a must for the cadets, because it is this certificates that helps them to get various benefits while seeking employment in Armed Forces, Para Military Forces, Police or any other uniformed service. Private and Public sector Undertakings also prefer NCC Certificate holders for appointment to such post which require strength, endurance, courage, and a sense of Duty and Discipline.
Certificate ‘B’ and ‘C’ are applicable for SD/SW cadets after completion of two to three years of NCC training. Cadets who fail in less than two subjects or who were not able to appear in ‘C’ Certificate examination are given one additional chance to appear in the following year along with other cadets. No special supplementary or compartmental examinations, is held for them.
Eligibility conditions for ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate examinations are as under:
|Type of Exam||Year of Training||Min attendance in Institutional Training||Camp Attendance||Remarks|
|‘C’ Cert||03||75%||One ATC during 3rd Year or One Centrally organized Camp (SD/SW) or One DG NCC Course||Must possess
These incentives are announced from time to time both by the Central and State Governments.
These incentives are in the field of employment as well as academics and personal including medals, trophies, cash award etc. The best incentive being the vacancy reserved for ‘C’ certificate holder cadets for the commission as officer in the Armed Forces.
For ‘C’ Certificate Holders. Specific vacancies in the Army, Air Force and Navy are allotted for NCC ‘C’ certificate holders. For officers there is no UPSC written exams. After application, the cadet is called directly for SSB interview, which he/she has to clear before final selection as per the merit list. The following vacancies are reserved by each service as officers:-
a. Army. 100 seats per year at OTA for Men and 10% for Women
b. Navy. 06 seats per course
c. Air Force. 10% vacancies in all courses.
Financial aid and relief to cadets is provided by Cadet Welfare Society (CWS) to the cadet in case of any injury or, to the NOK in case of any fatality during NCC related activities. Details of the financial assistance are:-
|S.No||NCC Activities||Death Cases||Parmanent Disability||Temporary Disability|
|1||High Risk||5,00,000/-||Up to 5,00,000/-||Up to 1,75,000/-|
|2||Other Activities||4,50,000/-||Up to 4,50,000/-||Up to 1,75,000/-|
Preference is given by various state governments to the NCC ‘B’/ ‘C’ certificate holders for Recruitment in following departments:-