The National Cadet Crops (NCC) has its genesis in the ‘University Corps,’ which was created under the Defense Act, 1917 with the object to make up the shortage of the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, ‘University Corps’ was replaced by the ‘University Officer Training corps (UTC)’ in 1942, the UTC was renamed as organization at National level to train the young boys and girls to be better citizens and future leader of our great country in all walks of life, including Defense forces, was, rightly realized by our leaders. A committee under Mr. HN Kunzru was set up in 1946 at the directives of our first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The NCC came into existence on 16 th July, 1948 under the NCC Act XXXVI of 1948 under the ministry of defense (MOD)..
In 1954 they existing tricolor flag was introduced. The three colors in the flag depict the three services of the Corps, red for the Army. Deep blue for the Navy and light blue for the air Force. The letter NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus Give the flag a colorful look and a distinct each lotus represents one NCC Directorate (DTE).
The aims of NCC as approved by MOD in March 2001 are as under
The motto of the NCC is ‘Unity and Discipline’ which was adopted on 23 rd Dec 1957 in living up to its motto, the NCC strives to be and is one of the greatest cohesive forces of our nation, bringing together the youth hailing from different parts of our country and molding the into united, secular and disciplined citizens of our nation.
A unit of 50 cadets has been functioning since the establishment of the college.
ANO Captain Nalini Pradnyasurya From 2002
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