The Indian Parliament passed the National Cadet Corps Act in 1948, thus creating the National Cadet Corps (NCC). The motto of the NCC is Unity and Discipline. The Aims of the National Cadet Corps are;
• To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular out look, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens.
• To create a human resource of organised, trained and activated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces and always available for the service of the nation
The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps which was established by the British in 1942. During the 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 times. A committee headed by Pundit H.N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organisation to be established in schools and colleges in a National level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 16th July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence. During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organised camps to assist the ordnance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used a patrol parties to capture the enemy para-troopers. The NCC cadets also worked hand in hand with the Civil Defence authorities and actively took part in rescue work and traffic control. After the 1965 & 1971 Indo-Pak wars the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than being the second line of defence, NCC syllabus laid a greater stress on developing qualities of leadership and Officer-like qualities. The military training which the NCC cadets received was reduced and greater importance was given to other areas like social service and youth-management.
The NCC is open to all regular students of schools and colleges on a voluntary basis. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service. It has been divided into four divisions (they are not similar to the Army divisions). The first two divisions are; the Senior Division for college boys and the Junior Division for school boys. The college cadets and the school cadets are trained differently. A single battalion of the NCC, can have companies of the Senior Division and troops of the Junior Division.
A platoon in the 'present arms' position
The Senior Division is organised into three wings for the Army, Navy and the Air Force and has a strength of 365,000 cadets, while the Junior Division has a strength of 658,000. The Senior Division units are known as Companies. The company is usually stationed at a college, which is under the command of a lecturer who received formal Army training and is known as an Associated NCC Officer (ANO).
A Senior Division company has a maximum of 160 cadets enrolled. Soldiers serving in Army regiments are sent to NCC battalions for two years to train NCC cadets. Each Senior Division company is assigned with a JCO and an NCO to give training. The Junior Division units are known as troops and are located in the various schools, which are under the command of a teacher who has received Army training. Each Junior Division troop is also assigned a JCO and an NCO to give training to the cadets.
The second two divisions are; the Senior Wing for college girls and Junior Wing for school girls. The girls receive their training in the signaling and medical side of the Army. They also focus on physical training, drill, driving & maintenance of vehicles, signaling duties and first aid. The NCC has separate girls units. Strength of the SW and JW are 69,000 and 73,000 respectively.
The Ranks of Associated NCC Officers (ANO) in colleges and schools;
Cadets who join the NCC are also given ranks according to their merit and seniority. The ranks are similar in all the Divisions. The cadet rankings only extend up to the level of NCO's and they need not salute each other (except coming to attention when standing before a Senior). The ranked cadets are known as Cadet NCO's.
Cadets who join the NCC are also given ranks according to their merit and seniority. The ranks are similar in all the Divisions. The cadet rankings only extend up to the level of NCO's and they need not salute each other (except coming to attention when standing before a Senior). The ranked cadets are known as Cadet NCO's. The Junior Division and Junior Wing do not have ranks above Sergeant Major. The Sergeant Major of a troop is known as a Troop Sergeant. During camps, ranks of Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) and Regimental Quarter-Master Sergeant (RQMS) are used.
Ranks in the NCC (Senior Division & Senior Wing);
• Senior Under Officer (one in a Company)
• Under Officer (three in a Company)
• Company Sergeant Major (one in a Company)
• Company Quarter Master Sergeant (one in a Company)
• Sergeant (three in a Company excluding the CSM and CQMS)
• Corporal (ten in a Company)
• Lance Corporal (fifteen in a Company)
There are two boys COY of each having 160 Cadets. First COY is known as 1/21(Arts) whose COY Commander is Lt P K Verma. The second COY is known as 2/21(Science & Commerce), whose COY Commander is Capt Anurag Mohan. It is a matter of proud that this year Major Anurag Mohan got the award of best NCC officer in U.P. State.
Two companies of the Girls NCC units of the college are running under the command of Dr. Vandana Sharma and Dr. Beenam Saxena. A large number of cadets have been participating in various State and National level camps and have won various awards. Like previous years a large number of cadets of this college have successfully completed their B and C level examination.
Cadets donated their blood for IMA Blood Bank. Cadets also planted more than 200 plants. U/O Vipin Deep Kaur and U/O Anshu Singh were awarded first and second best Cadets respectively in U.P. State. Four girl cadets participated in National Republic Day camp. In ATC 07 out of 09 awards were won by Bareilly College. U/O Pawan Kumar was selected for Thal Sena Camp. Forteen Cadets were sent to Army Attachment Camp.