The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its head Quarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis.The National Cadet Corps in India are 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 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 times. 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.
During the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, NCC cadets were the second line of defence. They organised camps to assist the ordinance factories, supplying arms and ammunition to the front, and also were used as patrol parties to capture the enemy paratroopers. 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 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars the NCC syllabus was revised. Rather than just 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 National Cadet Corpos is headed by a Director General, an Army Officer of the rank of Lieutanant General, who is responsible for the functioning of the National Cadet Corps in the country through the National Cadet Corps Headquarters situated at Delhi. At the State Level, the country has been divided into 17 Directorates covering all States and Union Territories. Each of the State National Cadet Corps Directorate Headquarters controls two to fourteen Group Headquarters. While Directorates are commanded by Brigadiers or their equivalents, the Groups are commanded by Colonels or equivalents from the Air Force and the Navy, NCC Units are commanded by Major/Lieutenant Colonel or their equivalents.
NCC at Annamalai University
National Cadet Corps in Annamalai University was started in 1949. The NCC of this university has a strong alumni base, most of them occupying coveted positions in many public services, educational, industrial, defence and research organizations all over the world. The NCC of our university has long record of meritorious contribution towards the Republic Day and Independence Day. NCC activities in our University have evoked much enthusiasm among the students. The Cadets are given basic military training in regular parades with necessary training aids. 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. At present, there are two (Army and Naval) wings in our university comprising of cadets who are actively indulging in all NCC activities to make our faculties, University and our Nation proud.
The NCC in Annamalai University has two units such as 4(TN) Composite Technical Coy, NCC (Army Wing- Senior Division) and 6 (TN) Battalion, NCC located at Annamalainagar. The Officer’s who are in charge of their respective platoon is called Associate NCC Officers (ANO’s) who are working as Associate Professors in Faculty Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Education.• NCC in Faculty of Engineering and Technology is subservient to 4(TN) Composite Technical Coy, NCC (Army Wing- Senior Division), Annamalainagar and this technical company which composes the Engineers platoon, Signal platoon and EME.
At present, there are Army and Naval wings in our University comprising of about 410 cadets who are actively indulging in all NCC activities to make our University and our Nation proud.•Faculty of Engineering and Technology (4(TN) CTC, NCC - Army Wing) – 200 Cadets
|Faculty of Enginering & Technology|
Army Wing• Engineers Platoon – Care Taker by Dr.T.Balamurali, Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering, FEAT Contact No.: 9894444419 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Signal Platoon – Capt.Dr. P.Ravichandran, Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, FEAT, Contact No.: 9443330140 Email: email@example.com
• EME Platoon – Capt. Dr.M.Seeman, Associate Professor in Manufacturing Engineering, FEAT, Contact No.: 9443673644 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Naval Wing - Sub Lt. P.Premkumar, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, FEAT. Contact No.: 9894977835 Email:email@example.com
|Faculty of Agriculture|
Army Wing• Capt. Dr. R.Kanagarajan, Associate Professor in Entomology, FA Contact No.: 984299666
|Faculty of Education|
Army Wing• Capt. Dr.R.Sevi, Assistant Professor in Physical Education, FE Contact No.: 9976110495