The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. IT is a Tri-Services Organization comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth – ‘The Leaders of Tomorrow’ – into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The genesis of the NCC can be traced back to the First World War when the British created the University Corps as the second line of defense and to have a large pool of trained youth available for employment into the Armed Forces.
After independence the present day NCC under the Ministry of Defense came into existence on 16 Apr 1948 through NCC act XXXI, 1948. In 1950 Air Wing was added on 01 Apr with one Air squadron each at Bombay and Kolkata. The Naval Wing of the NCC was raised in Jul 1952, thus completing the true representation of all services in the Corps. Presently, NCC has approximately 13 Lakhs Cadets under its fold.
The motto of NCC is 'Unity & Discipline' which was adopted on 23 Dec 1957. In living up to its motto, the NCC strives to be and is one of the greatest cohesive forces of the nation, bringing together the youth hailing from different parts of the country and molding them into united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation.
In 1954 the existing tricolor flag was introduced. The three colours in the flag depict the three services in the Corps, red for Army, deep blue for Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus, give the flag a colourful look and a distinct identity. Each lotus represents one NCC Directorate (Dte.).
At Headquarters level, the NCC is headed by a Director General with the rank of lieutenant-general. He is assisted by two Additional Director Generals (A and B) of two star ranks (major-general, rear-admiral or air vice-marshal). Five Brigadier level officers and other civil officials also assist him. The Headquarters is located in Delhi. There are 17 Directorates located in the state capitals headed by an officer of the rank of Maj. Gen from the three Services. Depending upon the size of the state and growth of NCC in the states, Directorates have up to 14 Group Headquarters under them through which they exercise their command and control of the organization in the state. Each group is headed by an officer of the rank of Brigadier or equivalent known as Group Commander. Each NCC Group Headquarters control 5-7 units (Bns.) commanded by Colonel/Lt. Col or equivalent. Each Battalion consists of companies which are commanded by the Associate NCC Officer (ANO) of the rank of lieutenant to major. In all there are 95 Group Headquarters in the country who exercise control over a network of 667 Army Wing Units (including technical and girls unit), 60 Naval Wing Units and 61 Air Squadrons.
Graphic Era NCC
Graphic Era is an institute well renowned for its academic excellence. The Institute also has its own BOYS NCC WING which was established on 16th April 2010 with its first ever batch of 53 cadets and GIRLS NCC WING which was established on 17th July 2009. The BOYS WING is attached to the NCC 29 UK Bn. while the GIRLS WING is attached to the NCC 11 UK Bn. The cadets of Graphic Era University are well-trained by the senior cadets in the campus itself .Both the WINGS conduct a parade on Republic Day and Independence Day with great zeal and enthusiasm describing the NCC motto i.e. Unity and Discipline. Along with the physical training the cadets are also trained how to behave ethically following the rules and regulations of the university in and around the campus.
The Graphic Era NCC is under the commands of a well trained Associate NCC Officers, separately for the BOYS and the GIRLS WING each.
The BOYS WING is commanded by Lt. Dinesh Chandra Pandey. He represented the UTTARAKHAND state directorate and received a Silver Medal at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Kamptee, Maharashtra for his excellent performance throughout the training.
Lt. Dinesh Chandra Pandey
Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
MBA (Symbiosis University)
B.E. (Kumau University)
The GIRLS WING is commanded by Lt. Niharika Varshney
Department of Electrical Engineering
B.Tech (UPT, Lucknow)
M.Tech (IIT, Roorkee)
NCC Cadets selected in Indian Army
1. SUO Rahul Biswas (2012-2014)
2. UO Pankaj Rana (2013-2016)
3. CPL Tarun Neeraj Tiwari (NCC special entry)(2013-2016)
NCC Cadets selected in other Indian Defence Services
1. Cdt Atal Semwal (Indian Navy)(2014-2017)