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NATIONAL CADET CORPS (N.C.C.)
Capt. A. P. Mondal
National Cadet Corps was established in the year 1949. NCC as an
organizing is contributing towards development of the youth in
the country. It is administered by The Ministry of Defense,
Govt. of India. The motto of NCC is "UNITY AND DISCIPLINE".
Training activities in NCC consists of the basic training of the
regular armed forces provided throughout the educational year
every Sunday starting from the month of July to March for 2
years. NCC offers a specialized course which includes the
practical training of weapon handling, drill, military tactics,
civil defense, first aid etc. Other activities include adventure
training like parasailing, trekking, cycle expedition etc. NCC
also participates in social activities like blood donation, tree
plantation, medical aid camps, natural calamity relief etc.
a. NCC Certificate Examination
After successful completion of the training offered by the NCC,
a cadet is entitled to appear for various certificate
examinations. NCC offers a specialized course which ends with
examination and results. Passing of these NCC examinations is a
must for the cadets because the certificates help them to get
various benefits. Each cadet has to attend a minimum of one of
the annual training camps in addition to 75% attendance to
qualify for 'B' and 'C' certificate examination held at the end
of 1st and 2nd year of NCC respectively. Cadets find these
certificates of immense value while seeking employment in armed
forces. Now a day’s even the private and public sector
undertakings prefer NCC certificate holders for appointments in
various posts which require a sense of courage, strength, duty
b. NCC Scholarship Scheme
NCC provide scholarship of Rs.6,000 each per annum to 750
deserving NCC cadets who have excelled in academics. It also
facilitates the best cadets and second best cadets of each NCC
group with a cash award of Rs.3,500 each and Rs.2,500 each
SAHARA INDIA PARIWAR (Sahara Group of Companies) has formulated
a scheme for granting scholarship to cadets as under:
- Rs.6000 each for 570 cadets of Junior Division/Wing
- Rs.12,000 each for 380 cadets of Senior Division/Wing
- Rs.30,000 each for 66 cadets for Higher studies
All cadets have to apply through the respective NCC unit.
c. Cadet Welfare Society
The scheme of NCC cadet welfare society was introduced in
February 1985. The society provides financial relief up to
Rs.3,00,000 to cadets in case of death or 100% permanent
disability during organized NCC high risk activities and Rs.2.5
lakh for normal activities. Reimbursement is made up to Rs.1.75
lakh for specialized treatment, 20% additional relief for the
cadet with 100% disability, if recommended constant medical
attendance. Reimbursement up to Rs.1,50,000 is made towards
specialized treatment in case of injury which is totally cured.
Job Opportunities Through NCC
Vacancies resaved for commission in the defense services for
NCC'C' certificate holders:
- Army - IMA Dehradun - 64 vacancies for every course through
UPSC and SSB interview. OTA Chennai - 100 vacancies every year
for short service commission (Non Tech), no UPSC examination
only SSB interview.
- Navy - 6 vacancies per course, no UPSC exam only SSB
interview. Two years age relaxation for NCC 'C' certificate
- Indian Air Force - 10% in all courses including flying
training course, no UPSC exam only SSB interview.
- For soldier category, sailors or air men 5-10 bonus marks
awarded for recruitment.
- 20% vacancies reserved for girl cadets in OTA Chennai.
- Paramilitary forces - 2-10 bonus marks awarded for
- Department of telecommunications - bonus marks awarded for
- NCC - civilian gliding instructors/girl cadet instructors/
whole time lady officers.
- State Government - preference for state services in certain
- Industry - many industries give preference to NCC 'C'
certificate holders for various jobs.
NCC in College
St. Xavier's College NCC is affiliated to 20 (Bengal) Battalion
NCC (Army) as its 6th Company. The College NCC, during the
academic year 2010–11, has again reached the heights of glory
with 2 girl cadets from the B.Com (Evening) department, Ishika
Sharma and Arundhuti Basu being selected to represent West
Bengal in the Republic Day Parade held at Rajpath on 26th
January 2011. Another girl cadet named Jaya Tigga again of the
B.Com. (Evening) department was selected to represent the state
at the Thal Sainik Camp 2010 held at Delhi. Padamvir Singh, an
ex-cadet from the B.Com. (Morning) department was selected in
the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in the year 2010 as a
gentleman cadet. Further, Arundhuti Basu has also got the chance
to represent India in Singapore as a part of the Youth Exchange
Program of NCC. Captain A.P. Mondal, Professor in charge of the
NCC, has been awarded the ‘Most Enterprising ANO’ in SNIC
Srinagar held in the month of July 2010. NCC in the college is
entrusted to celebrate Independence Day every year. This year
also, we organised a programme for celebrating the 64th
Independence Day. This programme was graced by the presence of
Brig. M.S. Sandhu, Group Commander, Kol ‘B’ NCC. The cadets
presented a ceremonial Guard of Honor to the Chief Guest.
Students who are willing to join NCC may contact
NCC in- charge, Capt. A. P. Mondal in Room No. 101 (Jubilee