National Cadet Corps in the college plays a credible role in shaping the character of students by instilling the values of patriotism, service, discipline and hard work. Two male and female companies of NCC Army are functioning in our college. Cadets enrolled were given institutional training and can participate in adventure activities like community development programmes, various national level and annual training camps, youth exchange programmes, sports and cultural activities. The Army wing NCC Company in the college comes under the Command of 7 (Tamil Nadu) Battalion.
“UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”
NCC was conceived in 1917 when India Defence Act was promulgated with an object of making up the deficiencies in the Armed Forces by raising the University Corps. In 1920, with the passage of India Territorial Act, University Corps was replaced by University Training Corps. In 1942, this Corps was rechristened University Officers Training Corps. In 1946, a committee under Pandit H N Kunzru was set up, at the behest of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to formulate the establishment of an organization, capable of training and motivating the youth of the country to become better citizens and leaders in all walks of life.
Consequently, the National Cadet Corps came into being on July 16, 1948 with the promulgation of the NCC Act XXXI of 1948. NCC was placed under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
The aims of NCC:
To develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship and ideals of selfless service among the youth of the country.
To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life and always be available for the service of the nation.
To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.
|Dr. R. B.RETNAKARAN