The National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. Its headquarters is at New Delhi, India and is open to school and college students on a voluntary basis.
It 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 the selection process.
The four cardinal principles NCC works on:
↠ Obey with a smile.
↠ Be punctual.
↠ Work hard and without fuss.
↠ Make no excuses and tell no lies.
If your dream is to join the army, there is nothing better you can do in school than to join NCC. It makes you learn many things such as discipline, basic arms training, team ethics, following orders, various kinds of physical activities, sports, tours to remote areas, etc. These lessons are invaluable and make the journey of learning beautiful. You get familiar with varied leadership traits, develop communication skills and build courage and confidence.
NCC offers a variety of campuses like the CACT (Combine Annual Training Camp), BLC (Basic Leadership Camp), ALC (Advanced Leadership Camp), Paragliding, trekking, hiking, YEP (Youth Exchange Programme), which gives an opportunity to visit foreign countries on government expenditure; TSC (Thal Sainik Camp) for firing, RDC (Republic Day Camp), which lets the candidates meet the Prime Minister, President, and Chief of Armed Force; NIC (National Integration Camp), and IDC (Independence Day Camp).