Training in NCC instils qualities like nationalism, patriotism, discipline, team spirit, esprit-de-corps, leadership and self confidence and promotes overall personality development. NCC gives a tremendous opportunity to one and all for betterment, irrespective of caste, creed, religion or economic status. Based on the aims of NCC, the organisation has laid down training syllabi for the cadets. The syllabi for the Junior Division cadets covers a period of two years and for Senior Division cadets a period of three years. Except for minor variations, the syllabi for each Division is similar for both Boy and Girl cadets. The training year matches the academic and financial years.
The training activities of NCC can be broadly classified as under:-
This training is mostly carried out in schools and colleges by the cadets. In addition, depending upon the type of wing, basic knowledge of that Service is imparted to the cadets e.g gliding and powered flying for Air Wing cadets and boat pulling and sailing for Naval Wing cadets.
Camp Training. Camp training constitutes the most important part of NCC training. Every cadet in the NCC is expected to attend at least two camps during one’s tenure to complete the Training Syllabi.
The Republic Day Camp is a prestigious camp inaugurated by the Vice President of India and visited by the Raksha Mantri, Raksha Rajya Mantri, Chief Minister of Delhi, the three Service Chiefs and other dignitaries. During the Camp a Horse show and cultural programmes are held wherein important dignitaries are invited as Chief Guests. The camp culminates in the Prime Minister’s Rally on 27 January every year which showcases all the activities of NCC.
NCC Army Wing cadets are given an opportunity to live and work in regular Service units in the form of attachment training. Every year a large number of officers and cadets including women officers and Senior Wing girl cadets get attached to various units ofthe Army for a duration of two weeks.
Attachment to Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers Training Acadamy (OTA). Every year selected SD/SW cadets are given attachment training with IMA and OTA respectively.
Naval wing syllabus is common for both boys & girls. During sea training naval subjects like Seamanship, Navigation, Communication,Gunnery, Damage Control and Ship Safety are taught to cadets. Swimming, ScubaDiving and Wind Surfing are other interesting activities.
Gliding, Microlite Flying and attachment training with Air Force Stations/Establishments are the main activities. Social Service and Community Development
The aim of YEP is a country-to-country exchange of cadets belonging to NCC/equivalent Govt/Youth Organisations of friendly countries and participation in NCC activities of the host country to create an increased awareness among participants and appreciation of each others’ socio-economic and cultural realities.
NCC takes part in Subroto Cup Football Tournament, Jawahar Lal Nehru Hockey Cup Tournament and Mavlankar Shooting Championship on regular basis. Other than this, NCC cadets take part in Mountaineering, Trekking and Cycle/Motorcycle expeditions, Parachute Sailing, Para Courses,Slithering , Desert Safari and White Water Rafting.
A cadet has to obtain 45% marks ineach paper and 50% marks in the aggregate to pass the examinations. Grading based on total marks obtained will be awarded as follows:-
The expenditure incurred on NCC training is borne by the Govt. A cadet does not have to pay for uniform, camps, parade, adventure sports, or transportation from a central place to the place of training. In addition they are given good refreshment during parade and wholesome meals during camps. In order to make cadets’ association with NCC more pleasant and rewarding, various kinds of financial assistance are also given to the deserving cadets.
In order to provide financial assistance and relief to cadets who sustain injury/death during NCC related activities, a Society named NCC Cadets Welfare Society was established and registered in Feb 1985 under the Societies Registration Act 1860.