National Cadet Corps (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) has its genesis in the University Training Corps which was created under the Indian Defence Act 1917. The National Cadet Corps came into existence after a series of evolution on 16th July 1948 under the NCC Act XXXVI of 1948 under the Ministry of Defence (MOD). It’s a great pleasure to declare that NCC was first started in Presidency College, Chennai.
NCC unit of Presidency College consists of 104 Cadets at present and it holds the heritage of NCC since 1932 as University Training Corps according to our available record. We here provide basic Military training with the spirit of adventure and enthusiasm. We inculcate Discipline, Sportsmanship, physical Fitness, Map reading, Weapon Training, Rifle drill and Foot Drill. As it is an Institution with Co education we have 30% of our unit Strength filled with SW Girl Cadets.
NCC Cadets are given huge exposure by our involvement in community service also. Cadets voluntarily take part in various Social service activities such as Blood Donation, Tree plantation, Stem Cell Donation, Marina Beach cleaning, campus cleaning drive, cycle expedition on cancer and AIDS awareness, and support world blind walk organised by project vision.
NCC camps are conducted across the nation and the cadets actively take part in it. It has a wide range of Camps such as Combined Annual Training Camp (CATC), Thal Sainik Camp (TSC), Republic Day Camp (RDC), Firing Camp, Trekking camp, Mountaineering Camp, Leadership Camps (Basic, Advance), Cycle Expedition, some of the Exclusive Camps are SSB Screening Capsule NCC OTA- Kamptee, Youth Exchange Programme YEP, Indian Military Academy IMA - Dehradun, Attachment camp - INDIAN ARMY. Our cadets are part of all the State and national level camps conducted by our NCC Directorate every year. NCC cadets are placed in good position after they get their ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate.