NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC)
“…India needs youth with knowledge, capacity for hard work and love for the nation and above all disciplined citizens with value system. In my view, two years NCC Training must be made compulsory for all eligible students, both for boys and girls at the school or college level.”
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (29 Nov 2004)
The National Cadets Corps (NCC) is a voluntary tri- service youth wing of Indian Armed forces functioning directly under the Ministry of Defence. It came into being by an Act of the Parliament Act No. XXXI of 1948 designated ‘The National Cadet Corps Act 1948’. NCC is also a University approved co-curricular activity. NCC, being the biggest ‘uniformed’ youth organisation of the country, is engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The members (cadets) are recruited from colleges across the country and are given basic military training in small arms and parades.
The NCC unit of St. Peter’s college (Army Wing) had its inception to the College in the year 1967 under the able leadership of Major (Prof.) P T Mathew succeeded by Capt. Jayson Thomas. The college NCC unit functions as part of 18 (K) Battalion NCC of Kottayam Group under Kerala & Lakshadweep NCC Directorate. The unit has a strength of one Associate NCC officer and 108 cadets.
- Offers NCC ‘B’- CERTIFICATE for 2ndyear cadets.
- Offers NCC ‘C’- CERTIFICATE for 3rdyear cadets.
MOTTO of NCC : – “UNITY AND DISCIPLINE”
Objectives of NCC
- To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst 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 be Always 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.
The NCC is a responsive, learning and continuously evolving organization. Its activity is guided to instill certain Core Values among the students/cadets, which includes:
- A sense of patriotic commitment to encourage cadets to contribute to national development.
- Respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, life style and habitat to instill a sense of National unity and social cohesion.
- Abiding commitment to learn and adhere to the norms and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
- Understanding the value of a just and impartial exercise of authority.
- Ability to participate in community development and other social programme.
- A healthy life style free of substance abuse and other unhealthy practices.
- Sensitivity to the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens.
- Inculcating habits of restraint and self-awareness.
- Understanding the values of honesty, truthfulness, self-sacrifice, perseverance and hard work.
- Respect for knowledge, wisdom and the power of ideas.
WE THE CADETS OF THE NATIONAL CADET CORPS,
DO SOLOEMNLY PLEDGE THAT WE SHALL ALWAYS UPHOLD THE UNITY OF INDIA.
WE RESOLVE TO BE DISCIPLINED AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN OF OUR NATION.
WE SHALL UNDERTAKE POSITIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE SPIRIT OF SELFLESSNESS
AND CONCERN FOR OUR FELLOW BEINGS.
Company Commander: Lieutenant Gin Alexander, Associate NCC Officer, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany.
Senior Under Officer: Aswin Vijay (III B.Sc. Chemistry)
Under Officers: A J Swathy (III B.Com. Finance and taxation) & Glen George (III B.A. English)
C.S.M.: Abijit Raj (III B. A. Political Science)
CQSM: Subuhana Salim (III B.Sc. Maths)
Office Secretary: Devayani S Nair ( III B. A. English)