The NCC in India was formed under the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It can be traced back to the “University Corps” which was created under the Indian Defence Act 1917, with the objective to make up for the shortage in the Army. The National Cadet Corps is the youth wing of Armed Forces with its Headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on a voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Wing, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. NCC is the largest uniformed youth organization. Its motto is 'Unity and Discipline'. In living up to its motto, the NCC strives to be and is one of the greatest cohesive forces of the nation, bringing together the youth hailing from different parts of the country and moulding them into united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation.

The NCC offers a wide variety of camps, from rock climbing and trekking to leadership and cultural immersion programs. These camps offer invaluable experiences and skill-building opportunities to young people, including camaraderie, team-building, and practical applications of lessons learned. G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology has taken a lead to train the students to join the services as officers. 2CTC is a unit which comes under Vallabh Vidyanagar Group which trains students of different colleges in Vallabh Vidyanagar. GCET provides vacancy of 12 cadets (SD/SW) which include 8 SD (boys) and 4 SW (girls). NCC offers ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificates for Senior Division/Senior wing (SD/SW) cadets.

Aims of NCC:

  • To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizen.
  • To create a human resource of organized trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces and be always available for the service of the nation.
  • Motto of NCC
    The need for having motto for the Corps was discussed in the 11th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11 Aug 1978. The mottos suggested were "Duty and Discipline"; "Duty, Unity and Discipline"; "Duty and Unity"; "Unity and Discipline". The final decision for selection of “Unity and Discipline" as motto for the NCC was taken in the 12th CAC meeting held on 12 October 1980.

    Various benefits of undergoing NCC at the University are as follows:

  • Vacancies Reserved for NCC Cadets in Armed Forces
  • Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun: 64
  • Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai: 100
  • For Short Service Commission

  • Indian Naval Academy: 6 per course
  • Indian Air Force Academy: 10% in all courses
  • Other Advantages for NCC Cadets

  • Bonus points/weightages given to cadets during recruitment in other organizations.
  • Scholarships from Cadets Welfare Society
  • Annual Shara Scholarship
  • Chief Minister’s Scholarship
  • DG, NCC Scholarship