The National Cadet Corps (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which 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 selections based on the achievements in the corps.
The NCC facility for Dr. T.M.A. Pai Polytechnic started in the year 1987 with strength of 50 cadets under 4 Kar Engr Coy NCC, Manipal. The Polytechnic is utilizing all the allotted vacancies. Cadets are actively participating in all the events organized by the 4 Kar Engr. Coy NCC unit and Mangalore group.
The Unit in MIT, the 4 Karnataka Engineer Company, is one of the few Engineer NCC Units present in Karnataka. The proud cadets of this unit are students of MIT and Dr. T.M.A Pai Polytechnic. Just like other NCC cadets all over the country, the cadets actively take part in various social and charitable activities. Activities like blood donation, tree plantation, cleanliness and literacy drives, visits to old-age homes, and clothes donation are part of the calendar. The development of qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure are also given.
Through NCC, you have a more than good chance to get into the armed forces! Who knows one day you might go on to become General (your name!). It sounds good! If you do not plan to join the army and want to join the corporate sector, NCC can significantly affect your curriculum vitae. Infact it might just be the reason for you getting selected over a hundred others.