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  • The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a youth development movement.
  • The National Cadets Corps came into existence under the National Cadet Corps Act XXXI of 1948 (passed in April, 1948; came into existence on 16th July, 1948).
  • The NCC provides opportunities to the youth of the country for their all-round development with a sense of Duty, Commitment, Dedication, Discipline and Moral Values so that they become able leaders and useful citizens.
  • The NCC provides exposure to the cadets in a wide range of activities, with a distinct emphasis on Social Services, Discipline and Adventure Training.


The ‘Aims’ of the NCC laid out in 1988 have stood the test of time and continue to meet the requirements expected of it in the current socio–economic scenario of the country. The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces.

  • 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.
  • To develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, and ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the country.


  • The need for having motto for the Corps was discussed in the 11th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11th August 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 12th October 1980.

NCC Flag

The NCC flag for various units of the NCC was first introduced in 1951. The flag was of same pattern, colour and size as was used by various regiments of the Army. The only difference was that it had the NCC badge and unit designation placed in the centre. Later on it was felt that the flag should be in keeping with the inter-service character of the Corps.

In 1954 the existing tricolour flag was introduced. The three colours in the flag depict the three services of the Corps, red for the Army, deep blue for the Navy and light blue for the Air Force. The letters NCC and the NCC crest in gold in the middle of the flag encircled by a wreath of lotus, give the flag a colourful look and a distinct identity.


We the cadets of the National Cadet Corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizens of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings.

Organisation HQ DG NCC


NCC Army wing was introduced in our college in 1954. It is functioning under 7 Tamilnadu Battalion NCC which comes under Madurai group of Tamilnadu, Pondicherry & Andaman, Nicobar Directorate with strength of 52 cadets of mixed battalion concept and one Associate NCC officer.

List of NCC Activities at The Madura College

S.No Activities
1 1st year Enrollment
2 Regular parades for I, II, III year
3 Regular annual camps (CATC)
4 Special camps (TSC, NIC, AAC, BLC, ALC)
5 EBSB and Cadre camp
6 Trekking camps
8 Social service activities
9 Swatch Barath activities
10NCC journal publications
11Conference & Workshop
12Officer commanding inspection
13B & C certificate exams.

Programme Officer

Lt Dr. S. V. Karthikeyan (NCC/14110346), Associate NCC Officer-Coy Commander, The Madura College – A Coy, 7 (TN) BN-NCC, Madurai.

History and Growth of NCC

  • The NCC has its genesis in the University Corps (UC) which was created under the Indian Defence Act, 1917, with the object to make up the shortages of the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the University Corps was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC).
  • In 1942, the UTC was renamed as the University Officers’ Training Corps (UOTC). The need to create a youth organisation at National level to train the young boys and girls to be better citizens and future leaders of our country in all walks of life, including defence forces, was rightly realised by our leaders.
  • A Committee under Pandit HN Kunzru was set up in 1946 at the behest of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Recommendations of this Committee paved the way for the formation of NCC.
  • Thus, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) came into existence on 15 July 1948 under the National Cadet Corps Act (No.XXXI of 1948) enacted by the Parliament.
  • In a nutshell, the NCC of Independent India was inaugurated on 15 July 1948. The enrolment was open to both school and college/university students.
  • Initially, the Senior Division (Boys in College/ University) and Junior Division (Boys in School) were raised. In 1949, the Girls Division was raised in order to give equal opportunities to school and college going girls. The NCC was given an inter-service image in 1950 when the Air Wing was added, followed by the Naval Wing in 1952.
  • In same year, the NCC curriculum was extended to include community development/social service activities as a part of the NCC syllabus at the behest of Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who took keen interest in the growth of the NCC. Following the Chinese Aggression, to meet the requirement of the Nation, the NCC training was made compulsory in 1963.
  • However, on the resistance of students against compulsory NCC training and also on the suggestions of some Vice-Chancellors in 1968, the Corps was again made voluntary. The Corps which started in a small way with a strength of 1.67 lakhs cadets has now grown to more than 13 lakhs. The network of 774 NCC units is spread all over the country through 4880 Colleges and 7783 Schools.


  • The Cadet Corps Committee which was formed on 29 Sep 1946 with Pt HN Kunzru as chairman held six meetings in South Block, New Delhi. At the same time, Pt HN Kunzru formed sub-committees which were sent on study tours in all the main provinces of pre-independent India including provinces which are now located in Bangladesh and Pakistan. One sub-committee was also sent on tour to Great Britain and France from 15 Feb 1947 to 31 Mar 1947 to study the Youth and Cadet organisations in those countries.
  • The Cadet Corps Committee carried out exhaustive study of the problem of youth in India. Its sub-committees after their tour at home and abroad submitted their report to the Govt of India in Mar 1947. Soon after the report was submitted, a far reaching political development began to impact the country, due to which the Cadet Corps Scheme had to be kept in abeyance. The religious strife which then was at its zenith, ultimately led to the partition of the country into India and Pakistan.
  • On the stroke of midnight of 14/15 Aug 1947, India achieved her independence. Immediately after independence, India was confronted with problems of formidable magnitude concerning not only repatriation of millions of displaced persons from Pakistan but also a full scale invasion of Kashmir by the Armed tribesmen supported by Pakistan. The armed forces had to rush to retrieve Kashmir at a time when they were already pre-occupied with the internal problem of maintaining law and order during the country's initial stage of consolidation
  • The war in Kashmir and the consequent loss of a portion of Indian territory; the open support of Western Powers to Pakistan in the Security Council of the United Nations, made it more than evident to the Indian leaders that they not only had to strengthen the Armed Forces but also create sufficient strength of reserves, who could take up arms, when required. The gravity of time and event found expression in the Indian Legislature through anxious and pressing demand for military training of young men and women throughout the country.
  • At this juncture, Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru at the behest of Sardar Baldev Singh, the then Defence Minister and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, then Home Minister, took out the Kunzuru Committee Report for a serious study from the shelves of the Defence Department. On 05 Dec 1947, after being approved by the Defence Committee the copy of the Cadet Corps Committee Report was sent to the Chief Secretaries and Chief Commissioners of all Provincial Govts (now called State Govts) for their comments.
  • The consent of Provincial Govts were required because they were responsible for the administration of the educational institutions in their respective provinces and thus the success of the Cadet Corps scheme largely depended on their initiatives. Replies received from the provinces in Jan 1948, show that they all agreed in principal with the Cadet Corps Scheme submitted by the Kunzuru Committee.

Birth of the NCC

  • The Kashmir War of 1948 taught a very important lesson to India, that freedom needs to be protected by strong Armed Forces. Its immediate manifestation was that the recommendations of Kunzuru committee were placed before the Constituent Assembly (Legislature) on 13 March 1948. A draft Bill was sent to the Constituent Assembly (Legislative) on 19 March 1948, which evoked great interest and enthusiasm amongst all members.
  • After due deliberations and amendments, the Bill was passed by the Assembly on 08 April 1948. The Central Govt accepted the opinion of the Provincial Govts and the Standing Committee's recommendations for the formation of a Cadet Corps which was to be named as "National Cadet Corps", as recommended by the Kunzuru Committee.
  • The Bill received the assent of the Governor General on 16 April 1948, and the National Cadet Corps came into being by an Act of the Parliament Act No. XXXI of 1948 designated 'The National Cadet Corps Act 1948'. This Act with 13 clauses, prescribed the formation of the National Cadet Corps in India.
  • The first step in the process of raising of the NCC was setting up of the NCC Secretariat now called Headquarters Directorate General NCC. In fact, even before the NCC Bill was passed by the Constituent Assembly (Legislative), the Ministry of Defence had set up the nucleus of the NCC Secretariat, with Col (later retired as Chief of Army Staff) Gopal Gurunath Bewoor as the first Director of the NCC. He took over as the Director of NCC on 31 March 1948.

Inauguration of NCC

  • The schools and colleges opened after summer vacation and the NCC of Independent India was inaugurated on 15 July 1948. The journey of this Indian youth organisation, which has now become the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world had begun.
  • In the year 1948 a total of 96 units of Senior Division were raised, comprising variety of units to include one Armoured Corps, three Artillery, five Engineers, two Signals and two Medical - and 83 companies of Infantry. As there was some delay in the establishment of NCC in UP, Madras and Bihar, whose Govts wanted every student joining NCC to be verified by police prior to enrollment, only 20,000 cadets had joined the NCC in the year 1948.
  • The raising of the Junior Division units did not progress well owing to shortage of trained school teachers. The main difficulty was that adequate number of teachers of the desired quality did not come forward to work as NCC officers. There were various administrative reasons attributed to this. Sometimes, colleges and schools were not in a position to spare the teaching staff except during the summer vacation. Thus the NCC which has now13 lakh cadets on its rolls, had started with 20,000 cadets in 1948.

Cadets Corner

Student Strength

Academic Year No. of Students Total
Boys Girls


  • SUO T. Senthilkumaran, TN/SD/ 2016/17048, IGC-RDC at Sathyamangalam (21-10-2017 to 30-10-2017)
  • CUO S. Suriyaraj, TN/SD/ 2016/17054, All India Trekking expedition at Kulamavu, Kerala (18-10-2018 to 25-10-2018)
  • LCPL S. Sethupathi, TN17SDA686420, IDC-RDC at Marina, Chennai (11.10.2019 to 20.10.2019)
  • CPL B. Indhumathi, TN18SDA686397, CATC CUM BLC at Coimbatore(01.09.2019 to 10.09.2019)
  • SUO B. Viswanatha Rao, TN18SDA686395, CATC CUM BLC at Coimbatore(01.09.2019 to 10.09.2019)
  • SUO B. Viswanatha Rao, TN18SDA686395, ALC at Coimbatore(06.12.2019 to 17.12.2019)
  • CDT S. B. Keerthanalucksmi, TN20SWA687081, Bronze medal in Inter group shooting competition at Puducherry (01.09.2021 to 09.09.2021)

List of Senior Under Officer (SUO)

S.No Year Regimental No. Department Name Photo
12018-19 TN/SD/ 2016/17048Commerce T. Senthilkumaran
22019-20 TN17SDA686411 MathematicsB. Dhivakaran
32020-21 TN18SDA686395 Commerce P. VISWANATHA RAO
42021-22 TN19SDA686451 Comp. Sci. B. Aravind

Contact Us

Lt Dr. S. V. Karthikeyan (NCC/14110346) Associate NCC Officer-Coy Commander The Madura College – A Coy, 7 (TN) BN-NCC
Madurai – 625 011

ACTIVITIES (2017-18)

S.No Date Programme Name Venue Beneficiaries No of Participants Report
1 02.01.2018 Training programme given by the PI staffs TMC NCC Cadets 70 View Report
2 22.12.2017 Awareness rally on drug addiction Public places near Madura College Public 30 View Report
3 22.12.2017 Weapon drill for NCC cadets TMC NCC Cadets 70 View Report
4 28.12.2017 Captain T. J. S. Thind, Commanding Officer of 7 (Tn) Bn NCC, Madurai addressed cadets TMC NCC Cadets 70 View Report
5 24.02.2018 NCC ‘B’ certificate examinations for Madurai division TMC NCC Cadets 300 View Report
6 25.02.2018 NCC ‘C’ certificate examinations for Madurai division TMC NCC Cadets 300 View Report

ACTIVITIES (2018-19)

S.NoDateProgramme NameVenueBeneficiariesNo of ParticipantsReport
1 21.06.2018 Conducted international yoga dayTMC GroundCadets of Madura College & Tamilnadu Polytechnic80View Report
205.06.2018 to 14.06.2018 CATC Camp (Unit level) TMC NCC Training Area (NTA), Idayapatti, Madurai40View Report
326.06.2018Awareness rally on drug addictionTMC NCC Cadets of Madura College 45View Report
411.07.2018 to 21.07.2018 CATC Camp (Unit level) TMC NCC Training Area (NTA), Idayapatti, Madurai30View Report
515.09.2018 to 02.10.2018SwachhBharath hi sevaMadura college campus NCC Cadets of Madura College 70View Report
620.12.2018 Vaigai river cleaningVaigai banks, Madurai. NCC Cadets of Madura College30View Report
7 22.03.2019 World Water Day 2019Rally around Madura College Public of Jaihindpuram and nearby areas.40View Report
802.05.2019 to 11.05.2019CATC Camp (Unit level)NCC Training Area (NTA), Idayapatti, MaduraiNCC Cadets of Madura College35View Report

ACTIVITIES (2019-20)

S.NoDateProgramme NameVenueBeneficiariesNo of ParticipantsReport
1 22.08.2019 NCC Training movie (“Uri: Surgical Strike”)TMCAll the NCC cadets52View Report
225.09.2019National Level Mega Swachhta PakwadaMadurai Railway ColonyPublic & Railway officials of Railway colony, Madurai.50View Report
32.10.2019Swatch Bharath - Cleanliness driveMadurai Railway junction Public 45View Report
406.01.2020 Invited Lecture on Personality Development ProgrammeTMC NCC Cadets of Madura College&Thiagarajar College90View Report
511.12.2019Guest Lecture Programme on career guidanceTMC NCC Cadets 50View Report
621.06.2019International Yoga Day celebrationsTMC NCC cadets of Schools and Colleges of Madurai District 650View Report
727.04.2020 to 16.05.2020
20 days
COVID-19 Relief dutiesVarious places of Madurai city. Public 10View Report

ACTIVITIES (2020-21)

S.NoDateProgramme NameVenueBeneficiariesNo of ParticipantsReport
1 29.06.2020 to 04.07.2020
6 days
National level online EBSB camp Online Cadets of TMC 02View Report
2 21.07.2020 Tree plantation PachwadaLiving places of NCC cadets Public 4View Report
316.08.2020 AatmaNirbhar Bharat AbhiyanOnline Cadets of TMC 21View Report
4 15.08.2020 to 20.08.2020
6 days
National level online EBSB camp Online Cadets of TMC 02View Report
5 03.09.2020 Fit India Online webinar programme (Yoga for fitness) Online Cadets of TMC 15View Report


1JULY 2021 Online EBSB camp
2AUGUST 2021 Independence day parade
3SEPTEMBER 2021 1st year selection& Joining procedures
Firing competition
RDC selection procedures
4OCTOBER 2021SwachhtaPakhwada – Shramdaan activities
RDC training process
5NOVEMBER 2021Online EBSB camp
6DECEMBER 2021Statue Maintenance activities
7JANUARY 2021 Cadre camp& Republic day parade
8FEBRUARY 2021Cadre camp&B Certificate examination
9MARCH 2021C Certificate examination