Anjuman Khairul Islam's

Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce

Camp, Pune - 411 001 Maharashtra, INDIA.

NCC

“Stand up, be bold, be strong, take the whole responsibility on your shoulders and know that you are the creator of your own destiny”.

Brief History of NCC

After the First World War (August 5, 1921), the Indian Defense Force (IDF) was replaced by the Indian Territorial Force (ITF), of which the University Training Corps (UTC) forms a very important part. The UTC units were raised primarily with a view to obtain the recruits for the Officers Posts in Territorial Battalions.
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) came into existence on 16 July 1948 under an Act of Parliament. Its motto ‘Unity and Discipline’ has guided NCC in its long-standing effort to mould young volunteers into disciplined and responsible citizens of India. Over the years, in response to the evolving environment, the NCC’s initial military orientation was augmented by dimensions of social service and adventure training.

Vision

Empower volunteer youth to become potential leaders and responsible citizens of the country.

Mission

To develop leadership and character qualities Mould discipline and nurture social integration and cohesion through multi-faceted programmes conducted in a military environment.

Objectives

The activities of the NCC are conducted with the following objectives:- To train volunteer youth to become confident, committed and competent leaders in all walks of life To provide ample opportunities to the cadets by way of conducting firing camps, drill practices, personality development and voluntary service programmes. To create an awareness among the student community regarding its importance towards nation building To undertake adventure activities for development of leadership qualities and risk taking abilities To provide an environment that helps to motivate cadets to join the armed forces as a career.

Motto

“Unity and Discipline”

Introduction of NCC Wing in College – Brief History

In 1997, Poona College received the allotment letter to start Senior 3 Naval NCC division with the strength of 50 boys. Lt Cdr Sajid Hundekar has attended 11 weeks Pre Commissioning course at Kochi Naval Base as NCC Officer since 1997. Under his leadership cadets are brought laurels to the college. The cadets are also enrolled every year in following Open Units of NCC. Strength of Poona College varies in these open units is as Girls Wing: 0-5, Air Wing: 0-6, Signal Wing: 0-3 and Armed Sqn.: 0-5.
Many cadets have outshone, and won different scholarships instituted by the Govt. Of Maharashtra & Sahara Group, etc. Many students have attended Republic day parade and joined Indian army as officers, Air force as Pilots and joined Indian navy as Sailors and officers. One of our ex NCC cadet Squadron Leaders Tarun Kumar Chaudhari has received Shaurya chakra in the 2009 (http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/ashok-chakra-for-mohit-sharma-sreeram-kumar /article206267.ece)
Students’ Enrollment/ Number of Cadets in Naval Division strength for every year is 40 Boys + 10 girls and in Open Divisions- Army/Air/Signal/Armed – number is changing every year.

Associate NCC Officer/s In-Charge
Sr. No. Name of the ANO (Associate NCC Officer) Contact Details
1 Lt. Sajid Hundekari Mobile: 9423567576
E-Mail: sajidhundekar1299@gmail.com
  • Objectives (Broad)
Major Events and Activities (photographs – Photo Gallery in Tabular/Slideshow)
Events 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
Annual training camp Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blood Donation Camp Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tree Plantation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nau –Sainik Camp Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Police Mitra Service Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Volunteer for Pune marathon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Activities carried out last five year
Sr. No. Activity 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
1 Joined Indian Armed Force 01 --- 02 --- ---
2 Received Awards By the Cadets 01 --- 01 06 ---
3 Youth Exchange Program (YEP) --- 01 01 --- ---
4 Republic Day Parade at New Delhi 01 --- --- 02 01
5 Pre-RDC/ CATC-I, II, III 03 01 02 02 ---
6 All India Nau-Sainik Camp 02 01 02 01 01
7 All India Ship Attachment Camp --- 01
8 Avhaan (Disaster management Training Camp --- 01 --- --- ---
9 All India National Integration Camp (NIC) 02 --- --- --- 02
10 All India Sea Training Camp --- --- --- --- 01
11 Ship Attachment Camp --- --- --- --- 01
12 Air Force attachment Training Camp --- --- --- --- 01
13 All India Trekking Camp --- --- --- --- 01
14 All India Advance Leadership Camp --- --- --- 01 01
15 Annual /Combined Annual training Camp 32 40 30 50 23
16 B and C Certified Examination 32 40 40 40 40
17 Camps and Refresher Course -- 01 01 01 01
18 International Pune Marathon 20 20 20 20 20
19 Services to various cause of the Society by the NCC Cadets. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
20 Blood Donation 18 25 20 30 22
Cadet Statistics (FOR LAST FOUR YEAR)
A Nominal Roll 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2011-12
B CATC Camp Nominal Roll 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2011-12
C Nau-Sainik Nominal Roll 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2011-12
D Washing and Refreshment Allowances 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2011-12
E Attendances 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2011-12
F “B” Certificate Result 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2011-12
G “C” Certificate Result 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2011-12
H Cadets attended Republic Day Parade ( R.D) 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2011-12
J Cadets joined defence Services 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2011-12

Some useful Information

Incentives to NCC Cadets

1. Direct Commission for 'C' Certificate holders through Service Selection Board:

  • Army - 32 seats per Course
  • Navy - 06 seats per Course.
  • Air Force - 10 seats per Course.

2. Preference is given in State & Central Govt. Services, Police, BSF, Coast Guard, CRPS, ITBF, CIST etc.

3. Seats/ Marks are reserved and/or added for NCC Cadets for admissions in Engineering, Polytechnic and Medical Colleges

  • Engineering College - 10 seats ( 2 marks bonus)
  • Polytechnic College - 20 seats ( Government colleges)
  • Medical College - 03 Marks Bonus.
  • University of Pune- 15 marks bonus ) Ordinance form 163

4. Youth Exchange Programmes: Participation in international Youth Exchange Programmes held in various countries (Canada, UK, Singapore, Bangaladesh, Srilanka etc.)

Scholarships:
Chief Minister's Scholarship Rs. 8,000
Maharashtra Government's Scholarship Rs 10,000
DG, NCC Scholarship Rs 6,000
Sahara Scholarship for professional courses Rs 30,000
Shyam Benegal Scholarship Rs.10,000

HOW TO JOIN

Application for Enrollment:

A student desirous of being enrolled in the Senior Division shall apply to the Officer commanding the unit.

Verification:

When an application is made to a Commanding Officer or a Headmaster under rule 7, he shall satisfy himself that the application is in proper form and that the applicant fulfills the conditions of enrollment specified in rule 5 or 6, as the case may be. The Commanding Officer or the Principal may make such further enquiry regarding the suitability of the applicant for enrollment in the unit or part thereof in which he desires to be enrolled, as may be prescribed in this behalf, by the State Government.

Medical Examination:

If the Commanding Officer or the Principal is satisfied that the application is in order, and that the applicant fulfills the conditions of enrollment and that he is suitable for enrollment in the unit or part thereof in which he desires to be enrolled, he shall cause the applicant to be medically examined.
If the Commanding Officer or the Principal is not satisfied that the application is in order or that the applicant fulfills the conditions of enrollment or that he is suitable to be enrolled in the unit or part thereof or the applicant is reported to be medically unfit for service in the National Cadet Corps, the Commanding Officer or the Principal shall reject the application and shall inform the applicant accordingly.

Method of Enrollment:
  1. If the Commanding Officer does not reject the application, the applicant shall be accepted for enrollment in the Senior Division/Wing, and shall be required to sign a declaration in Form I. If the applicant is a minor, his father or guardian shall also be required to sign a declaration provided in the form.
  2. If the Principal does not reject the application, the applicant shall be accepted for enrollment in the Senior Division. The applicant shall be required to sign a declaration in Form II and his father or guardian shall also be required to sign a declaration in the Form.
  3. If the Commanding Officer or the Principal is satisfied that the applicant, or his father or guardian in the case of a minor applicant, understand the questions put to the applicant and consent to the conditions of service, he shall sign a certificate to that effect on the said Form, and the applicant shall thereupon be deemed to have been enrolled.

*NOTE :- Rule means NCC Acts & Rule.

1. What do the colors Dark Blue and Light blue in the NCC Crest depict?

Answer:Deep Blue depicts the Navy and Light Blue depicts the Air Force.

2. What do the Lotus flowers depicts in NCC Crest?

Answer:The seventeen lotuses represent the 17 State Directorates.

3. When is the NCC Day observed?

Answer:The NCC Day is observed on the four Sunday of November.

4. Which Ministry at the National level deals with NCC?

Answer:The Ministry of Defence.

5. Which Ministry deals with NCC in all States?

Answer:Ministry of Education.

6.What are the arrangements for Finances/Funds for NCC?

Answer:The funds are shared by the Central and State Governments.

7. What is Directorate General NCC?

Answer:It is the national level HQ.

8. What is the composition of Directorate General NCC?

Answer:It is headed by the Director General (DG), an Army Officer of the rank of Lieutenant General. The DG is assisted by two Additional Directors General (ADG), one a Major General from the Army and other a Rear Admiral from the Navy or an Air Vice Marshal from the Air Force. The Director General has a staff which is drawn from the three services - Army, Navy and Air Force. There are five Deputy Directors General (DD’sG) of the rank of Brigadier and equivalent, of which three are Brigadiers and one either a Commodore (Navy) or an Air Commodore (Air Force) and one a civilian officer.

9. Where is the NCC Headquarter at the National level located?

Answer:At New Delhi.

10. What is a NCC Directorate?

Answer:The NCC at the state level is divided into 17 Directorates, in which each state or group of states forms a Directorate. The smaller states and union territories are attached with Directorates of the bigger states. Each Directorate is under the command of an Officer equivalent to the rank of a Brigadier (being upgraded to the rank of Major General) or its equivalent from the other two Services.

11. Where is the NCC Headquarter at the State level in Kerala located?

Answer:At Thiruvananthapuram.

12. What is the jurisdiction of the Maharashtra NCC Directorate?

Answer:This Directorate is also responsible for NCC activities in Maharashtra state.

13. What is a NCC Group?

Answer:The Directorates are further sub-divided into Groups, which varies according to the size of the state, each under the command of an Officer equivalent to the rank of Colonel (being upgraded to the rank of Brigadier). In all, there are 95 Group HQ’s in the country.

14. What is the composition of a NCC Group?

Answer:Group consists of NCC Battalions, Air Force & Naval units. Other than the Group Commander, each Group HQ has an Administrative Officer and a Training Officer with ranks of either a Lieutenant Colonel or a Major.

15. What is a NCC unit and what is its composition?

Answer:The Groups are further sub-divided into Battalions, each commanded by a Lt Col or its equivalent from the other two Services, and an Officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or Major as the Administrative Officer. Each Battalion also has a number of Junior Commissioned Officer’s (JCO’s) and Non-Commissioned Officer’s (NCO’s) known as “Permanent Instructors (PI) Staff”, senior-most JCO being of the rank of Subedar Major.

16. What all are the types of NCC unit’s in Maharashtra?

Answer:The types of NCC unit’s in Maharashtra are: 33 Army, 05 Navy and one Air Force units; among the Army units there is also one Remount & Veterinary Squadron.

17. What is the student in NCC known as?

Answer:Student enrolled into NCC is referred to as a “Cadet” [Section 6 of Act XXXI of 1948 refers]

18. What in NCC is a Senior Division (SD)?

Answer:That Division of NCC, to which male students from Colleges and Plus Two institutions (XI and XII classes) are enrolled, is referred as a Senior Division (SD)

19. What in NCC is a Senior Wing (SW)?

Answer:That Division of NCC, to which female students from Colleges and Plus Two institutions (XI and XII classes) are enrolled, is referred as a Senior Wing (SW)

20. What in NCC is a Junior Division (JD)?

Answer:That Division of NCC, to which male students from schools (of 13 Years or more of age) are enrolled, is referred as a Junior Division (JD)

21. What is a NCC Company?

Answer:The basic functional sub-unit in colleges and Plus Two institutions, having SW/SD Cadets is a company. It is mandatory that the cadets of a particular company are from the same institution having the sub-unit. However, there is a provision for a system of giving Open Vacancy specifically to a NCC Sub-unit of some institutions, as a special case, where students from other institutions which are not holding NCC can also join.

22. What is a NCC Troop?

Answer:The basic functional sub-unit in schools, having JW/JD Cadets, is a Troop.

23. How many NCC units can be allotted to an institution?

Answer:There are no fixed numbers.

24. What are the Teacher’s/Instructors (at the Schools) and Lecturers/ Professors/ Instructors (at the Colleges) with the NCC known as?

Answer:They are referred to as: Associate NCC Officers (ANO’s).

25. Who is responsible for the conduct of NCC activities in an institution?

Answer:The ANO. He is in control of the cadets and is responsible to plan and organize training with the assistance of the Permanent Instructional (PI) staff, detailed by the NCC unit.

26. NCC Officer (ANO) is the main key functionary of NCC in Colleges/ Schools. What role does the Head Master/Principal play in the implementation of this program?

Answer:Since NCC is a part of the educational programme, the primary responsibility rests with the Principal/Headmaster. Their close association with all the activities of the sub-unit in their institution will facilitate the former doing well. Periodic visit to parades, form an inspection of the sub unit once a month on a fixed day, visit to training camps in which his/her sub - unit is participating and so on will significantly contribute in achieving the Aims of the NCC programme.

27. Do ANO’s get orientation training enabling them to undertake their NCC responsibilities?

Answer:Yes.

28. What is the age limit for a student to join NCC?

Answer:For JD/JW Cadets: 13-18.5 Years For SD/SW Cadets: Upto 24 years of age.

29. Are there any Physical Criterion for a Student to join NCC? If so what are they?

Answer:Yes. They are specified at Rule 5(d) and 6(d) of the NCC Rules.

30. Are any fees to be paid for enrollment as an NCC Cadet?

Answer:No fees are to be paid. A token amount of money as yearly Regimental subscription and Cadet Welfare Society contribution is required to be paid by every cadet.

31. What is the duration of the NCC Programme as an NCC Cadet?

Answer:For JD/JW Cadets: Two Years. For SD/SW Cadets: Three Years with one year extension.

32. What is the uniform in NCC?

Answer:Army cadets wear khaki uniform. Naval cadets wear white uniform of Navy. Air Force cadets wear blue uniform similar to the Air Force.

33. Is it compulsory to wear NCC uniform?

Answer:Yes

34. As a JD/JW Cadet what NCC certificate will I earn?

Answer:‘A’ Certificate.

35. As a SD/SW cadet what NCC certificate(s) will I earn?

Answer:‘B’and ‘C’ Certificates.

36. Is it compulsory to attend NCC Camps?

Answer:Yes.

37. What are the various types of Camps in NCC?

Answer:(a) Annual Training Camp (ATC)
(b) Centrally Organised Camps (COC)
(i) Leadership Camps
(ii) VayuSainik Camp
(iii) NauSainik Camp
(iv) Rock Climbing Camps
(v) National Integration Camps (NIC)
(vi) ThalSainik Camps(TSC)

38. What sort of activities are undertaken in NCC?

Answer:Activities in NCC are categorized as under:-
(a) Institutional Training
(b) Camp Training
(C) Attachment Training (Service Unit)
(d) Air wing Training
(e) Naval wing Training
(f) Social Service and Community Development Activities.
(g) Youth Exchange Program
(h) Conduct of Republic Day Camp
(i) Conduct of course at OTA Kamptee and OTA Gwalior for ANO’s.
(j) Career Counselling and Personality Development..
(k) Remount & Veterinary Unit Training.
(l) Conduct of Certificate Examinations.
(m) Conduct of Adventure Activities.

39. Can I get any award for some extraordinary work /performance?

Answer:Merit and extraordinary work/performance is duly recognized at every level (at the Sub-Unit/ Unit/ Group/ Directorate/ HQ DGNCC levels) and is adequately rewarded/awarded in the NCC. For details contact you’re OC/CO Unit.

40. Can I get any chance for visiting other States in the country or abroad? How?

Answer:Yes, if you are selected for Centrally Organized Camps/Youth Exchange Programme.

41. How will NCC be useful in developing my personality?

Answer:Please see the Aims of NCC at FAQ 5.

42. How can I participate in the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi?

Answer:A cadet selected as a member of the Directorate contingent, for the Republic Day Camp at Delhi, can be selected for the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

43. Does NCC organize National Integration Camps?

Answer:Yes

44. Does NCC celebrate International and National days, Weeks etc?

Answer:Yes

45. Am I supposed to participate in election campaigns, rallies as an NCC Cadet?

Answer:No

46. Am I supposed to administer injections during immunization programmes?

Answer:No

47. Can I involve myself in ‘Tree Plantations’? How many saplings will I have to plant in a year? Will I get any certificate?

Answer:Yes. There are no fixed numbers. A certificate is awarded.

48. Can I donate blood during Blood Donation camps?

Answer:Yes

49. Is it compulsory to donate blood for an NCC cadet?

Answer:No

50. Is it compulsory to donate organs for an NCC cadet?

Answer:No

51. Is Army, Air Force and Navy training given to an NCC cadet, and if so with what purpose?

Answer:Yes. It exposes cadets to a regimented way of life which is essential for inculcating the values of discipline, dutifulness, punctuality, orderliness, smartness, respect for rightful authority, good and correct work ethos and self-confidence.

52. If I join NCC is it compulsory for me to join the Armed Forces thereafter?

Answer:No

53. How many States/UT does NCC cover all over the country?

Answer:All the states and Union Territories.

54. Is this scheme applicable to only Govt Schools & Colleges?

Answer:No. However financial arrangements with regard to expenditures vary depending on the type of the institution.

55. What sort of remuneration does an ANO get in NCC?

Answer:Remunerations received are:-
(a) Monthly Honorarium.
(b) Outfit Allowance.
(c) Outfit Maintenance Allowance.
(d) Travel and Messing Expenses for Pre-commission and Refresher courses.
(e) Rank Pay during Camps.
(f) TA and DA for journey for move to/ move back from camps.

56. Do NCC units have any connection with other voluntary organizations?

Answer:Yes; in implementing Community Development and Social service activities.

57. Are NCC cadets exposed to work in Natural disasters & calamities?

Answer:Yes, by permission of parents of cadets.

58. Can I ever get any chance to meet some eminent personalities/ celebrities while working in NCC?

Answer:Yes.

Disclaimer

While every care has been taken to provide correct and updated information, the NCC department is not responsible for any error/ omission or delay in updating data/information and so on. The visitors to the site are therefore, requested to contact the Lt. Sajid Hundekari , Associate NCC officer (ANO) mobile: 9423567576 or mail to sajidhundekar1299@gmail.com for details and/ or latest information.