During First World War, the British created University Officers’ Training Corps with an aim for second line of defence and also to have a large pool of trained youth available for employment into the Armed Forces. NCC in India was conceptualized and raised before independence, mainly with an aim to groom the youth, both boys and girls, to nurture them and channelize their energy towards nation-building by making them responsible citizens. After independence, the present day NCC came into existence on 16 April 1948, through XXXI Act of Parliament. NCC was formally inaugurated on 15 July 1948. The Girls’ Division of the NCC was raised in July 1949. On 01 April 1950, Air Wing was raised, with one Air Squadron each at Bombay and Kolkata. The Naval Wing of the NCC was raised in July 1952, thus completing the true representation of all services in the Corps. Following the 1962 India-China war, the NCC training was made compulsory in 1963. In 1968, the Corps was again made voluntary. Today, the NCC has an enrolled strength of more than 13.5 lakh 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 in the service of the nation.
Moto : - Unity and Discipline ( एकताऔरअनुशासन)
ORGANISATION OF THE NCC
The NCC is a voluntary organization which is administered through the Ministry of Defence. At the Headquarters level, this organization is headed by an officer of the rank of Lieutenant General who is responsible for the functioning of the NCC in the country. There are 17 Directorates located in the state capitals headed by an officer of the rank of a Major General / Brigadier or equivalent from the three Services. Depending upon the size of the state and growth of NCC in the states, Directorates have up to 14 Group Headquarters under them through which they exercise their command and control of the organization in the state. Each group is headed by an officer of the rank of Brig / Colonel or equivalent known as Group Commander. Each NCC Group Headquarters controls 5-7 NCC units/battalions, commanded by Colonel / Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent. Each battalion consists of companies which are commanded by the Associate NCC Officers (ANO) of the rank of Lieutenant, Captain or Major. In all, there are 95 Group Headquarters in the country who exercise control over a network of 777 Army Wing Units (including technical and girls’ unit), 61 Naval Wing Units and 61 Air Squadrons.
The NCC Boys Senior Division (Army Wing) started in the institution from the year 1985, with 153 cadets. The College Unit (5/17 UP NCC COY.) attached to the 17 UP BN NCC, 8 Chaitham Line, Prayagraj. The NCC was started under the leadership of Dr. Paras Nath Mishra. He had undergone training at OTA Kamtee and was commissioned as an ANO with rank of 2/Lieutenant on 20.09.1986. After that Dr. S. P. Pandey took charge of ANO’s and provided his efficient leadership to the college unit for a long time. Capt. (Dr.) S. P. Pandey commissioned on 14.01.1993 and remained in-charge of NCC till 2019 (1993-2015 as ANO and 2017-2019 as Caretaker). After Dr. Pandey, Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Choudhary and Dr. Shailesh Kumar Yadav also held the post of ANO / Caretaker for some time. At present, Lt. (Dr.) Narendra Kumar Singh, Department of Medieval & Modern History, is the ANO of the College Unit. He had undergone training at OTA Kamtee and was commissioned as an ANO with rank of Lieutenant on 23.10.2021.
The college has the strength of 153 Cadets and has separate NCC office, store room and class room assigned to the NCC unit along with necessary items and huge ground within its premise for conducting regular activities like Drill, Cultural events, Games and other NCC programs. The college had received 6 UP Girls’ BN NCC in year 1996-1997 and after running properly till 2012-13, it couldn’t remain functional due to some technical issues. Efforts are also being made to restore girls’ Wing as soon as possible.
Iswar Saran Degree College Unit provides two year NCC training for “B” certificate exams and three year training for “C” certificate exams. NCC is available for regular students of the college. Fresh students having 15-23 years of age with physical and mental fitness are eligible for joining NCC. Students can join NCC only if NCC coverage as per the vacancy/ unit availability to their institution. College units enroll fresh students of NCC I year in the month of August on the basis of physical and mental aptitude test
1. Sahara Scholarships- Sahara Group’ awards 1017 Scholarships every year based on the academic performance of cadets.
2. Cadets Welfare Society Scholarship – There are 1000 scholarships of Rs. 6,000/- each. 250 vacancies out of total 1000 are reserved for cadets coming from rural/ disturbed areas only.
3. Admission in educational courses–Bonus Marks/ Weightage is also given in admission to most of the educational courses.
4. Employment Opportunities –
Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun
25 vacancies per course through UPSC and SSB interview
Officers Training Academy (OTC), Chennai
50 vacancies per course for Short Service
Commission. No UPSC exam, only SSB interview.
Indian Naval Academy (Naval)
6 vacancies per course for Officers. No UPSC exam, only SSB Interview.
Indian Air Force Academy
10% in all courses including flying training courses. Only SSB interview.
OR/ Sailors/ Airman
Bonus Marks/ Weightage given in recruitment
Para Military Forces : BSF/CISF/ITBP/ Coast guard
Ministry of Communications Dept. of Telecommunication
NCC ‘B’/‘C’ Certificate holders are considered eligible for recruitment to gazette posts
Preference given to NCC Cadets in State Government Services including Police
Many industries give preference to NCC ‘C‘
certificate holders for jobs.
College always support and promote their NCC cadets to participate in various activities organized in our college/institutions across the country. The basic NCC training is conducted by the ANO and PI staff from the Battalion. Apart from this, the most imposing landmark of the NCC has been the social service activity. The purpose of organizing these activities is to make the cadet, conscious and sensitive to the needs and problems of the people and also contribute meaningfully to the enrichment of community life. The cadets of this college have actively participated in different activities such as-
Principal Prof. Anand Shanker Singh ji and Lt. (Dr.) Narendra Kumar Singh (ANO) inspecting the ‘Republic Day Parade’.
Group photography during ‘Republic Day function’ with respected Principal, Teachers, ANO and NCC cadets.