National Cadet Corps. (N.C.C.) (Company III)
The 11th battalion company of the
NCC has a strength of 160 Cadets (with Head Quarters at Nagercoil). The mixed
battalion (boys and girls) has been functioning for the last five years. The
aims of the N.C.C. are :
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
To create a human resource of organized, trained
and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life including the
armed forces and to make them always available for the service of the nation.
The tenure of
N.C.C. training is normally two years. In cases of exceptional cadets, it may
be extended to one more year. The N.C.C. training consists of the drill with or
without arms, weapon training, map reading, bayonet-fighting, range firing with a rifle and light machine gun, elementary military field tactics, the study of army
organization, and allied subjects. Selected cadets will have the privilege of
attending Annual Training Camp, Summer Training Camp, Advanced Leadership
Training Camp, Republic Day Parade, Mountaineering Courses, and Attachment to
There will be
40 parades per year.
Attendance is compulsory for all parades.
good turn out and active disciplined participation are expected of all cadets.
will have the chance of appearing for B and C Certificate examinations
according to the proficiency attained.