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Youth Exchange Programmes
Youth Exchange Programmes between NCC of India and youth organisations of other countries are undertaken yearly. The Exchange Programme includes mutual visits up to 24 days in which cadets undertake billeting families, community work projects, educational activities etc. These projects develop mutual respect, adaptability, self-discipline, cross cultural learning and above all, love for one’s country. India has Youth Exchange Programme with Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, Maldives, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and Vietnam. These programmes give the youth of our nation an enhanced understanding of the international environment and help them to become effective leaders in the future.
Career Counselling and Personality Development Camps
NCC’s recent initiatives to start career counselling, and courses in personality development and communication skills would prove beneficial for all cadets, particularly those from the rural areas. One of the aims of NCC is to provide the right environment to motivate the youth to join the armed forces. However, the training provided by NCC and imbibing virtues such as discipline, dedication and commitment would definitely help cadets to excel in other walks of life too.
Value of NCC Certificates and Camps
There are three types of certificates NCC cadets can secure: ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’. You will be eligible for the ‘A’ certificate after you have spent 1-2 years in the Junior Division (school-level) and attended one training camp. For the ‘B’ certificate, you should have attended at least 75 per cent classes in the Senior Division (in college) and one training camp. The most coveted is the ‘C’ certificate. To be eligible for this exam, you should be a ‘B’ certificate-holder, in your third year at college and should have attended at least one outdoor camp and one national integration camp or Republic Day parade or any other outdoor activity organised by the Directorate of the NCC. The tests are held in March-April every year. A ‘C’ certificate-holder has many advantages when it comes to the selection process in the armed forces.
Various Advantages Given to NCC Cadets Army:
Thirty-two vacancies in every regular course of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) are reserved for NCC ‘C’ certificate-holders who have passed the CDSE and have been declared successful by the Services Selection Board. They have a distinct advantage during training. A separate merit list is prepared for NCC cadets with ’C’ certificate.
The NCC Special Entry Scheme offers Short Service Commission of 5 years (non-technical) in the Indian Army to graduates (50% agg) with ‘C’ certificate. You will be deputed for training at the OTA, Chennai.
Eligibility: Unmarried male graduates (19-25 years) who have served for at least two years in the Senior Division of the Army Wing of the NCC with a ‘B’ grade in the ‘C’ certificate exam.
Selection: SSB tests, interview and medical test. Selected candidates undergo training for a period of nine months at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai.
Navy: The Indian Navy offers Permanent Commission in the Executive Branch to graduates with NCC ‘C’ certificate.
Eligibility: Unmarried male graduates (. BE/BSc (Phys & Maths) with Naval Wing Senior Division NCC ‘C’ certificate.
Selection: SSB interview/test and medical examination. Approxi-mately six selected candidates undergo the naval orientation course at the Naval Academy, Goa, followed by professional training at Naval Academy units/ships/establishments.
Air Force : The Indian Air Force Offers Permanent Commission in the Flying Branch to science graduates with NCC ‘C’ certificate.
Eligibility : Unmarried male graduates (BSc with physics and/or maths) and a ‘C’ certificate of the NCC air wing.
Selection : SSB interview. Make sure you apply within 24 months of leaving the NCC. Upon selection you will be sent for 22 weeks of pre-flight training followed by 52 weeks of flight training.On successful completion of which candidates are granted commission in the rank of Lieutenant.