The NCC has its genesis lin the "University Corps", 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 Corpos(UOTC). The need to create a youth organization at National Level to train young boys and girls to be better citizens and future leaders of our great country in all walks of life, including defense 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 Jawahar Lal Nehru.
The National Cadet Corps came into existence on 16th Jul, 1948 under the NCC Act XXXI of
1948 under the Ministry of Defence with the following aims :-
- To develop character, comradeship, ideals of service and capacity for leadership in the youth of the country.
- To stimulate interest in the defense of the country, by providing service training to youth.
- To build up a reserve to enable the Armed Forces to expand rapidly in a national emergeny.