17(A) Army Bn.
17(A) BATALION NCC
PARVATHANENI BRAHMAYYA SIDDHARTHA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, VIJAYAWADA
National Cadet Corps (NCC) :
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is playing a stellar role in fostering the youth of the country by providing them an ideal platform for their growth and channelizing their energies towards National Building. The NCC is the largest youth organisation in the country that truly reflects the spirit of a secular and united India. The NCC cadets are extremely motivated and disciplined and have distinguished themselves in various paths of life. The Corps is relentlessly taking efforts to inculcate national pride, patriotism, leadership and selfless service amongst the youth of the country and create a reservoir of disciplined and responsible citizens of the country.
Origin and Development:
The NCC has its genesis in the University Corps which was created under the Indian Defence Act 1917, with the objective to train students for the Army. The University Corps was then replaced by the University Training Corps in 1920 under the Indian Territorial Act. In 1942, it was renamed as the University Officers Training Corps. In September 1946, the Kunzru Committee was set up to establish a nation-wide youth organisation covering both schools and colleges and consequently the National Cadet Corps (NCC) came into existence on 15th July 1948, with the motto Unity and Discipline. Following the Army NCC Units, the Air Force and Naval NCC Units were introduced in 1950 and 1952 respectively. This voluntary youth organisation, which started with 20,000 cadets, is today probably the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world with 13 lakhs cadets. The NCC headquarters is located in New Delhi. Control and coordination are exercised through 17 State Directorates.
- To develop the qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship.
- To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life including Defence forces and be always available for the service of nation
- To create suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up the career in the Defence services
CARDINALS OF DISCIPLINE:
- Obey with a smile
- Be punctual
- Make no excuses and tell no lies
Unity and Discipline.
17(A) BATALION NCC UNIT AT PARVATHANENI BRAHMAYYA SIDDHARTHA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE:
Associate NCC Officer: Lt.Vijay Kolluri
Lecturer & Department of Commerce and Business Administration
There are 100 Senior Division Cadets under the command of an Associated NCC Officer (ANO). Our college NCC Company (Company No.: 92/17) comes under 17 Andhra Battalion of Kakinada Group of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Directorate.
It is inspected in 1977 under the command of Capt. B.S.Harsha Vardhan, Lecturer in Zoology, later it was handed over to Caretaker Sri. Ch. Venkateswarulu, Lecturer in Zoology, later it was handed over to Lt. K.Sridhar, Lecturer in Computer Sciences, later handed over to Caretaker Sri. Srinivas Reddy, Lecturer in Electronics. Later from 2013 company’s command is under Lt. K.Vijay, Lecturer in Department of Commerce and Business Administration.
Only first year degree students are enrolled on voluntary basis. Once enrolled, they take part in regular activities for three years. Every academic year, the training programme is of 90-105 hours (30-35 Parades). The cadets are also the given training to pass B and C certificates. C-Certificate is the highest recognition of training and qualification of a Senior NCC cadet and B-Certificate is the initial recognition of training and qualification of a Senior NCC cadet.
NCC Parade is held on every Sundays from 08.00 to 12.00 Noon, to instil discipline in the souls of the cadets and to create prospective officers for the Armed Forces. 30-35 parades are usually conducted every year. The training includes drill, map reading, first aid methods, field training, weapon training, civil defence and other social services activities. The military training is given by army officers, NCOs, JCOs and other higher officers.
Cadets attend different types of Camps like Republic Day Camp (RDC), Thal Sainik Camp (TSC), Advance Basic Leadership Camp (BLC),Army Attachment Camp (AAC),Annual Training Camps (ATC), National Integration Camps (NIC), Rock Climbing Camps (RCC), All India Trekking Camps and Special National Integration camps (SNIC). Besides attending the camps, cadets also participate in various programmes, directed by the Battalion, like AIDS Awareness Programme, Anti- tobacco Rally, Plastic Eradication Campaign, World Peace Day Rally, Tree Plantation, Environmental Protection Rally, Swach Bharat Abiyan ,Blodd Donation Camps and etc.
- Various Incentives are provided by the Central Government to Cadets with NCC "B" & "C" certificate holders for recruitment in the ranks in the Defence Forces.
- NCC Special Entry Scheme for Senior Division Graduates into Officers Training Academy(OTA) in group 19-25 years of age with 50% marks, through DDG of states for direct interview (SSB) every year. The Cadets are exempted from CDS examination conducted by UPSC.
List of Activities: