NCC - Army

Mission:

"Unity and Discipline"

NCC army wing was started in our college in 1958 to inculcate national spirit and discipline among undergraduate students. Further from the year 2006, the girls wing of NCC was also introduced. P. Barathi, Associate Professor of History, is the officer in charge of NCC Army Wing in our college.



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Objectives

History

Origin

An infantry wing of NCC was sanctioned to the college by the National Cadet Corps Directorate of Tamilnadu, Pondicherry and Andamans, in July 1958. Our college Army wing was attached to 29, TamilNadu Independent company which came under the control of Madurai Group NCC, Madurai.

Commanders

Eminent professors from various departments of our college have served as the commanders of our NCC Army Wing: Dr.Shanmugaraja @ Gandhi (Department of Economics), Captain C. Veeramuthu (Department of History), Captain T. V. Vijayaraghavan, Major J. D. Paul Jeyaraj (Department of English), Major M. N. V. Sastri (Department of English), Major A. Rangasamy (Department of Commerce), Captain M. V. Subramaniam (Department of Commerce), Captain P. N Pitchaiah (Department of Economics), Captain A. E. Arumugam (Department of English), Captain M. Balasubramanian (Department of History), 2/Lt V. Muthiah (Department of English), 2/Lt S. Kumareson (Department of Chemistry)and Captain Dr. G. Paulraj (Department of Commerce).

At Present, P. Bharathi, Associate Professor in History, is in charge of NCC Army Wing.



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Activities

1. Training

The training in NCC is comprehensive and interesting. Cadets are trained throughout the three years of their undergraduate course. They receive intensive training in drill, weapon utilisation, military organization, para-sailing, cross-country, trekking, cycle expedition, field-crafts and battle-crafts, signals, traffic-control, first-aid, civil-defense, map-reading, self-defence, yoga, leadership, hygiene and sanitations and ecological awareness.

2. Camps

Every year, Our cadets attend combined Annual Training Camp, Army Attachment Camp, All India Mountaineering Camp, National-Integration Camp, All-India Trekking Camp, Cycle Expeditions, Republic Day Camp at New Delhi, Independence Day Camp at New Delhi organized by Directorate of NCC, New Delhi.

3. Social Services

The NCC Army Wing of our college organises various social service programmes: improving the existing infraustructure like roads, briges, etc in under-developed villages of Thoothukudi district. So far we have taken care of villages such as Madathoor, Pudukottai, Meelavittan, Kurukkusalai and Armuganeri.

4. Rallies

Every year, our NCC Army Wing organises seminars and rallies on contemporary social issues like Anti-Tobbaco, Anti-Drugs, Anti-Dowry, Blood-Donation, Eye-Donation, National-Integration, Secularism & Religious-Harmony, Adult education and Tree plantation.


Achievements

Cycle-Cum-Trekking Expeditions were arranged from Tuticorin to Kanyakumari, from Tuticorin to Courtallam and from Tuticorin to Manjolai hills every year during the tenure of Captain C.Veeramuthu. Captain C.Veeramuthu led the Tamilnadu contingent for All-India Trekking camp in 1998 held at Tanga, Arunachal Pradesh (NERTrekking).


Many of our cadets successfully complete NCC “B” and “C” Certificate examination every year. In the Madurai Group NCC, VOC College unit has continually improved its performance. Our cadets have secured the first and the second places in firing and drill competitions. Our cadets are selected for All-India leadership Training camps every year.


More than 1000 cadets of our wing have joined in Indian military in different cadres. Prominent among them is our old cadet S.Ponnambalam (B.Com. 1959-62) who joined Indian Military and got promoted to the Rank of Major-General in the ACS Regiment.