National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organisation , comprising Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. During the Independence movement, leaders of our nation had realised need to create a national level youth organisation, to train and groom young boys and girls as responsible citizens and future leaders of our great country in all walks of life, including the defence forces. The first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru presided over the function of raising the first NCC Unit at Delhi on the last Sunday of Nov 1948 . This day is traditionally celebrated as the 'NCC Day'.
Two separate wings of NCC exist in Degree CollegeHaldwani for boys and girls. Admissions are granted on the basis of physical fitness and extra-curricular achievements. 75 per cent presence in the NCC parades is mandatory.
Enrolment is open to all students who satisfy the standards of physical fitness.Enrolment forms can be obtained from the respective N.C.C. Officers. Training commences in July. Enrolment forms duly filled in must reach the concerned N.C.C. Offices within the date as per the notice for enrolment. Students selected for enrolment as cadets shall have to contribute four rupees each towards Regimental Fund and ten rupees each towards, Cadets'Welfare Society at the time of submission of enrolment forms.
Training is imparted to the cadets by the staff from Defence Services at the regular parades in the colleg and at the State level and All India Camps. The training includes Military subjects, Social Service, General Awareness and Cultural items.
N.C.C. cadets are preferred in the service of Border Security Force, Central Reserve Police, Reserve Police of different States. CISF, Fire Brigade and as Security Officers in different Compaies / Corporations, N.C.C. Cadets in possession of ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificates of N.C.C. will respectively be given 5, 10 and 15 marks more in the selection to C.R.P. and B.S.F.
Although the minimum qualification for the post of D.S.P. is a Second Class Bachelor's Degree, cadets in possession of a ‘C’ Certificate in N.C.C. can apply even if they are simple Gradates. N.C.C. cadets also get preference for the post of Sub-Inspectors and Sergeants of Police if they have obtained ‘C’ and ‘B’ certificates of N.C.C. respectively. Certificate ‘C’ holders are exempted from written test of CDS examinations may be called for SSB interview directly. Certificate ‘C’ holders appearing at SSB after written test may avail quota reserved for them in each course of recruitment. Graduate with ‘C’ certificate in N.C.C. Air Wing can apply for entry into the Indian Air Force both in Ground and Flying Branches. The candidates are to apply within two years of their leaving N.C.C. through the commanding officers of the AIR squadron. NCC cadets with high academic merit can avail different scholarships awarded by DG NCC, Cadets Welfare Society and Sahara India. Cadets are selected at the All India Republic Day Camp at Delhi every year to visit different countries abroad under the Youth Exchange Programme.
The cadets may retain some of the clothing items and are required to return the restricted clothing and equipment issued to them by the date as will be notified by the respective Company Commanders / Principal.