The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
Youth is the strength of nation. Youth plays always a vital role in the development of a powerful nation. National Cadet Corps is recognized as the second line of defense. This youth organization has also its own history. After Independence, a committee was set up under the chairmanship of Pt. Kunzroo. On the report of the committee the National Cadet Corps Organization came into existence in 1948. It is the largest youth organization in our country.