NCC or National Cadet Corps is the world’s largest uniformed youth organization of Armed Forces. It operates under the motto ‘Unity and Discipline’. The aim of NCC is to bring together the youth hailing from different parts of the country and moulding them into united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation. The NCC is headed by a Director-General with the rank of Lieutenant General and the Headquarters is located in Delhi. There are 17 Directorates located in the state capitals and each is headed by an Additional Director General, an officer of the rank of a Major General. Kerala state comes under the Kerala & Lakshadweep (K & L) directorate and the headquarters is located in Trivandrum. Group Headquarters are the further division of directorates through which they exercise their command and control of the organisation in the state. There may be up to 14 groups depending upon the size of the state and the growth of NCC. Each group is headed by an officer of the rank of Brigadier or equivalent known as Group Commander. There are 5 group headquarters under Kerala & Lakshadweep (K & L) directorate which are Calicut group, Ernakulam group, Kollam group, Kottayam group, Trivandrum group. Each NCC Group Headquarters control 5–7 units or battalions commanded by Colonel/Lt. Col or an equivalent. The Ernakulam group is the group headquarters of the NCC Unit of our college. The unit has been conceived in our college in 1987. Ever since that our unit has produced cadets who have achieved laureates at the state and national level. Rahana Mouthy and Lakshmi Induchoodan, cadets of 2016-2019 and 2017-2020 have secured medals at the Thal Sainik Camp held in Delhi. In every year we have dedicated and enthusiastic cadets participating in social activities like flood disaster relief programme, Chief minister’s “Sannada Sena” and others, and expedition activities like mountaineering, trekking and paragliding.
As part of the Mega Pollution Awareness programmethe NCC unit of our college has conducted many activities like seminar,awareness classes and competitions like essay writing, logo designing, caption making, painting,treasure hunt etc.The cadets were divided into several groups for conducting these activities. One of the groups headed by Cdt. Chitra prepared an anthology on pollution and has wontheprize for the best performance. The activities culminated with prize distribution ceremony held at the Principal’s office where our respected Principal adorned the winners with medal. This programme has also received great appreciation from 22 k battalion for its innovative ideas ,and for the commitment of the cadets.
U.O. Lakshmi Induchoodan 22 (K) Battalion, Eloor ( 3rd BSc Chemistry) received Chief Ministers Scholarship 2020 for best cadet in Kerala and Lakshadweep directorate. Also Cadet Welfare Society (CWS) Best Award holder 2020. She got selected and attended All India Thal Sainik Camp Delhi 2018 and won Bronze Medal Judging distance field signal competition.