National Cadet Corps - NCC
National Cadet Corps aims to develop character, comradeship, and capacity for leadership among youth in India. NCC at St. Thomas College of Arts and Science motivates the students with the best training and the ideals of selfless service. The training inculcates team spirit and a sense of nationalism and it also helps in developing the overall personality of an individual.
The St. Thomas College NCC, Naval wing is under 4 (TN) Naval Tech. Unit NCC, Madras ‘B’ Group was started in October 2021. The coy no. is FSFS/07/2021. The first-year students are enrolled for a duration of three years. We also enrol girls in the NCC and the total allotted strength including girls is 50. The NCC parades are regularly conducted in our college ground daily from 6.00 AM to 8.00 AM as per the Parade Schedule. The pre-parade meeting is also conducted frequently in front of the NCC Office.
The NCC cadets actively participate in the campus's Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations. Annual Training Camp, Republic Day Camp (RDC – New Delhi), Inter Group Competitions (IGC), National Integration Camp (NIC) and special camps like Trekking Camp, and Firing Camp are held periodically. The NCC cadets also get the opportunity to visit various countries like Singapore, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Maldives and Taiwan through Youth Exchange Program (YEP) to represent our country. St. Thomas College NCC cadets also organize social service events like Anti – Drug Rally, Blood Donation Camp, Anti – Plastic Rally, visiting orphanages and old age homes and creating awareness among the public regarding Consumer Awareness, Cancer & AIDS awareness, Tree Plantation etc. The Cadets are encouraged to complete “B” and “C” certificate examinations and to join Defence Services like Army, Navy and Air force.
The NCC unit at St. Thomas College functions under the guidance of Group Captain Arunachalam Group Commander, Madras ‘B’ Group, Lieutenant Commander CR Lalith Kumar, Commanding Officer, 4 (TN) Naval Tech. Unit NCC and Associate NCC Officer Sub-Lt. K. Govindarajan, who has completed the Pre-Commission Course for NCC officers in Officers Training Academy, Kamptee, Nagpur from August 13, 2022, to October 26, 2022.
Aim of NCC
Incentives for NCC cadets
- To develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, and ideals of selfless service amongst the youth of the country.
- To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life and be always available for the service of the nation.
- To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the armed forces.
- Bonus marks for higher studies and Government jobs.
- Preference in the selection for State/ Central Uniformed Services.
- Direct Commission as officers in the Indian Defence Services.
Associate NCC Officer: Sub-Lieutenant K. Govindarajan MCA, M.Phil., Asst. Professor,Dept. of Computer Applications.
NCC Instructor: Mr S. Manikandan B.Sc., NCC ‘C’ certificate, RDC.