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National Cadet Corps (NCC) - NAVY WING

The National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Navy, Army and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens, which was created under the Indian Defence Act, 1917 with the Aim to make up the shortage of the Army. Upon the recommendation of the committee headed by Pandit H N, National Cadet Corps came into existence under the National Cadet Corps Act XXXI of 1948 under the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The Naval Wing was introduced in 1950 and the NCC curriculum was developed at the behest of Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who took a keen interest in the growth of the NCC. Following the 1962 Sino-Indian War, to meet the requirement of the Nation, the NCC training was made compulsory in 1963. In 1968, the Corps was again made voluntary.

The Aims of NCC.

  • To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens.
  • To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces, and be always available for the service of the nation.
  • To create a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the armed forces.


  • Institutional Training
  • Camp Training.
  • Attachment Training.
  • Naval Wing Activities.
  • Youth Exchange Programme.
  • Community Development Programme cum Social Service Activities.
  • Adventure Training, Cycle Expedition, Trekking & Sports etc.
  • Foot Drill, Arms Drill & Weapons Training.
  • Self Defence.
  • Map Reading

College of Agriculture, Vellayani is the only agricultural college in Kerala to establish a NCC unit. Our college has been allotted one Division of Senior Division Naval Wing NCC Sub unit on 26th November 2021 with a total strength of 50 cadets. Our NAVY NCC unit functions under 1(K) Navy Unit, NCC, Aaakulam, Thiruvananthapuram. The total tenure of a cadet is 3 years. First batch of students were enrolled on 30th November, 2021. Bsc(Hons.) Ag. and Btech (Biotechnology) students were enrolled for the programme.

For more details click on the link : NCC_COA

Officer in charge of 1(K) Naval NCC unit

Dr. Pratheesh P Gopinath

Assistant Professor (Agrl. Statistics)

ph:7011904862, 9526850087

Email: pratheesh.pg@kau.in

Marching towards service: NCC cadets assist devotees at Attukal Pongala, 2023

The service provided by NCC cadets during Attukal Pongala is truly praiseworthy. With their dedication and commitment, they have been instrumental in ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience for the devotees. From assisting with crowd control to providing first aid and managing traffic, these cadets have tirelessly worked towards making the festival a success. Their selflessness and willingness to serve is truly inspiring and sets an excellent example for the community. Their efforts have not only helped in maintaining law and order during the festival, but also in fostering a sense of community and solidarity among the devotees. It is indeed heartening to see young cadets coming forward and contributing to the society in such a meaningful way. Their service during Attukal Pongala deserves our utmost respect and admiration.

Three cadets from 1(K) Naval NCC unit volunteered for the event

Sarath Chandran V C
Ad no : 2021-41-246
Ncc no : KL2022SDN112033

Cesela k
Ad no : 2021-41-163
Ncc no: KL2022SWN112030

Adithya Prakash
Ncc no : KL2022SWN112029


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Kerala Agricultural University
Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 695522