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About NCC

About NCC

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 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.


Director General, NCC:



  • Lieutenant General Gurbirpal Singh, AVSM, VSM was commissioned into The PARACHUTE REGIMENT in 1987. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has attended the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, the Higher Command Course in Mhow and the National Defence College Course in New Delhi.
  • He has been a Company Commander in counter insurgency environment in Nagaland and in the Siachen Glacier. He has commanded a Special Forces Battalion in the intense counter terrorism environment of the Valley Sector in Kashmir and also in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. He has commanded a Mountain Brigade & an Infantry Division on the Line of Control.
  • The General Officer has tenanted the appointments of General Staff Officer (Operations) in Sector Headquarters Rashtriya Rifles. He has had two tenures each in Military Operation Directorate and Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff. Besides, he has been an Instructor at the Commando School and Indian Military Training Team.
  • An alumnus of the National Cadet Corps, Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh, AVSM, VSM has now taken over the reins of National Cadet Corps – The premier youth organization of the country, as its 34th Director General on 27 Sep 2021.