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1. The genesis of the National Cadet Corps can be traced back to that period of World War I when having been pushed to the wall; the British looked desperately towards India as a source of manpower in their war effort.   The casualties suffered by the British Indian Corps in the war were so heavy that the Indian Army Reserves could not cope up with the demands of reinforcements.   The British Govt in India desired greater Indian participation in the war effort, and therefore, introduced the Indian Defence Force Bill in the Legislative Council in Delhi on 21 Feb 1917.   This bill sought to obtain the compulsory enrolment of the European British subjects in India and voluntary enrolment of the non-European British subjects within the country.   The Bill was essentially a war measure designed to meet the immediate military requirement of the Empire.

2. Indian Defence Force Act 1917 was passed by the Governor General of British India on 28 Feb 1917.   As per this Act, the Governor General could start enrolment of Indian students in a youth organization named as University Corps.

3. Today, it has taken the shape of largest uniformed youth organization in the world i.e. the National Cadet Corps of India.  

4. University Officers Training Corps (UOTC).

  * Indian Air Training Corps (IATC). It was inaugurated at Aligarh Muslim University in 1943 and was established to provide Air Force Training to university students.

  * Sea Scouts Corps. It was established to provide Naval training to the university students.

  * Women’s Auxiliary Corps (India). It was formed on the pattern of the Women’s Auxiliary Corps UK, in 1942 and a number of Indian women from different strata of society came forward to join it to go gain a new experience.   People observed and accepted the few women moving around in uniform in India with interest.   The Women’s Auxiliary Corps thus, broke the ice of orthodoxy in India in many ways and paved the way for young...


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