The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits students from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. These students are called Cadets after joining the organization. This is the biggest organization in India, where about 12 lakhs students are enrolled every year. They are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and 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.

Motto : Unity in Discipline

Cardinal Principles of discipline
  1. Obey with a smile.
  2. Be Punctual.
  3. Work hard and without fuss.
  4. Make no excuses and tell no lies.

Aims
  1. To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizen.
  2. To create a human resource of organised 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.

Oath
"I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Cadet Crops. Further under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly."

Pledge
"We the cadet of the national cadet corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizen of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings."