NCC is the biggest youth organization of the country with more than 15 lakh cadet strength. It was established in the year 1949 in its present form, though it follows the legacy of the University Cadet Corps established in 1917. NCC as an organization is contributing towards the development of the youth in the country. It is open to educated boys and girls of schools and colleges of the country. It is administered by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. The motto of NCC is “Unity & Discipline”. Training activities in NCC consists of basic training of the regular armed forces provided throughout the academic year.
NCC offers a specialised course which includes the practical training of weapon handling, firing, military tactics, civil defence, first aid, map reading and many more. This course consists of 3 years of senior division cadets followed by certificate examinations. The ‘C’ certificate earned by an NCC cadet will enable him or her to join the Armed Forces in different categories and capabilities.
St. Xavier’s College NCC is affiliated to 20 Bengal Battalion NCC (Army Wing) as its 6th company. It is open for both boys and girls studying in undergraduate courses of the college. Since its inception in 1949, the college unit has served extraordinarily in various fields and achieved prestigious honour and distinct recognition from various international, national and state events.