The history of NCC in Kerala State can be traced back to raising of ‘University   Labour Corps ’in 1939 by the then Travancore University . Main aim of this organization was to inculcate dignity of manual labour. Drill was also imparted for developing discipline. It has been renamed as ‘Travancore Officers Training Corps’ in 1945 and as a part of the training, a course on Military Studies introduced.

The NCC came into existence in the State of Kerala on 01 Jun 1949 with  the raising of 1 Travancore Bn NCC in the erstwhile State of Travancore. It consisted of two companies with a total str of 10 offrs and 315 cdts and had its HQ at Trivandrum. Two more companies were added to this Bn in 1954. In 1955, a Medical Coy was raised in the Trivandrum Medical College. In 1952, on integration of the states of Travancore and Cochin, 2 Cochin Naval Unit was raised at Cochin with 2 offrs and 60 cadets. These units were under the administrative control of HQ 2 Circle Cadet Corps located at Madras.

An Independent Circle HQ for Travancore-Cochin namely 16 Circle Cadet Corps was formed in 1955 and was subsequently re-designated as HQ 11 Circle Cadet Corps.  2 Kerala Bn NCC, 3 Kerala Bn NCC and 4 Kerala Bn NCC were raised at Kottayam, Ernakulam and Kozhikode respectively under this HQ, an Independent company was also raised at Palghat.  By 1960, 1 Kerala Air Squadron NCC (Flying) and four technical units had also come into being. HQ 11 Circle was upgraded to the level of NCC Dte (Kerala & Lakshadweep) on 29 Nov 1962. It had, under its command, 462 NCC Officers (incl ANOs) and 32,435 cdts. 

At present, NCC Directorate (K&L) has five NCC Group Headquarters located at Trivandrum, Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulum and Kozhikode. The Directorate under its command has 26 Army Battalions, 06 Naval Units, 02 Air Squadrons, 05 Girls Battalions, one (Independent) Girls Company, one (Independent) Arty Battery, one Sainik School Company NCC and one R&V Squadron NCC. The total strength of the Dte is 90 Officers, 937ANOs, 638 PI Staff, 04 WTLOs, 20 GCIs and 88064 Cadets.

Maj Gen Alok Beri
Additional Director General

Major General Alok Beri was commissioned in Regiment of Artillery on 19 Dec 1987.  He is an alumni of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.  The General Officer has done all important courses of Indian Army such as Advance Gunnery, LGSC, DSSC, SC and HDMC.  The General Officer has served in all parts of country both in staff and during comd.  His staff appointments include BM of HQ 78 Inf Bde in Mamun.  Col GS of HQ Bengal Area in Kolkata, Cdr of HQ 33 Arty Bde in Faridkot, Brig (IW) at HQ Eastern Comd in Kolkata, Dy Dir (Adm) at HQ SFF in Delhi.  The General Officer has also tenated as instructor Class C/B in School of Arty, Devlali and DS in SC Wing, AWC, Mhow.  He has commanded 154 Med Regt (SP) and 33 Arty Bde. 

The Gen Offr was the Commandant, NCC Offrs Trg Academy, at Kamptee just before his present appt as ADG NCC.  He assumed his present appt as Additional Director General, NCC Directorate (Kerala and Lakshadweep) on 25 Mar 2022.  In the present appointment he is the guiding light for more than 88,000  NCC cadets of the state in nation building, patriotism and National Integration.  NCC in the state under his able leadership is undertaking various projects on National Integration, preparation of youth for Armed Forces , social causes like Puneet Sagar and Swachh Bharath Mission.

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