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, Six Naval Units, Two 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, 05 WTLOs, 20 GCIs and 85233 Cadets.

Maj Gen Mandip Singh Gill
Additional Director General

Maj Gen Mandip Singh Gill was commissioned in to Regiment of Artillery on 19 Dec 1987.  The General Officer is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasala and having an impressive array of qualifications including Joint Air Warfare Course from College of Air Warfare Secunderabad, Technical Staff Officers Course from Institute of Armament Technology, Senior Command Course from Army War College and Higher Defence Management course from College of Defence Management.  Apart this, General Officer is a Postgraduate in Defence Studies from School of Artillery and Master of Management Studies from Osmania University.

In his illustrious career General Officer has Commanded 91 Medium Regiment, one of the most prestigious Artillery Regiment of Indian Army, 19 Artillery Brigade in Counter Terrorist Operation in Kashmir Valley and 16 Arty Brigade in Western Sector.  For his distinguished service he was awarded   GOC-in-C Commendation Card in Jun 2013.

Before the present assignment as ADG NCC Directorate (Kerala & Lakshadweep) General Officer has commanded NCC Group HQ, Jammu moulding the youth of sensitive boarder area as future soldiers for the nation.  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 COVID-19 relief operations projects on National Integration preparation of youth for Armed Forces and Police Forces as well as social causes like Social Forestry and Swachh Bharath Mission.

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