1.      NCC was started in Punjab in Oct 1948 with three Bns, one Indep Coy and one Arty Bty with a total cdt str of 1624. By 1949, the number of units increased to eight, numbers of NCC cadets to 6,628 and the number of Officers managing these units to 218. The Punjab region was designated as No 8 Circle Cadet Corps with its HQ located at Shimla and commanded by Maj SN Nigam. Later, in 1956, the Circle HQ was shifted to Chandigarh. In 1964, the Circle HQ was converted into NCC Dte Punjab commanded by a Director NCC of the rank of Brig. On 1st Jul 1964, the jurisdiction of NCC Dte Punjab was extended to the State of Himachal Pradesh (HP) and the Directorate was re- designated as NCC Directorate Punjab & HP.

2.      To cope up with the increased work load, decentralize and facilitate comd and control, the whole of unified Punjab and HP were divided into eight Gp HQ commanded by Lt Cols. These Gp HQ were and are still located at Chandigarh, Ambala, Rohtak, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala and Shimla. The NCC Gp Cdrs were given the responsibility to exercise control and to co-ordinate activities of NCC Units under their comd.

3.      On 01 Nov 1966, consequent to re-organisation of Punjab State into Punjab, Haryana, HP States, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, the designation of this Dte was changed to NCC Dte Punjab, Haryana, HP and Chandigarh (PHHP&C Dte). The names of NCC Units located in different States were also changed, accordingly.

4.      NCC in this Dte has now grown into a large org comprising 34 NCC Bns, 12 Girl Bns, 3 R&V Sqns, 6 Naval Units, 8 Air Sqns and 4 Sainik School covering 1,50,361 sq kms in 56 districts. NCC units under the Dte are imparting trg to a total of 1,39,267 cdts, both boys and girls, in 1998 Colleges and Schools. 

5.      Despite bifurcation of the erstwhile State of Punjab into four States (including UT of Chandigarh), within the NCC, the Dte is still popularly known as the “Punjab Dte”. Presently the NCC Dte PHHP&C is being commanded by Maj Gen JS Sandhu, AVSM.

6.      The Directorate has won the NCC Championship Banner FIVE OUT OF LAST SEVEN TIMES.

Maj Gen Hardev Singh Sohi, SM
Additional Director General

Major General Hardev Singh Sohi, SM took over as the 10th ADG of NCC Directorate Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Chandigarh on 23rd Aug 2022. The General Officer has served in varied terrain and operational areas and holds multiple military & civil academic qualifications. In his 33 years of distinguished service, the officer has tenated prestigious command and staff assignments, including a foreign tenure.

Important command appointments tenated by the General Officer include command of an Infantry Battalion and Infantry Brigade, both in the active conflict environment of Jammu and Kashmir and North East. 

NCC Dte PHHP&C comprises of eight Group HQ located in the three progressive States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & UT of Chandigarh to coordinate various NCC activities. The footprints of the Directorate cover 56 districts imparting training to almost 1.5 lakh cadets in 2000 Colleges and Schools. The training focuses on the overall development of youth and moulding them into future leaders in all spheres of life.

NCC Groups

22 Oct


No Records Found.

31 Jan

Enrollment Data in respect of NCC Dte PHHP&C as on 15 Nov 2022

Enrollment Data in respect of NCC Dte PHHP&C as on 15 Nov 2022
23 Sep

Enrollment Data in respect of NCC Dte PHHP&C as on 31 Mar 2022

The enrollment period for the Trg Year 2021-22 will be extended upto 31 Mar 2022.

Schedule of Training

View full Schedule




Ekta Diwas


Back to Top