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          NCC was started in erstwhile Madras State in July 1948 at College level with three Uunits 1 (Madras) Bn NCC, 3 (Madras) NCC Engineering Platoon.   In 1949, NCC training for boys was started at school level with a strength of 1550 cadets covering 10 Institutions and the NCC training for girls commenced in 1954 both at College and School level.  Soon after the declaration of emergency in 1962, the Govet o India decided to extend the benefits of NCC trg to all able bodied boys between the age of 15 to 18 years in all Institutions.   To keep up with expansion programme the controlling HQ in Madras became a Directorate with the Director as its head to control and supervise NCC activities control of Directorate.  In June 1983, the appointment of Director was upgraded to Deputy Director General NCC and the units in Andaman and Nicobar Islands were brought under its orbat from 31 Jan 1987.

        Today the Directorate consists of Six Groups, two of which are located at Chennai and one each at Madurai, Triuchirappalli, Coimbatore and Puducherry to administer a total of 59 Units, 45 of which are afilliated to Army, 7 to Navy and 6 to the Air Force and one Sainik School, Amaravathi Nagar.   Since the beginning in 1948, the erstwhile NCC Madras Directorate is housed inside the historical and prestigious Fort Saint George Complex.   The Directorate is in the Forefront of NCC activities in the country, since its inception, the Directorate has won the covered “Prime Minister’s Banner” twelve time in 1962,1968,1971,1974,1975,1976,1978,1980,1987,1995,2000 and 2003.

Additional Director General


An alumnus of Sainik School, Tilaiya and National Defence Academy; Cmde Atul Kumar Rastogi was commissioned into IN on 01 Jan 89. He underwent his naval training aboard a variety of ships, emerging as one of the best cadets and second in order of merit as a Midshipman. In 1991, he was selected as the commissioning NO of the first indigenous 1241 RE Vibhuti and, thereafter, was an Instructor at the Naval Academy, INS Mandovi,Goa.

He was selected for the Long Course and graduated at the head of his course in 1995. He navigated Khanjar till Dec 1996 and thereafter, was selected as the commissioning NOII of Delhi. In Jan1999, he was promoted to the rank of Cdr and appointed as NO Delhi. In May 2000, he took charge as ExO Nirghat, and, thereafter, assumed Command of Akshay. underwent the 58th Staff Course at DSSC, Wellington in 2002-03, and was select listed for Commander in May2003.

After a brief stint as JDNO at Naval Headquarters, he attended the Joint and Combined Staff Course at Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, at Upon return, he carried out the duties of SO to DCNS till Sep 05. He was, thereafter, posted at DSSC, Wellington as DS till Dec 07. Thereafter, he commanded Dunagiri, where he was instrumental in progressing trials of new induction equipment ‘Revathi’ and ‘Mareech’. Upon promotion to the rank of Captain on 25 Jul 09, he attended 22nd NHCC. Upon completion, he joined the College as DS, where he was instrumental in shifting the College from Mumbai to Goa and setting it up in newlocation.

Upon conclusion of IO’s course in Sep 13, he was appointed as the Deputy President of NSB at Coimbatore on 08 Oct 13, where he was instrumental in running secondtemporaryboardwithinexistinginfrastructureatperiodicintervals.Hewas constituted in the rank of Commodore on 25 Jul 14 and assumed charge of NSB at Visakhapatnam on 17 Mar 16. In Oct 17, he moved to NSB at Coimbatore, where he served till Dec 19, when the Board was closed down. He, thereafter, served at DSSC, Wellington as SI (Navy) till Nov 21 and has taken over as Deputy Director General of NCC Directorate Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Andaman Nicobar on 08 Dec 21. 

He is M Sc (Naut Sc), M Sc and M Phil in Def and Str Studies and has been commended by FOC-in-C South on 15 Aug 09. His hobbies include reading and watching movies. He keeps himself fit through walking, swimming and Tennis.



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