The NCC in India was formed under the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It can be traced back to the “University Corps“, which was created under the Indian Defense Act 1917, with the objective to make up for the shortage in the Army. The National Cadet Corps is the youth wing of the Armed Forces with its Headquarters at New Delhi, Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on a voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Wing, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. NCC is the largest uniformed youth organization. Its motto is 'Unity and Discipline'. In living up to its motto, the NCC strives to be and is one of the greatest cohesive forces of the nation, bringing together the youth hailing from different parts of the country and moulding them into united, secular and disciplined citizens of the nation.

The NCC Army unit of Gregorian College of Advance Studies , Thiruvananthapuram comes under the 2 Kerala Battalion NCC, Thirumala.


  1. To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the Youth of the Country.
  2. To Create a Human Resource of Organized, Trained and Motivated Youth, To Provide Leadership in all Walks of life and be Always Available for the Service of the Nation.
  3. To Provide a Suitable Environment to Motivate the Youth to Take Up a Career in the Armed Forces.

Certificate Exam

The evaluation of NCC cadets is achieved through practical and theoretical examinations. NCC conducts the following two certificate examinations:

B Certificate exam for the second year cadets.
C Certificate exam for the third year cadets.


World Environment Day 2024

In connection with the observance of World Environment Day, the NCC Unit and the National Service Scheme of Gregorian College of Advanced Studies, Alathara, Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram organized a 'Sapling Planting Drive' and 'Clean-Campus Campaign' at the Campus. The Manager His Grace Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios Metropolitan inaugurated the event at the College Campus on 05.06.2024.

The College Principal Dr. R Gopakumar, the College Administrator Rev. Fr. Joseph Chacko, Dr. Sheela Irin Jayanthi (Associate Professor of History), Dr. Binu Johnson (HoD, English), Mr. Sabarinath.S (NSS Programme Officer), Mr. Arun Viswanath (the NCC Officer), Smt. Navami B (NCC Caretaker), the Volunteers of NSS, and the Cadets of NCC took part in the Programme.

The NCC unit of the Gregorian College of Advanced Studies achieved a commendable feat by completing a Trekking and Forest cleaning initiative at Kottor Forest Range on January 26, 2024. The event was graced by the presence of the College's Administrator, Rev. Father Joseph Chacko, ANO Arun Viswanath, and Caretaker Navami B. In addition to their environmental efforts, the team visited a Tribal Village, actively participating in the Republic Day flag hoisting ceremony. Following a heartfelt message from the Administrator, the Cadets exemplified a spirit of benevolence by contributing approximately 100 notebooks and various learning materials to the village's Library. These educational resources were generously collected from both Students and Faculties of the College, reflecting a commitment to community engagement and social responsibility.

NCC Cadet U/O Devika S and Sgt Steny S, from S3 B.Com and S3 Psychology respectively, showcased remarkable dedication at the Army Attachment Camp in Pangode Military camp.

NCC Cadet Devika S of B.Com has achieved a remarkable feat by securing a place in the IGC camp and proudly representing the Trivandrum group in the PM rally of the RD parade.

NCC Cadets of Gregorian college of Advance studies, successfully completed their 10 day CATC Camp organized by 2K BN NCC. 5 cadets participated in this camp organized at Pangode military camp Trivandrum under the guidance of Col Pradeep Kumar.

World Environmental Day 2023

NCC Cadets of GCAS 2023

NCC Cadets of Gregorian College of Advanced Studies, successfully completed their 10 day ATC Camp organized by 2K BN NCC. 28 cadets participated in this camp organized at A R R public school Nettayam under the guidance of Col Pradeep Kumar.

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