Estd. 1959

Dhenkanal Autonomous College, Dhenkanal

(An Odisha State Government, AICTE, UGC (2f & 12B) Approved, NAAC Accredited Institution)



Extension activities such as NCC, NSS, Red Cross, Self DefenceField trips and Study trips:

i) National Cadet Corps (NCC):

Aims of N.C.C.

a. To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure and sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless services among the youth to make them useful citizens., b. To create human resource of organized trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces and always available for the service of the nation. c. To create suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.


Enrolment is on voluntary basis open to Degree students and exceptionally talented students of Higher Secondary classes, if they are certified medically fit by a Competent Medical Officer. Enrolment form is obtainable from NCC office / NCC officer on or before 1st. Sunday of August every year or as and when notified by the NCC officer / Principal.

Training & KRAs

a. Training: The training is spread over in 120 periods a training year from April to February. Infantry Training consists of foot drill, weapon training, field craft, map reading, organization of Armed Forces, Civil Defence, First Aid, Military History and Geography, Social Services(such as tree-plantation adaptation of a village for its all round development). Blood donation and literacy drive are also taken up by the cadets.

b. Key Result Areas (KRAs)

1. National Integration

2. Self Discipline

3. Community Development

4. Personality Development

5. Environment Awareness.

An NCC cadet has to attend at least one camp in each training year in order to be eligible to appear at the certificate examination. The camp may be annual training camp inside Orissa or Basic Leadership Camp. Advance Leadership Camp. Army attachment will be outside Orissa. Special adventure camps such as travelling camp, par-sailing camp, cycle expedition, moped expedition and rock climbing camp are also held each year for talented cadets. All cadets are to attend the camps at their own risk.

Issue and Return of N.C.C. Kits

NCC kits will be issued to the cadets and withdrawn from the cadets by the NCC officer conditionally. Cadets are authorized to keep the same till Jan. 31st. Kits are neither transferable nor interchangeable. Cadets are required to return back the kits issued to them for any reason stated below.

a. On absence for three consecutive parades.

b. Before they leave the station exceeding one month.

c. When they cease to be a student in this college.

d. In case of voluntary with drawn from cadetship.

e. In response to instruction by notification or office order.

Note :

1. While in uniform cadets are required to maintain the spirit and keep up the ethics when encounter with any person in uniform.

2. Misuse/improper use/mis-handling of kits and unauthorized possession of Defence material is a punishable offence.

Advantage of N.C.C. Training

NCC cadet appear at the certificate B examination in their 2nd. year of training and certificate C examination at the end of 3rd year of training.

Incentives for N.C.C. cadets (subject to specific conditions)

A. By Government of India.

1. Commission in Armed Forces (as officer)

a. Reservation of seats/vacancies in IMA, Dehradun, OTA, Chennai/Army, Navy & Air Force.

b. Reservation of vacancies in Defence Forces/Service as non-Commissioned officer/Rank.

c. Weightage against marks in selection for allied branches such as BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITPB, Costal Guard etc.

2. Financial Assistance

a. Scholarship of Rs.3000/- each p.a. by DG, NCC, on the basis of marks secured in Hr. Secondary Examination.

b. Financial Assistance/Relief by NCC Cadets welfare society, in case of death/injuries sustained during recognized/ organized NCC activities.

B. By Govt. of Orissa

1. Preference in recruitment into State Police Force.

2. Scholarship: Chief Minister's Scholarship of Rs.1200/- each for excellence in Academic/Sport of National/State Level.

3. Awards

a. Cash award of Rs.500/- each for participation in the Republic Day Camp.

b. Governor's Medal with a cash award of Rs.1250/- for excellence in NCC activities at the National Level.

4. Academic Concession

a. Weightage of marks by 5, 10, 15 percent for NCC 'A', 'B', 'C' certificate holders respectively is given at the time of selection for various courses in Colleges and Universities.

b. Weightage of 5% marks is allowed to cadets representing Sainik School / University/State/Centre at all India level sports / NCC activities.

National Service Scheme (NSS):

The unit aims at promoting the participation of young men in community services, national integration, community living, eradication of illiteracy, improvement of hygienic condition, first aid, appreciation of the dignity of labour and combining the physical work with intellectual pursuit, working of the nation building activities, organization of debates, group discussions, improvement of games and sports, propagation of family planning, afforestation and plantation, small savings, preservation of monuments, organization of entertainment programmes, carrying out socioeconomic surveys about different aspects of rural life, combating calamities like famine, flood, drought and earthquake and last but not the least mobilizing available resources for the development of the community as a whole.

a. Training in NSS is voluntary for boys and girls students of this college.

b. Enrolment strength of NSS in the college is 50+50 (Boys and Girls)

c. The enrolment in the NSS is open to students who have faith in the scheme.

d. Application forms for enrolment can be had from NSS officers. Enrolment form duly filled in must reach the NSS officers in due time.

e. The students and teachers desirous of joining NSS should volunteer their service with a sense of sacrifice. They will also have opportunity of joining special camps of 10 to 15 days duration. Refreshments will be given to them.

f. Any indiscipline observed will disqualify a volunteer from his membership.

Red Cross:

Youth Red Cross: The Youth Red Cross Wing functioning in this college. The aim & objective of this is to inculcate service mentality among the students. Red Cross is an international voluntary organization constituted under the patronization of the Government in every country. Any bonafide student of this college can be a member of Youth Red Cross. Members of YRC are to associate themselves with various services activities in the society like arrangement of awareness programme for eradication of social evils and superstitions, disaster management etc. Students who want to take part are directed to consult with the Counselor YRC of this college.

YRC Activities- 2014-15

Nearly 50 volunteers are recruited for session-2014-15

An orientation programme was conducted for newly recruited volunteers to aware them about Red Cross and induced volunteerism among them.

District committee meeting on 12.08.2014 involving all colleges of the district to finalise the activity calendar for 2014-15 session.

A plantation awareness programme was held in the college premises on15.08.2014 followed by a rally in the Dhenkanal town to create awareness among the student about plantation.

A massive plantation programme was done in the College premises on 14th and 15th August 2014 in which more than 200 plants of medicinal importance were planted.

A massive campus cleaning drive was held on 14th November-2014 on the banner “SWACHHA BHARAT ABHIJAN” in collaboration with NSS of the college to make the Campus clean and also to create awareness among the students and staffs about importance of cleanliness and sanitation.

It is also planned to conduct 2 blood donation camp, road safety awareness week.