Miranda House has a strong and vibrant NCC programme which strives to:

  • Develop leadership, build strength of character, comradeship, spirit of sportsmanship and ideal of service;
  • Create a force of disciplined and trained persons who could, in a national emergency, be of assistance to the country;
  • Provide training to students with a view to developing in them officer-like qualities, thus also enabling them to obtain commissions in the armed forces.

Miranda House NCC Company has a total strength of 160 cadets all enrolled in the Army Wing. An important change in NCC policy in 2008-09 took place whereby the training period was reduced from three to two years, thus enabling second year students also to join NCC. The NCC unit of Miranda House is proud that one of its senior cadets has been commissioned as an Officer in the Indian Army.

NCC regularly organises annual summer training camps. Other activities include mountaineering courses, firing/shooting competitions, etc. B and C Certificate Examinations are conducted at the end of the first and second year of NCC training, respectively. The cadets selected on the basis of high sense of duty, discipline and smart turnout are permitted participation in various activities, and amongst them are the Independence Day Parade, NCC Rally, Republic Day Camp, the Prime Minister's Rally and the President's At Home. The best cadet on an All India basis qualifies for award of NCC scholarship of Rs.5000 per month for a year. The achievements of our cadets have made Miranda House NCC one of the best in the Delhi Directorate.