The University has two long-established active NCC Units, namely the No. 2 U. P. Artillery Battery and the Naval Wing. The Units are commanded by Col. M. M. Joshi, and provide NCC training exclusively to the students of the University, under the supervision of faculty members appointed as Associate NCC Officers, and with the help of serving defence personnel. The Units are located in the NCC Group Headquarters complex in the Chatham Lines Campus of the University. The Associate NCC Officers from the faculty are Capt. (Dr) H. K. Singh (Department of Commerce and Business Administration) for the No. 2 U. P. Artillery Battery and Lt. (Dr) Prashant K. Ghosh (Department of Economics) for the Naval Wing. Apart from regular training parades held on Sundays, which include classes on different topics of relevance to Army/Navy duties/skills, the Cadets attend NCC Camps for centralised training with their counterparts from other institutions. The Units prepare them for taking up the higher N. C. C. Certificate Examinations. The Cadets are also given opportunities for attachment with regular Army or Navy Units (as the case may be) for specialised training and actual experience of field conditions. NCC Cadets are also groomed for assisting the administration in the proper and orderly conduct of special events and in relief work in civic emergencies. The Units also present brief programmes during the Republic and Independence Day Celebrations, and on special occasions such as the NCC Day, to provide vignettes of the actual field operations of the Defence Forces. A summary of the work and achievements of the two Units is as follows:
(1) No. 2 UP Artillery Battery
The Unit came into existence in 1952 and has many achievements to its credit. It has been inspected by numerous dignitaries, including late Shri Jawaharlal Nehru. The Unit is designed to provide specialised training in the handling and operation of artillery guns, and enrols undergraduate students up to the maximum strength of 200. The cadets are also attached to Army units for training. A large number of cadets have been regularly participating in Republic Day parades and contingents and winning prizes. Cadet Rajendra Kumar participated in the Republic Day Parade 2000 and Cadet Mayank Singh in the Republic Day Parade 2001.
(2) Naval Wing
The Unit was set up more than 45 years ago and has earned recognition for the attainments of its Cadets. The Unit enrols up to 40 graduate students as Cadets, and trains them in basic military and Naval skills. Several Cadets have participated in Republic Day Parades and Camps as well as in Regional and National Naval NCC Competitions, and have won Medals or Positions.
The syllabi have several curricular/co-curricular components aimed at promoting self-confidence and self-reliance in students. The general corporate life of the University and specific avenues for structured extra-curricular activities help the all-round personality development of students.