Bangladesh National Cadet Corps

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Bangladesh National Cadet Corps
বাংলাদেশ ন্যাশনাল ক্যাডেট কোর
MottoKnowledge & Discipline[1]
Formation23 March 1979; 40 years ago (1979-03-23)
TypePara-military Reserve Defence Force
HeadquartersSector#06, Uttara, Dhaka-1230
Official language
Bengali, English
Brig Gen Md. Abdul Baten Khan, psc, G
AffiliationsBangladesh Army Bangladesh Navy Bangladesh Air Force

Bangladesh Defence Forces

Ministry of Defence (Bangladesh)

Ministry of Education (Bangladesh)
Formerly called

The Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC)[2] is a tri-services volunteer reserve force comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force for school, college and university students.


After the establishment University of Dhaka (1921) the Corps initiated its activities under the provisions of the Indian Territorial Forces Act, 1923. Captain E. Groom was the first adjutant of the Corps. He imparted military training to 100 students and 16 teachers in November 1927. Later University Training Corps was officially founded in June 1928. In 1943, the name of the Corps was changed to University Officers Training Corps (UOTC). The members of this Corps took part in the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.[3] After independence, Bangladesh Cadet Corps comprising college students, and Junior Cadet Corps comprising junior students, were formed in addition to University Officers Training Corps. On 23 March 1979, University Officers Training Corps, Bangladesh Cadet Corps and Junior Cadet Corps were all merged by President Ziaur Rahman.[3] The organization is tri service combined from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Air Force.[4] At present, its headquarters is located in Sector 6, Uttara, Dhaka. There are three type of Cadets in BNCC and divided under two broad heads namely, Senior Division and Junior Division cadets. Senior division again has two categories of female and male cadets of various levels of education. The Bangladesh Government Cabinet approved a proposal to bring BNCC under a legal framework and department.[5] The proposal was titled Bangladesh National Cadet Corps Act-2015.[6] The separate department would be under the Ministry of Defense.[7] BNCC sent an delegation to India in a youth exchange program upon the invitation of the Indian Government[8] and participated in Republic Day Camp 2009.[9] The organization participates in Victory day parade.[10][11]


Headed by a Director General who is also a Brigadier General of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh National Cadet Corps has three wings: Army Wing , Air Force Wing and Naval Wing. Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) is composed of 5 Army regiments(Army Wing), 3 Air Squadron(Air Force Wing) and 3 Naval Flotilla(Naval Wing) . The regiments are: Ramna Regiment, Karnaphuli Regiment, Moinamati Regiment, Sundorbon Regiment, and Mohasthan Regiment. The Air Squadrons are: #1 Squadron, #2 Squadron and #3 Squadron. The Flotillas are: Dhaka Flotilla, Chittagong Flotilla and Khulna Flotilla.[12][13] There are two entry points for the students to join as cadets, i .e School and College / University. The senior division ranges from students of Intermediate colleges and extends up to universities. The cadet life lasts for both males and females up to four years. The junior division consists of cadets from class six.

Cadet rank[edit]

  • Cadet under Officer (CUO)
  • Cadet Sergeant
  • Cadet Corporal
  • Cadet Lance Corporal
  • Cadet

Training and activities[edit]

A BNCC cadet.

The Cadets receive military training. National Cadet Corps conducts its activities with the aim of providing military training to young people in order to develop them as a supporting force for military and providing a second line of defence. Its activities include: basic military training[14] and firing; blood donation; tree plantation; rendering help and assistance as volunteers during natural calamities. ¤¤¤ Military training of cadets: 1. Drill 2. Firing 3. Field Tactics & Physical Training 4. Small War Technique 5. Military History 6. Military Science 7. Map Reading 8. First Aid & Sanitation 9. Command & Leadership

¤¤¤ Regimental/Wing Training Exercise(RTE/WTE) ¤¤¤ Central Training Exercise(CTE) ¤¤¤ Battalion/Flotilla/Squadron Training Exercise(BTE/STE/FTE)

Other activities[edit]

Besides receiving military and other types of training, the cadets are also involved in social work. The cadets have participated in activities such as:

Martial Art Practice by BNCC Cadets
  1. Tree Plantation[15]
  2. Blood donation
  3. Assisting fire fighters[16]
  4. Disaster relief operation including rehabilitation
  5. Relief distribution
  6. Assisting in first aid, hygiene[17] and sanitation[18] etc.
  7. Security/volunteer at events in their respective educational institutions[19][20]
  8. Community service[21]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mission And Goals". BNCC.
  2. ^ "A delegation of Bangladesh National Cadet Corps". A delegation of Bangladesh National Cadet Corps | Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b "BNCC founding anniversary today". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  4. ^ Dept, International Monetary Fund Asia and Pacific (11 March 2013). Bangladesh: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. International Monetary Fund. ISBN 9781475543520.
  5. ^ "Cabinet approves National Cadet Core Law". NTV Online. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Draft of BNCC act gets cabinet nod". Archived from the original on 29 December 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Govt to establish BNCC department | Dhaka Tribune". Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  8. ^ "::: Star Campus :::". Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  9. ^ "BNCC team to attend Republic Day Camp in India". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Preparations for Victory Day Parade almost complete - New Age". New Age. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  11. ^ "President takes salute of Victory Day parade | Dhaka Tribune". Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  12. ^ "News Details". Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  13. ^ Rahman, Aunik. "Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) | BanglaPedia : National Pedia of Bangladesh". Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  14. ^ "BNCC training starts today". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  15. ^ Nagarlok. Centre for Urban Studies, The Indian Institute of Public Administration. 1 January 2004. p. 10.
  16. ^ "BNCC vows to stand against drug addiction, dowry". BNCC vows to stand against drug addiction, dowry | Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  17. ^ "BNCC members participate in anti-dengue drive in city". World News. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Free footpaths by March 1". The Daily Star. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  19. ^ "DU teachers hurt during BNP scuffle at Shaheed Minar". The Daily Star. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  20. ^ "BCL leader, DU student held". BCL leader, DU student held | Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  21. ^ "Anti-drug rally held". Anti-drug rally held | Retrieved 2 March 2016.

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