Pd. Dr Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Sainik School, Loni

Military Training

National Cadet Corps (NCC)

A Junior Division (Army) troop of National Cadet Corps (NCC) functions in the School. Boys of thirteen years and above are eligible to join NCC. Cadets with aptitude for outdoor adventure are sent for Mountaineering by 57 Maharashtra Battalion, Ahmednagar. 

The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its head Quarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps. 

NCC Training is integral part of Sainik School curriculum. Hence, it is mandatory for all cadets including day scholars to be in NCC.

Training activities in Drill, WT, Field Craft, Firing and adventure activities are carried out as per the training programme.

SSB classes and training in Obstacle Course are also conducted for the senior cadets in order to enable them for the entry into the Defence Forces. With a view to create awareness on the environment, tree plantation drive and other eco-friendly activities are carried out.

Certificate examinations 

‘A’ CERTIFICATE (Unit Level) - Cadets of classes IX appear for 'A' Certificate Examination in the month of February every year.

Eligibility Criteria:-

  • Should have 75% attendance in parades.
  • Should have attended at least one camp.


  • Weapon training
  • Map reading
  • Drill
  • NCC Organisation


“A movement aiming to study the Boy Scout, to know his needs and ideas so as to encourage him to educate himself, so that it meets his desires and instincts and is educative at the same time". - Lord Baden Powell.

Scouting is a year round activity where the Troops meet every Friday and has various achievements to its credit. The scouts have the privilege of unfurling the National Flag at flag hoisting ceremonies both on Republic Day and Independence Day. The Scouts also effectively control the traffic for all school functions. Camping and Hiking are some of the prominent adventure activities. Pitching Tents, Learning to tie knots, Cooking, Monkey Crawl, Treasure hunts and Obstacle Races are some of their routine activities. The School lays stress on Scouting as it helps inculcate the spirit of teamwork, leadership and helps in the overall development of the personality of the child.

Air Rifle shooting

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