The National Cadet Corps has its genesis in the 'University Corps' which was created under the Indian Defence Act, 1917 to make up the shortage of the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the University Corps was replaced by University Training Corps (UTC). In 1942, the University Training Corps was renamed as the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC). In order to create a youth organization at the national level, a committee under Pandit H. N. Kunzuru was setup in 1946. Recommendations of this committee paved the way for the formation of NCC. Thus, the National Cadet Corps came into existence under the National Cadet Corps Act XXXI of 1948 under the Ministry of Defence. NCC was raised in D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Dehradun from the beginning.