The NCC is a responsive, learning and continuously evolving organisation. Its activity is guided by certain core values that we endeavour to instil among all ranks of the NCC. These include the following:
(a) A sense of patriotic commitment to encourage cadets to contribute to national development.
(b) Respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, lifestyle and habitat to instil a sense of National unity and social cohesion.
(c) Abiding commitment to learn and adhere to the norms and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
(d) Understanding the value of a just and impartial exercise of authority.
(e) Ability to participate in community development and another social programme.
(f) A healthy lifestyle free of substance abuse and other unhealthy practices.
(g) Sensitivity to the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens.
(h) Inculcating habits of restraint and self-awareness.
(j) Understanding the values of honesty, truthfulness, self-sacrifice, perseverance and hard work.
(k) Respect for knowledge, wisdom and the power of ideas