Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun

 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
RASHTRIYA INDIAN MILITARY COLLEGE
Garhi Cantt, Dehradun - 248003
Uttaranchal
Ph : 0135 - 2752083  (09:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
Fax : 0135 - 2754260 (09:00 AM to 4:00 PM) 
0135 - 2754260 (09:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
Email : rimcollege@yahoo.com
Website : http://www.rimc.org 

 

The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun traces its origin to the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College, inaugurated on 13th March 1922 by his Royal Highness, Prince Edward VIII the Prince of Wales. It was then located on the premises of the erstwhile Imperial Cadet Corps ( also called Rajwada Camp), set amidst 138 acres of lush green countryside adjacent to Garhi Village in Dehradun Cantonment. During his address to the first thirty-seven cadets he said, "It is the first few blows on the anvil of the life that give the human weapon the set and temper that carry him through life's battles". The Prince also made reference to the old Indian tradition of "Guru and Chela". This relationship of mutual love and reverence has formed the basis of RIMC ethos.

 

RIMC has a long history and rich traditions. Over the year the alumni has produced many leaders of society, both military as well as civil. Four chiefs of Army staff and one chief of the Air staff in India; one Commander-in-chief of the Army and two chief of the Air staff in Pakistan; scores of officers of General/Flag/Air rank, Commanding corps, fleets, wings and divisions and other distinguished appointments both sides of the border. Besides, many high civilian dignitaries like Governors, Ambassadors, Ministers and Captains of industry have passed through the RIMC's hallowed portals. Portraits of such luminaries adorn our walls at strategic places as inspiring beacons for young students of the day.

 

Nested in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges in the sylvan surroundings of the Doon Valley, the RIMC has a sprawling campus of 138 acres; an ideal setting green and serene for developing young minds. It houses a mint township, a mini India with 250 boys selected from every state strictly on merit by a written examination, interview and a medical  test.  

 

The College is administered by the Union Ministry of Defense, through the Directorate General of Military Training, Army. RIMC (Limca Book of Records confirm) is perhaps the only institution in the country where exams for Class X and XII are conducted twice a year, in May and November. These exams/certifications are recognized by CBSE. The College offers the science stream only at the +2 level. However, to prepare cadets for the UPSC examination for entry into NDA, social sciences are also taught. The curriculum requirements are exacting yet exciting in their variety. Every activity is objective based and precisely timed to mould future leaders.

 

Periodic tests are held regularly to ensure that the cadets grasp and assimilate the course of study covered in each month. After the term end examination, each cadets academic record is comprehensively analyzed and his position in class decided; both curricular and extracurricular achievements of a term are recorded in his dossier. Due weightage is also given to the sessional work done by a cadet both in terms of class work and homework for his promotion to the next class. Cadets are familiarized with the modern objective type of questioning to prepare them to competently face the UPSC Examination for entry to the NDA. RIMC has shown excellent results in sending 81% cadets to NDA from each course (as compared to the national average which stands at 0.6 %).

 

Last Updated: 13th Aug, 2013

 

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