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Defence Training Institutions

A large number of training institutions in the Defence Sector work in coordination with one other. The Important one are described inthe following paragraphs:-

  • Sainik Sachools:- Sainik Sachools were established as joint ventures of the Central and State Government. These are under the overall fovernance of Sainik Schools Society. At present there are around 22 Sainik Schools located all over India.The Objective of Sainik Schools include brining quality public school education within the reach of the common man, all round development of a child’s personality and to remove regional imbalance in the Officers’ Cadre of the Armed Forces. The Sainik Schools prepare boys academically, physically and mentally to join Armed Forces through the National Defence Academy (NDA).
  • Rashtriya Military School:- The five Military Schools in the country at Ajmer, Bengluru, Belgaum, Chail and Dholpur are affiliated to CBSE. The Military Schools admits boys in class VI, based on an all-india Entrance Examination. While 67 percents seats are reserved for wards for JCOs/ORs called ‘entitled category’, out of 33 % non-entitled category seats, 20% are reserved for wards of service officers.
  • Rashtriya Indian Military College:- The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun was founded on 13 March 1922 with the objective of providing necessary preliminary training to boys of Indian birth or domicile, whishing to become officer in Indian Armed Forces of India. The RIMC is now a premier educational institutions in the country. Selection for RIMC is through a written examination and interview conducted through the state government. The institution now serves as a feeder institute to the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla (Pune).
  • National Defence Academy:- The National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla is a premier Inter Service training institution where future officers of Armed Forces are trained. The training involves an exacting schedule of three years before the cadets join their respective Services Academies, viz., Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.
  • Indian Military Academy:-The Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun transform yound men into courageous, dynamic and erudite young officers of integrity, who are to bear and brunt of battle, or hardship whilst guarding the nation’s frontiers. IMA established in 1932, imparts training to cadets for commission into the Army.
  • Officers Training Academy:- Established in 1963, the Officers Training School (OTS) was re-designated as Officers Training Academy (OTA) from January 1, 1988 on completion of 25 years of its existence. Its main task before 1965 was to train Gentlemen Cadets for grant of emergency Commission. From 1965 onwards, the Academy has started training cadets for Short Service Commission. With the entry of women officers into the Army since September 21, 1992, around 100 lady officers now get commissioned from OTA every year.
  • Defence Services Staff College:- Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington is a premier tri-service training establishment imparting training to middle level officers (Major and equivalent) of the three wings of Indian Armed Forces, friendly foreign countries and Indian Civil Services.
  • College of Defence Management:- The Institutte of Defence Management(IDM), Secunderabad was established in June 1970 to impart modern, scientific management training to the Armed Forces Officers. The IDM was renamed as College of Defence Management (CDM) in 1980. The college has trained over 5000 officers of the rank of Major to Major General and equivalents of the three Services through its on-campus programmes. It has also given exposure in defence management to large number of officers through external capsules. Officers from Para-Military Forces, Ministry of Defence, research and development organisations and friendly foreign countries also attend various on-campus programmes.
  • College of Military Engineering:- The college of Military Engineering (CME) at Pune is a premier technical institution. The training is conducted for personnel of the Corps of Engineers, other Arms and Services, Navy, Air Force, Para Military Forces, Police and civilians. Besides, personnel from friendly foreign countries are also trained. CME is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for the award of B.Tech and M.Tech degrees.
  • National Defence College:- The National Defence College (NDC) inaugurated on 27 April 1960 is the only institution in the country that imparts knowledge on all aspecs of national security and strategy. Senior Defence and Civil Services Officer participate in a 47-week comprehensive programme of national security and strategy.

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