Indian Military Academy

Indian Military Academy

Established  :1932

The Indian Military Academy became functional from 1st October 1932 with a course strength of 40 Gentlemen Cadets. Brigadier L. P. Collins, DSO, OBE was the first Commandant. The first course had on its rolls Sam Manekshaw, Smith Dun and Mohd Musa. All of them later became the Chiefs of the armies of their respective countries namely India, Burma and Pakistan. The course was christened as ‘PIONEERS’. The government acquired the estate of the erstwhile Railway College at Dehradun, which had the appropriate buildings and a fairly extensive campus to meet the requirements of the Academy at its birth.

The IMA building in Dehradun is known as Chetwode Building after the name of Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode, who was then the Commander-in-Chief of India. IMA is located at 8 kms on Dehradun-Chakrata road and 3 kms beyond F.R.I.

Garhwal Rifles and Kumaon Regiment are two of the jewels of Indian Army.

The academy has the following places of tourist interest:
Museum, Library, War Memorial, Arms and ammunition, Shooting demonstration room, FRIMS Golf Course(18 holes).

The Indian Military Academy presently has the following entries:-

  • Cadets Ex National Defence Academy and Ex Army Cadet College.
  • Graduate Direct Entry Scheme.
  • Technical Graduate Entry Scheme for Engineering graduates.
  • UES Entry for Final and Pre final Engineering graduates.
  • 10+2 PCM (Tech) Entry.

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Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
Photo: Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

21 Responses

  1. Durgesh Singh Dangi

    Currently i am persuing M.Pharm(PHARMACOLOGY) in IIT(BHU)-Varanasi.Is there any opportunity for me ?

  2. Dr.Anuradha

    Are there any courses offered for students from commerece and arts stream in Indian military academy?

  3. Vinayak Mendhegiri

    i am in third year of engineering . i am intrested in on field duty of army not in technical service of defence . please suggest me entries for army…

  4. lovepreet singh

    My age is 16+ how much marks is required in pcm in+2to
    Join IMA. My eyesight is weak -2.5.Lovepreet Singh

  5. bkunwar

    The National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Examination will be held on 20th April 2014 for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force. Last day for submission of applications is 20th January 2014. Naval academy has 55 available seats while NDA has a total of 320 available seats: NDA: 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 70 for Air Force.

    Last Date of Application is 20 Jan 2014.

  6. joy banerjee

    how to take admission after completing my 12th? and i have taken PCM and wanted to join IMA? cn u ppls tell me the procedure

  7. Ashish Gupta

    Can i join IMA after graduation as Bachelor of Commerce through correspondence………plzzz reply..

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