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

42 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..

  8. wanve rahul

    I’m studying in final year in engineering I want to become a army officer I don’t know procedure will you please tell me how to apply after graduate …. and what is age limit…?..

  9. Dainik Chaudhary

    i am engineering graduate
    wanted to be a part of IMA
    but i dont know the procedure for entering in IMA
    So please suggest me

    i am madly interested in Joining IMA

  10. KUNAL

    I’m KUNAL SHARMA . I have done diploma trade is mechanical enggeneering and appearing 12th nonmedical. I live in Ladwa distt.kurukshetra haryana. I’m join Indian military academy . please sir call me..

  11. balamanikandan t

    sir,i passed +2.after joining lateral entry in diploma of a stream of doing BE(EEE) 3rd year.can i join IMA

  12. Sandeep

    When I am pass my 10th class then I am joining this school or no and I take science, commerce or Are
    =20 /11/2000

  13. shivakumar

    I want to join a IMA .I have cmpt the NCC and I’m BCA graduate .how to join IMA and when call from the IMA. Please inform me.


  14. Ram Naresh Arya

    Dear sir/Ma’am,

    My name is Ram Naresh 12th pass science and bca 2nd semester study in IGNOU my 22 age i am join indian army i am taekwondo player in district level of haryana i have issue my right arm hand 3 word of tattos (ram) only this word i discuss i can join indian army sir please reply my qustion

  15. ankit uniyal

    Hiii mera, nam ankit uniyal hai
    Mai bachpan se, hi gardhwal army join karna chahta hu to kya aap meri help kar, sakte hai plizzz

  16. Jigdrel

    To the IMA I wanted to say something….I finished my class 12 with Taking a arts stream and I wanted to know how I can join this IMA and is their any qualification needed?


    I am rajat sharma.right now i am pursuing in hospitality and hotel administration can i apply for IMA dehradun and i done my +2 with commercein 2014 . In 2017 i’LL complete my graduation and am 19.5 years old please tell me i eligible for apply in IMA …

  18. kumar pranav

    sir my name kumar pranav mai 12th passing mai 1st year mai hu i have joined indian army how to process plz help me sir & repky me ans plz sir

  19. Devender kumar

    Dear sir,
    I have given ba part 2nd year exam from MaharajaGangaSingh university from Bikaner , Rajasthan and i like to be an officer in indian army . Sir can i join IMA Academy in Dehradun.

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