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.
The purpose of this institution was to provide Indian boys with suitable education and training to ensure a high pass-rate for the Indians being sent to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, as part of the Indianisation program of the officer cadre of the Indian Army. RIMC was not, in fact, a College, but a pre Sandhurst institution run along the lines of an English public school. The British believed that for becoming an army officer, if an education in Britain was impossible, a public school education in India was an absolute necessity. The British believed that public school education was particularly necessary for Indian boys whose up bringing made them suitable for the rigors and self-discipline of army life. With this as the vision to lay the foundation for the selected young men to enable them to manage the National security affairs in later life. To become a feeder institution to NDA, NAVAC, and also enable cadets to apply for Technical entry (CTW) and any other schemes from Where Cadets will join the defense services.
The Campus :
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 campus has quite a few heritage buildings in Tudor Style, some nearly a hundred years old. These elegant buildings houses the cadets in dormitories, with a mess and dinning hall for meals; the education block with spacious class rooms and well equipped laboratories manned by a thoroughly professional faculty, with a teacher student ratio of 1:12.5. Besides, it has a play fields, courts, swimming pool and all facilities for co-curricular activity.
"Education is not the filling of a vessel, but the kindling of a flame"
Library : Our library is named after one of our legendary old boys Major Somnath Sharma, who was posthumously bestowed the first Param Vir Chakra in 1948 the highest gallantry award. The library has a collection of over 12,400 books. Open shelf system is maintained and cadets are free to select books that they want from the library. Books on various disciplines, viz Fiction, Psychology, Social Science, Economics, Travel, History, Science, Mathematics, Astronomy, Sports, English Literature, English Language and Hindi are in the library. Senior cadets are also encouraged to buy their own newspapers. The College subscribes to various Indian and foreign magazines/journals in addition to all the important daily newspapers. It also has some rare and priceless manuscripts. Softly lit, separate alcoves for browsing and reading to enrich young minds in a relaxed environment play a pivotal role in the academic life of the cadets.
Computer Centre : RIMC, though an old institution steeped in tradition, yet does not lag behind in this age of Information Technology. Two labs equipped with the latest hardware and software provides ample opportunity for learning and developing computer skills. A new hi-tech state of the art computer centre further augments the facilities. Computer student ratios of 1:2 is maintained at RIMC.
Internet (Cyber Cafe) : We are proud of our reputation based on our ability to anticipate and incorporate emerging technologies and improve work practice to ensure that students are trained to meet the highest and latest technology standards. RIMC believes in providing extensive global exposure and linkage for its students and faculty members via the Internet, which enables them to be constantly updated with the current trends in information technology. Each cadet at RIMC maintains contact with his parents through the Internet.
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