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17 RIMC Cadets Join National Defence Academy

17 RIMC Cadets Join National Defence Academy

RIMC offers education from 8th to 12th standard, emphasizing the science stream at the +2 level while also teaching social sciences to prepare cadets for the UPSC exam for entry into NDA.

In a proud moment for the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), 17 cadets, including the All India Rank (AIR) 1 and 4, have been selected to join the June 2024 batch of the National Defence Academy (NDA). The Commandant of RIMC commended the cadets for their dedication and congratulated them on their remarkable achievement.

RIMC, located in Dehradun, India, is a prestigious military school for boys. Established in 1922 by Prince Edward VIII as the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College, it aims to provide young boys aged 11.5 to 13 years with a public school education and training to prepare them for the Indian Armed Forces. The college serves as a feeder institution for the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy (NAVAC).

Administered by the Ministry of Defence through the Army Training Command (ARTRAC), RIMC spans a 138-acre campus and enrolls 250 cadets. Admission is highly competitive, with candidates selected through a national exam held twice a year. Approximately 50 students are admitted in each intake.

RIMC offers education from 8th to 12th standard, emphasizing the science stream at the +2 level while also teaching social sciences to prepare cadets for the UPSC exam for entry into NDA. The college has a stellar track record, with 60-90% of its cadets advancing to NDA each year.

Notable alumni of RIMC include four Chiefs of Army Staff and two Chiefs of Air Staff in India, one Commander-in-Chief of the Army and two Chiefs of Air Staff in Pakistan, and many other distinguished military and civilian leaders. The college, with its rich history and heritage, continues to produce exceptional leaders known as “Rimcollians.”

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