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. Hence with these vision to lay the foundation for the selected young men the college makes endeavor 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 CME & Technical entry (CTW) and any other schemes from where Cadets can join the Defence Services.
The Rashtriya Indian Military College is an Inter Services Institute and a Category 'A' establishment of the Ministry of Defence alongside institutions like National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Officers' Training Academy, Chennai, and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. The College provides public school education to young boys in the age group of 11 1/2 to 18 years specially selected through an All India competitive examination. A dedicated feeder to the National Defence Academy and the NAVAC Academy. The College aims to send maximum boys to the NDA/NAVAC. Hence it puts emphasis on complete education and all round personality development of the cadets. However in the event of a boy not joining the NDA due to any reason, the RIMC guarantees, through the five years of academic course, that he attains enough academic proficiency to get admission in any professional or any other college in the Country.
Approx. 25 cadets are admitted every six months. Candidates should not be less than 111/2 years of age or must not have attained the age of 13 on 01 (Jan) or 01 (July) of the term they join. Admissions are made to Class VIII only. The candidate must be studying in Class VII or have passed class VII from a recognized school at the time of joining. Application forms are to be submitted to respective State Governments. Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in an All India Entrance Examination held twice a year comprising a written examination consisting of question papers in English (125 marks), Mathematics (200 marks) and General Knowledge (75 marks), Successful candidates are called for Viva Voce test (50 marks).
|S.No.||PARTICULARS||Annual Fee at the time of Admission||Per Term Basis Fees|
|2.||REMITTANCE TO COLLEGE|
|(d)||Entertainment & Cinema||1780||890|
|(f)||Adventure & Activities||850||425|
|(i)||Hostel Maintenance Charge||1690||845|
|3.||CADETS PRIVATE EXPENDITURE|
|(a)||Magazine & Chronicle||740||370|
|(d)||Miscellaneous(Insurance, P.Money, Pvt Exp)||7520||3390|
The admission to the College is bi-annual i.e., in January and July each year. Candidates (boys only) should not be less than 111/2 years of age but must not have attained the age of 13 on 01 January or 01 July of the term they join.
Note:- The actual dates notified, from time to time, by the Government of India, in all the National/leading newspapers will be adhered to.
The Entrance Examination comprises of:-
The College provides education on the lines of residential public schools principally for boys who desire to join the Defence forces of India. Those who do not succeed in this aim or decide against it are well qualified to join a college or professional Institution on graduation from the RIMC. However, the College advises only those to apply who are interested in taking up the challenge of serving the Defence forces of India.