Understanding about IMA, eligibility criteria, goals and ethics

Safalta expert Published by: Saumya Sahoo Updated Sun, 28 Aug 2022 01:13 PM IST

About IMA  

IMA stands for the Indian Military Academy. A highly reputable Indian Army Officer Training Academy located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The Indian Military Academy (IMA) was established in 1932 to train Indian Army officers. IMA’s motto is "Courage and Wisdom". The Academy is known for its glorious history and brave traditions. These are not only an integral part of the nation's proud heritage but also form an integral anchor of the national security of an independent India. As of April 2020, Lieutenant General JS Negi has been appointed as the head of his IMA, Commander. The academy spreads over 1400 hectares of land.

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It not only trains battlefield candidates but also provides exercise facilities for training future army officers.  You may also read How To Join the Indian Army Without Examination? 
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Academy is spread over 5.7 km, it includes Chetwode Hall, Khetarpal Auditorium, Somnath Stadium, Salaria Aquatic Centre, Hoshiar Singh Gymnasium, and other facilities that facilitate cadet training. IMA cadets are organized into four battalion regiments of four companies each. The Academy's mission to educate future military leaders of the Indian Army goes hand in hand with the character building enshrined in the IMA's Code of Honor, Warrior's Code, and Motto. Cadets participate in a variety of sports, adventure activities, physical training, drills, weapons training, and leadership development activities.

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 Alumni of the Academy include six recipients of his Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military award. Other alumni achievements include 73 Military Crosses, 17 Ashoka Chakras, 84 Mahavira Chakras, and 41 Kirti Chakras. In 2017, Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz Parray was his 847th name inscribed on his IMA War Memorial.
 As of 1 October 2019, the 87th day of Raising, more than 61,000 gentleman cadets have graduated, with 3,000  from  30 other countries, including Afghanistan, Singapore, Zambia, and Malaysia. Over 100 foreign cadets graduated from their IMA and attended pre-training. contract training. Alumni went on to become army chiefs of staff, Olympians, and politicians' chiefs of staff. Foreign alumni were also active in their own countries, later becoming military chiefs, prime ministers, presidents, and politicians in their respective countries.

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How you can build a career in IMA?

 There are four key entries to enter the IMA.
  • Direct entry after the final year of graduation - pass the Comprehensive Defense Service (CDS) exam, National Defence Academy (NDA), or Technical Graduate Course (TGC), pass the SSB, prove medical eligibility, and attend the IMA directly. The training period at IMA is one and a half years.
  • Tech Entry after 10+2 - Apply for entry to the IMA after passing the 12th exam. The training period is 5 years for her, 4 years for Cadet Training Wing, and 1 year for him at IMA.
  • College Admissions - Apply to the Army in the final or pre-final year of your engineering degree. The training period is one year at IMA.
  •  Participate in the Stream-Tech Postgraduate Course IMA notified upon completion of BE/B.Tech. The selection method is the same as direct entry without written examination. The training period is one year at IMA.

Eligibility criteria

If you would like to participate in the IMA in the future, please review the eligibility criteria you must meet before applying physically and mentally fit.
  • The chest should be extended and developed by 5 cm.
  • Skin diseases should not be found. Urinalysis should be free of all errors.
  • Men must be able to run 1.5 miles in 10 minutes to qualify for the running test. 
  • Women have to be capable to cover 2.4km in 13.50 minutes.

Goals of the IMA

The basic goals of IMA are to-
  • Encourage advances in medicine and allied sciences and facilitate the improvement of public health and the provision of medical education throughout the country.
  • Strive for equality of health care workers and end divisions in medical education.
  • Maintain honor and integrity and inspire cooperation amongst members.

 

Understanding about IMA, eligibility criteria, goals and ehics

What are the goals of IMA?

The basic goals of IMA are to-
  • Encourage advances in medicine and allied sciences and facilitate the improvement of public health and the provision of medical education throughout the country.
  • Strive for equality of health care workers and end divisions in medical education.
  • Maintain honor and integrity and inspire cooperation amongst members.

What are the ethics of IMA?

Ethics for IMA

Soldiers are imbued with Indian Army values through training including:
  • Esprit-de-Corps- stands for the spirit of brotherhood and friendship regardless of race, caste, or religion.
  • Spirit of Sacrifice - Do or die for national fame and honor.
  • Brave - Be fearless in battle. Face the enemy against all odds.
  • Zero Discrimination - The Indian Army will never discriminate against anyone based on caste, color, creed, or religion. They pray, eat, and fight together under different circumstances.
  • Integrity - The Indian Army has a high spirit of fair play and openness. you fight for a cause.
  • Discipline - it's a vital part of the Indian Army.
  • Loyalty, Courage, and Honor - India's honor and integrity rest in the hands of its soldiers, who vow to never let the country fail.
  • Death vs Disgrace – Soldiers always choose Death vs Disgrace.

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