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MoD proposes to allow girl students to be admitted to Rashtriya Indian Military College & Rashtriya Military Schools

Ministry of Defence MoD proposes to allow girl students to be admitted to Rashtriya Indian Military College & Rashtriya Military Schools Pos

Ministry of Defence

MoD proposes to allow girl students to be admitted to Rashtriya Indian Military College & Rashtriya Military Schools

Posted On: 07 OCT 2021 6:11PM by PIB Delhi

Key Highlights:

  • Proposed plan to be implemented in two phases
  • In the first phase, for RIMC, capacity of students to be increased from 250 to 300; Girls to be allowed to take RIMC entrance exam in June 2022
  • For entry into RMS, 10% of total vacancies in each school reserved for girl candidates for Class-VI

Following the directive of the Supreme Court, Ministry of Defence (MoD) has proposed to allow girl students to be admitted to Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) and Rashtriya Military Schools (RMS). According to an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, there is requirement of authorising additional vacancies along with other associated infrastructure and administrative support. This is proposed to be carried out in two phases. 

          For entry into RIMC in the first phase, the maximum capacity of students will be increased from 250 to 300 incrementally by inducting five girls for six months. This increase can be affected with some infrastructure modification and additional staff to support the girl cadets. For this, it is submitted that girls will be allowed to take the RIMC entrance examination scheduled in June 2022 for entry into RIMC for the term starting in January 2023.

Similarly, in Phase-2, the capacity will be increased incrementally from 300 to 350 to induct 10 girls every six months. At the end of this expansion, RIMC will have 250 boys and 100 girls. For this, it is submitted that girls will be allowed to take the RIMC entrance examination scheduled in June 2027 for entry into RIMC for the term starting in January 2028. The RIMC is situated in Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

The affidavit points out the requirement to create girl friendly infrastructure in the school campus to facilitate the living of girls with respect to privacy, safety and security. A Board of officers is examining the issues so that necessary girl friendly infrastructure and support staff is established.

With respect to induction of girls in RMS, the following is proposed:

  1. Phase-I: Reserve 10% of the total vacancies in each school for girl candidates for entry into Class-VI in accordance with various reservations applicable in the RMSs w.e.f. academic session 2022-23.
  2. Phase-II: Reserve 10% of the total vacancies in each school for girl candidates for entry into Class-VI & Class-IX in accordance with various reservations applicable in the RMSs w.e.f. academic session 2023-24.

The Rashtriya Military schools are located at Chail (Himachal Pradesh), Ajmer (Rajasthan), Belgaum (Karnataka), Bengaluru (Karnataka) & Dholpur (Rajasthan). 30% of the available seats are also earmarked for wards of civilians. The admission test is held in December for approx. 350 seats.

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