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All About Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, India

Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, India

Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi one of the best mountaineering institutes in Asia. In this institute the emphasis is mainly laid on the concept of adventure as well as to follow the guidelines based on conservation and awareness about environment. Here approx 65% of the total force of the trainees include of army soldiers. 35% were the locals who organize and teaches about the adventure courses at diverse places in India. Moreover, NIM was established on the 14th Nov 1965 for honoring the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru who was an enthusiastic mountain lover.

* Campus:

Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi is mainly surrounded by the mountains and Bhagirathi river and has a beautiful scenic view. Here you will find the various species of flora and fauna and beautiful gardens which will surely grab your attention. There is a well established training area which has Outdoor Artificial Walls, Volleyball Court, Gyan Hall, Graduation Ground and Basketball Court. There is also a bog library which offers a wide range of books on mountaineering and allied activities. Furthermore, the guests and expedition teams who visit to the NIM get the best of stay in the Guest rooms and hostels.

* Courses:

The list of courses provides by the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering are as following:

- Adventure  Course

The adventure Course is basically intended for the students and teachers of schools. Mainly for those who are exposed to the many various activities such as rock climbing, waterman ship, trekking and bush craft. Here in this course the lectures on flora and fauna are given as well as activities such as camping and cooking are also done. Hence, it leads to the trainees to realize their potential, strength and weakness.

- Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC)

Basic Mountaineering Course is basically the foundation course in which the people are initiated to the mountaineering. The main goals of this course are as following:

To guide about the various basic techniques of movement on snow and rock.
Give the practical and theoretical training to the students of subjects such as Navigation, Mapreading, Mountain hygiene and many more.
Motivate the students and enable them to view the mountaineering as an art also not just an adventure activity.

The students in this course spend 4 to 6 days at the campus and their next 20 days are spending in the mountains. During their stay in the mountains, they are trained abot the snow craft and rock climbing at high heights.

- Advance Mountaineering Course (AMC)

In this course the students are trained to become the potential leaders and duration of this course is of 28 days. You can be eligible for this course only if you got A grade certificate the BMC from any well known mountaineering institute. the training in this course are given for:

Techniques of climbing on snow, rock and ice
Technical aspects of mountaineering
Preparation and implementation of journey in the Himalayas
Trainees are given an expedition to a peak above the 20000 feet or 6000 meters.

- Search & Rescue (S and R)

Search & Rescue has been established as the regular course from December 1992. The people who are eligible for this should have A grade certificate in AMC from any recognized mountaineering institute that are JIM Pehalgam, NIM, HMI Darjeeling, ITBP training Auli, Gangtok and SGMI.

This course mainly covers the Rescue techniques on rock, Radio Telephony, Mountain Navigation, evacuation methods including use of helicopters and many more. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is presently the only mountaineering institute in India conducting this course.

- Methods Of Instructions (MOI)

The main objective of this course is to trained the mountaineers to become the potential Instructors and can teach the mountaineering related subjects. To the trainees the practical training is also given so that they can handle the situations more efficiently. Trainees who have A grade certificate in AMC from any recognized mountaineering institute are eligible for this course.

- Special courses

The special courses are run by the institutes for various organizations on special request. These mainly comprise courses for deaf and dumb as well as handicapped persons. Moreover the training is also conducted on request for the Police, Schools, Para Military, Military and other organizations. The courses are conducted by NIM Instructors at diverse clubs and other organizations, all over India throughout the lean period.

* Admission:

For the admission in NIM you can download the form from the NIMwebsite  www.nimindia.net at the fee of 100 RS. You can get the form and prospectus from the main campus on any working day. The seats are allotted on the 'First Come First Serve' basis.

*Admission Fee:

-For the BMC, AMC, MOI, Search & Rescue

Indians - Rs. 7500.00
Foreigners - USD 800.00

-Adventure Courses

Indians - Rs. 4000.00
Foreigners - USD 400.00

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