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Rashtriya Military School Belgaum
Bangalore Military School 4
Location
Belgaum, Karnataka

India
Coordinates15°52′59″N 74°34′59″E / 15.88306°N 74.58306°E / 15.88306; 74.58306Coordinates: 15°52′59″N 74°34′59″E / 15.88306°N 74.58306°E / 15.88306; 74.58306
Information
TypeMilitary school
MottoSheelam Param Bhushanam
(Character is the Highest Virtue)
Established1945
School districtBelgaum
Head of schoolDirector General of Military Training (DGMT)
Staff100
Faculty40
GradesClass 6-12
Number of students300 approx.
Campus size64-acre (0.26 km2)
Campus typeResidential school
Colour(s)Light blue and dark blue   
AffiliationCBSE, New Delhi
InformationMilitary establishment where young boys are trained to join Armed forces
FounderKing George V
Pratap  Blue
Ranjit  Green
Ashoka  Yellow
Shivaji  Red
Website[www.rashtriyamilitaryschoolbelgaum.in//] RMS Belgaum

Rashtriya Military School, Belgaum is one of the five military schools in India. Entrance tests for the military schools are held each year in December. About 70,000 to 80,000 students attend this test and around 350 students are selected. The schools are run by the Ministry Of Defence for the Indian government.

It was established in 1945 and it is one of the only five RMS (Rashtriya Military School which were formerly called Royal Indian Military Schools) of its kind in India; the other four being Chail Military School founded in 1922, Ajmer Military School in 1930, Bangalore Military School in 1946 and Dholpur Military School in 1962.[1] RIMC (established in 1922), RIMs and various Sainik Schools contribute 25% to 30% to various training academies of the Armed Forces. 1 RIMC and 5 RMS were established by the government after the World War I to Indianise the British Colonial Military in India by providing western style education with the aim to prepare the potential pool of future military officers. [2]

History

Main article: History of Rashtriya Military Schools (RMS)

Established in 1945, the Belgaum Military School is one of the Rashtriya Military Schools (RMS).[3] All RMS, under the direct control of Directorate General of Military Training (DGMT), are Category 'A' military training institutes at par with Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMS) and National Defence Academy. All instructions pertaining to finance, training, admission and recruitment are received directly from Army Head Quarters AHQ (MT-15). General Officer Commanding, Karnataka Kerala and Goa Sub Area is Chairman Local Board of Administration.[4] On 1 January 1966, the school was renamed "Belgaum Military School", Belgaum. In January 1998 the prefix ‘Belgaum’ was dropped and the School was re-designated "Military School, Belgaum". At the thirteenth meeting of the Central Governing Council held on 23 Oct 1990, the aim of a Military School was defined as: "The aim of Military Schools is to impart quality education and prepare cadets to join the Defence Services".

The school has an area of 64.13 acres (259,500 m2) which in addition to the buildings includes 14 playgrounds like cricket, football, hockey, athletics track, baseball, volleyball, swimming pool and squash court. The school buildings include Main Office Block, Boys Hostels, Cadets Mess, Academic block, Temple and Old Assembly Hall, New Assembly Hall, Gymnasium, QM Stores and Canteen, MI Room and Staff Accommodation.

The primary aim of the RMS is to prepare students for the All India Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The school also prepares boys who wish to join the Indian Armed Forces for the entrance examination of National Defence Academy. Boys between the age of 10–12 years are eligible for admission to school from Class VI onward.[citation needed] Alumni of the five RMS are known as Georgians after their founder father.

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bangalore Military School". Archived from the original on 23 February 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Don't rush into Sainik School public-private partnership. It can dilute and corrupt".
  3. ^ "History of the School". Georgian Association,Military School Bangalore. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Bangalore Military School, Bangalore Military School detailed information, Admission Process for Bangalore Military School". Retrieved 22 June 2016.