The Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIM or JIMWS)

Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports

The Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports (JIM or JIMWS) was established near Pahalgam (at Aru) in J&K in October 1983. However after 1989, due to disturbances in the valley, students were reluctant to come to Aru for training. Accordingly, it was decided to shift the Institute temporarily to Batote on the Jammu side of Banihal in August 1990. However, in view of certain adverse reports regarding law & order, regular training courses conducted by the Institute were temporarily suspended from April 1996. The Institute is now based out of Nunwan (famous for where the Pahalgam Amarnath Yatra camp is organized at - a couple of kms short of Pahalgam), in Pahalgam and is back to conducting regular courses.

Mountaineering Institutes

The Ministry of Defence administers jointly with the concerned State Governments three Mountaineering Institutes namely Himalayan Mountaineering Institutes (HMI), Darjeeling in West Bengal, Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarkashi in Uttranchal and Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering & Winter Sports (JIM), Aru with temporary HQ at Batote in J&K. These Institutes are run as private Registered Societies and have been conferred the status of autonomous bodies. Raksha Mantri is the President of these Institutes. The Chief Minister of the respective State is the Vice-President of the Institute. These Institutes are governed by separate Executive Councils consisting of members elected by the General Bodies, nominees from amongst donors and/or persons who are likely to promote the cause of the Institute and representatives of Central and State Governments. A representative each of the Ministry of Defence and State Government acts as Secretary of the Institute.

The HMI, Darjeeling was founded in November 1954 by the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to commemorate the historical ascent of Mount Everest by Late Tenzing Norgay along with Sir Edmund Hillary on May 29, 1953 . With the establishment of this Institute, an impetus to mountaineering as a sport was provided in India. To give further boost to mountaineering and to inculcate the spirit of adventure in youth, the NIM, Uttrakashi was set up in October 1965 and the JIM at Aru in J&K in October 1983. Due to disturbances in the valley, students were reluctant to come to Aru for training. Accordingly, it was decided to shift the Institute temporarily to Batote on the Jammu side of Banihal in August 1990. However, in view of certain adverse reports regarding law & order, regular training courses conducted by the Institute were temporarily suspended from April 1996. The Institute is now conducting some courses on ad-hoc basis.

The broad objectives of the Mountaineering Institutes are:-

(a) to impart theoretical and practical training in mountaineering and rock climbing techniques;

(b) to awaken interest in and love for mountains and exploration; and

(c) to encourage and provide training in Winter Sports

The Institutes conduct Basic and Advance Mountaineering courses, Method of Instruction Course (MOI), Search & Rescue Course (S&R) and Adventure Courses. The syllabi, duration, age limit of participants and grading system for various types of courses are almost uniform at all the Institutes. During the lean period, the Institutes detail their Instructors to conduct rock-climbing courses at the request of Mountaineering Clubs/Organisations around the country. The Instructors also join various expeditions.

Trainees for these courses come from all parts of the country and include Army, Air Force, Navy, ITBP and BSF Personnel, NCC Cadets and private students. Foreigners are also now permitted to join the courses.


JIM has trained a total number of 159 students in various ad hoc training courses conducted upto July 2003. JIM has also organised environment awareness camps in which 2600 students participated during the year upto July 2003.

The Institute at Darjeeling and Uttarkashi have separate stores of mountaineering equipment for loan to the Indian Mountaineering Expeditions on nominal hire charges.

The construction of the Museum project at HMI Darjeeling is at an final stage.

To commemorate the first historic ascent of Mt. Everest of 29th May, 1953, the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling launch an expedition to Mt. Everest (North Ridge Side). The expedition was flagged-of in the last week of March 2003. The team successfully scaled the highest mountain in the world on 21st May, 2003 from a very challenging and difficult route (North Ridge Side).


JAWAHAR INSTITUTE OF MOUNTAINEERING & WINTER SPORTS NUNWAN, PAHALGAM -192126 COURSE PROGRAMME - 2006-07

COURSES

NOTE: Special / Adhoc courses and refresher /short adventure courses / trekking and environment camps @ Rs 150/- per day per student. The Institute will try and accommodate the date and venue of the courses as per the choice of sponsors. The
skiing course dates are subject to change, keeping in view snow conditions.
FEE
1. The fee structure for various courses is as given below:-

(a) Basic cind Advance Mountaineering courses
(b) Adventure Course/ Tourist Guides course
(c) Method of Instruction
(d) Basic & Advance Skiing



METHOD OF INSTRUCTION





07MOI

19 Jun-03 Jul 06
15 Days
20


ADVANCE MOUNTAINEERING





24 AMC

05Jun- 30 Jun 06
26 Days
20


BASIC MOUNTAINEERING





65 BMC

20 Mar-14 Apr 06
26 Davs
40


66 BMC

17 Apr-12 May 06
26 Davs
40


ADVENTURE






51 Adventure

06 Mar-20 Mar 06
15 Davs
40


52 Adventure

17 Apr-01 May 06
15 Davs
40


53 Adventure

08 May-20 May 06
15 Davs
40


54 Adventure

02 Oct-16 Oct 06
15 Davs
40


55 Adventure

30 Oct-13 Nov 06
15 Davs
40


02 Tourist Guides

08 May-20 May 06
15 Days
40


SKIING






11 Basic Skiing

08 Jan - 21 Jan 07
14 Days
20


12 Basic Skiing

29Jan-llFeb07
14 Davs
20











NOTE: Special / Adhoc courses and refresher /short adventure courses / trekking and environment camps @ Rs 150/- per day per student. The Institute will try and accommodate the date and venue of the courses as per the choice of sponsors. The
skiing course dates are subject to change, keeping in view snow conditions.
FEE
1. The fee structure for various courses is as given below:-

(a) Basic cind Advance Mountaineering courses
(b) Adventure Course/ Tourist Guides course
(c) Method of Instruction
(d) Basic & Advance Skiing





Rs 4000
S500


Rs 2000
$200


Rs 2000
$200


Rs 2800
S 140






2. Fee includes expenses on food, accommodation, equipment, transportation and first aid during the course. No escort is permitted with individual trainees. Kindly remit full fee on SBI, Pahalgam, J&K (code 2445) in advance in favour of JIM&WS Pahalgam J&K by a/c payee draft only.



2. Fee includes expenses on food, accommodation, equipment, transportation and first aid during the course. No escort is permitted with individual trainees. Kindly remit full fee on SBI, Pahalgam, J&K (code 2445) in advance in favour of JIM&WS Pahalgam J&K by a/c payee draft only.


3. The course fee is non refundable to a student, who is withdrawn from the course on medical or administrative grounds.
4. IMF grants full scholarship for Basic and Advance mountaineering courses to the applicants whose own or guardians income is less than Rs 5000/- pm. Forms for the same are available with Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi-21. The applications are to be submitted to the Institute six months in advance.
Prospectus
5. The Prospectus of the Institute are available on demand. In order to obtain a set of application forms and prospectus, kindly send a bank draft for Rs 100/- in favour of JIM&WS, Pahalgam, J&K.
Fitness Level
6. Trainees should be in regular touch with outdoor activities. Taking long walks on uneven tracks with 15 Kg load is recommended.
Advance Course
7. The advance mountaineering and advance skiing courses are for trainees who have secured "A" grade in the basic course from any of the government recognized mountaineering Institutes. Certificate of the grading obtained in basic course is to be submitted along with the application form.
Equipment
8. The Institute will provide mountaineering equipment and specialized clothing only. The students are however, required to bring the following :-
(a) Under-wear, garments and woolen socks
(b) One or two changes of personal clothing
(c) Toilet requisites
(d) Sport shoes
(e) Woolen pullover
Foreign Students
9. The foreign students are requested to submit the following details for Government clearance :-
(a) Name in block letters
(b) Father's Name
(c) Date of birth
(d) Educational qualification
(e) Permanent address
(t) Passport number & visa details



Administrative Details

9. The administrative details are given in succeeding paragraphs:-
(a) Fee is payable in advance, along with duly filled application forms. Photostat application forms are not acceptable.
(b) Students should preferably commence their journey from Jammu by 0600 hrs. Also they must ring up the Institute about their expected time of arrival. The trainees are required to report to the Institute a day prior to the commencement of the course by 1600 hrs.
(c) Pahalgam is approximately 87 Kms, south of Srmagar, 300 Kms from Jammu and 44 Kins from KhanabafAnantnag.
(d) Adventure sports activities are prone to injury. Students participating in these activities should be aware of the risks involved and accept the same. Hence they are advised to undertake requisite insurance.
(e) Students would be relieved on last day of the course after breakfast. In order to make return journey comfortable, students are advised to have the reservation done in advance.
(f) Medium of instructions for training would be Hindi and English.
(g) All queries / correspondence regarding the courses / administrative details are to be addressed to the Principal only.

(AS Shekhawat) LtCol Principal
Tel: (01936-243129)
Mobile: 9419045194
9419435826
http://www.pahalgam.com/jimws.html

Priyadarshini award for Doda institute

Jammu, October 15
The Doda-based Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports has been awarded the Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra (IPVM) award, a Defence spokesman said here yesterday.

The award, given by the Union Environment and Forests Ministry and carrying a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a scroll and a memento, was received by the institute’s Principal, Capt S.S. Puri, at a ceremony in Bangalore, the spokesman said. The institute, established by the Ministry of Defence and Jammu and Kashmir Government, received support from the World Wildlife Fund (India). PTI

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050917/asp/atleisure/story_5248423.asp