First Military School

The Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College

First Military School

The Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College, Dehradun, now the Rashtriya Indian Military School (RIMC) was inaugurated on March 13, 1922 by his Royal Highness, Prince Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales to provide preliminary training to boys of Indian birth or domicile wishing to become officers in the Armed forces of India, with a strength of 37 students. Nestling in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges in the sylvan surroundings of the Doon Valley, the RIMC has a sprawling campus of 138 acres, where it houses 250 boys selected from every state strictly on merit.