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Submitted by Anushree Goswami, on February 14, 2020

IMA: Indian Military Academy / Indian Medical Association

1) IMA: Indian Military Academy

IMA is an abbreviation of the Indian Military Academy. It is an extremely regarded officer training academy of the Indian Army. As of September 4, 2017, Lieutenant General Sanjay Kumar Jha is the Commandant (officer in charge) of IMA. Its main Motto is "Valor and Wisdom".

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  • In 1932, IMA was founded.
  • The first batch of IMA had 40 Gentlemen Cadets as trainees. These cadets were recognized as "PIONEERS".
  • The first Commandant of IMA was Brigadier L.P. Collins, DSO, OBE. In IMA, a trainee officer is referred to as a gentleman cadet.
  • The location of IMA is in the foothills of Himalayas, on National Highway 72, around 8km west of Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
  • The area covered by the academy is over 1400 acres of land.
  • The training is only given to the male candidates; transforms them into army officers.
  • The academy not only trains the candidates for the battleground but also makes available athletic amenities and services to prepare the future army officers.

How to Join IMA?

Following given below are the common exams through which a person can join IMA,

  1. NDA Exam
  2. CDSE Exam
  3. Technical Graduate Course (TGC)

Physical Standards to Join IMA

Following mentioned below are some of the common physical requirements to Join IMA,

  • Good Physical and Mental Health
  • Should not be suffering any disease of Joints or Bones
  • Well developed chest with 5 cms expansion
  • No symptoms of organ-related diseases
  • No skin disease
  • Abnormality should not detected in the urine sample
  • 2.4 km run in 10 minutes for men and 13 minutes 30 seconds for women

2) IMA: Indian Medical Association

IMA is also an abbreviation of the Indian Medical Association. It is a nationwide voluntary organization of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine in India. It is a community of doctors registered under The Societies Act of India. Its most important work is to take care of the interests of doctors and welfare of the society. Dr. Anil Jain is the current National President of the Indian Medical Association, 2019-20.

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  • In 1928, IMA was founded as the All India Medical Association.
  • In 1930, it was renamed Indian Medical Association.
  • In 1966, it organized the third World Conference on Medical Education in New Delhi.

In the present time, it is a well established and reputed organization. Its head office is situated in New Delhi and its branches in all states and union territories of India. More than 2, 15,000 doctors are members of IMA.



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