IMA Full Form

Importance of IMA and its full form and meaning

The full form of IMA is the Indian Military Academy. It is the official training unit of the Indian Army and meant for training male candidates for a permanent commission in the Indian Army. It is headquartered In Dehradun in the Northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. 

The campus is located on the National Highway 72. Trainees admitted to the IMA are known as Gentleman Cadet. They are supposed to uphold the highest standards of moral rectitude.

Short History of the IMA

The IMA was founded in 1949 and, since its inception, has grown from 40 GC's to a planned capacity of 1200 GC's. The IMA was expanded into Armed Forces Academy in January 1949, where the cadets of Army, Navy, and Air Force were trained. The Armed Forced Academy in Dehradun was renamed as National Defence Academy. 

In 1954 The joint services wing was relocated to Khadakvasla in Pune, but the military wing stayed back in Dehradun and regained its original name Indian Military Academy. 

The Organization of IMA

Commandant of IMA – Lieutenant General 

Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor- Rank of Major General

IMA is divided into headquarters, instructional units, Training grounds, and Army Cadet College Wing. The headquarters comprises of General Staff branches, administrative and adjutant’s branch. 

Brigadiers head these branches except for the Adjutant branch, which is headed by Lieutenant General. Instructor teams are further divided into service training teams and academic departments that are headed by Brigadiers. 

How to Join IMA?

These are the such methods through which you can join the IMA:

CDSE exam – You need to appear for CDSE written, pass SSB, and clear medical exams. The exam is held twice a year during March/April and September/October.

Technical graduate course – BE/B Tech final year students can appear for the TGC examination. Training during training is 1 year. Look out for advertisements during May/June and November/December. 

NDA exam – Class XII passed outs are eligible to appear for the NDA exams. After getting selected in NDA and select Army as preference you will undergo three-year training in Pune and one year at Dehradun. 

ii) IMA

IMA acronym stands for Indian Medical Association. IMA was established in 1928 and now it’s a well-established organization. It is headquartered in New Delhi and has a presence in 32 states and Union Territories in the country. 

The IMA has over 3,25,000 listed doctors as members and operates through 1700 local branches spread all over the country. 

Objectives of IMA

The basic objectives of IMA are:

  • Promote advancement in medical and allied sciences and promote the improvement of public health care and provide medical education throughout the country

  • Uphold the honor and integrity and promote cooperation among the members

  • Strive to achieve equality among members of the medical profession and abolish divisions in medical education

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How can I apply for Indian Medical Association?

You can become the life member of the College of General Practitioner if you are a member of the Indian Medical Association. You need to send an application of Rs 1000 in favor of IMA payable at Chennai and should be forwarded to the honorary secretary.

2. How can you join the IMA?

Indian Military Academy has some stringent rules for inducting young graduates. You can apply directly for the NDA exam or sit for the CDS exam. You need to pass out the Class XII exam with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

3. Does graduation marks matter in SSB?

Marks don’t really matter for selection to SSB. You are solely judged for OLQ (Officer like qualities) but as always having a sound academic record is a plus point for any exam.