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 (2006) 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.