Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports

Nunwan, Pahalgam

Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports

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P a h a l g a m is situated 96 kilometers (60 miles) east of Srinagar. If you fly into Srinagar, the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, you can reach Pahalgam by a taxi. There are private and public buses that ply between Srinagar and Pahalgam as well. The public buses are run by the J&K State Road Transport Corporation.

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.

19 Jun-03 Jul 06
15 Days
24 AMC
05Jun- 30 Jun 06
26 Days
65 BMC
20 Mar-14 Apr 06
26 Davs
66 BMC
17 Apr-12 May 06
26 Davs
51 Adventure
06 Mar-20 Mar 06
15 Davs
52 Adventure
17 Apr-01 May 06
15 Davs
53 Adventure
08 May-20 May 06
15 Davs
54 Adventure
02 Oct-16 Oct 06
15 Davs
55 Adventure
30 Oct-13 Nov 06
15 Davs
02 Tourist Guides
08 May-20 May 06
15 Days
11 Basic Skiing
08 Jan - 21 Jan 07
14 Days
12 Basic Skiing
14 Davs
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.
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
Rs 2000
Rs 2000
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.
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.
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.
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                                                                                     VleuU*/** S*T**'
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One could contact Mr. Harbans Singh, Accounts Incharge for any further information.


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 broad objectives of the Mountaineering Institutes are:-

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

(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.

Batote (Old) Address

Principal Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering & Winter Sports, P O Tringla, Batote 182 143 Tel (O) (01998) 4120 Fax (O) (01998) 4334

Training Area

Peak Height Longitude Latitude Route Kolahai 5426m 76 00' 33 48' Pahalgam- Aaroo-BC (Kolohoi Glacier)-C-I and Summit attempt.

A sample course conducted in the past

Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports, Tringla Batote
(J&K )
Date: 28th May - 10th June 2001
Course fee: Rs. 100/per day per participant.
Cost of application form - Rs. 50/-

Related News

Jawahar Institute organises adventure course in mountaineering

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 18: Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports, Batote organised a thrilling 15 days adventure course for 50 school girls and teachers of Kendriya Vidhalayas Udhampur and Dehradun.

According to a press release, the students were taught techniques of rock climbing, taken on tracks ot high altitude areas, trained in river crossing beside first aid, flora and fauna and environment. The participants were divided into three groups to have healthy competition amongst the groups.

Rope number III was awarded the best rope trophy, rope number I and rope number II were adjudged as second and third. In the individual performance Ms Mamta of Kendriya Vidhalayas of Dehradun topped in the course. Ms Preeti of Kendriya Vidhalayas, HBK Dehradun and Ms Meenu of KV, Udhampur secured second and third positions in the training course. A special consolation prize was awarded to Ms Jyoti of KV Dehradun.

The prizes were awarded by Mr S C Jain, Assistant Commissioner, KV, Dehradun region at a colourful function at Patnitop.