An Official Website of HMI, Darjeeling
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) is one of the premier Mountaineering Institutes in the world. Founded on November 4, 1954, by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, to commemorate the first successful ascent of Mount Everest
by the late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa & Sir Edmund Hillary.
Being the premier mountaineering institute of Southeast Asia,
HMI is also called the Mecca of Indian Mountaineering.
The Institute has an international reputation and
has trained thousands of people from across the globe in mountaineering and
allied adventure activities.
Shri Rajnath Singh
Defence Minister, Govt. of India
President of HMI
Ms Mamta Banerjee
Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal
Vice-President of HMI
Event and News
Gp Capt Jai Kishan
Gp Capt Jai Kishan took over the charge of Principal, HMI on 17 December 2018. Gp Capt Jai Kishan was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in June 1996. He is an alumni of HMI. He successfully completed his Basic and Advance course from HMI in year 2001 and 2002 respectively. He has Eight mountaineering expeditions under his belt including three eight-thousanders viz. Everest, Lhotse and Mt. Cho Oyu. He is one among the very few mountaineers in the country who had climbed highest peaks in American Continent including Mt. Denali and Mt Acancagua. On assuming command of HMI on 17 Dec 18, right from day one he emphasized on uplift and renovation of HMI campus and “GO GREEN’ concept thus promoting “Clean Mountain Campaign”.