Eligibility for all courses is based on meeting the age and physical fitness criteria only, as given above. ADVANCE MOUNTAINEERING COURSE is for trainee graded “A” only in Basic Mountaineering course from HAWS, c/o 56 APO, HMI Darjeeling, NIM Uttarkashi, JIM Pahalgawn, NIMAS, Dirang, ITBP Trg Centre Auli, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports, Manali and SGMI Gangtok. A trainee should be able to communicate, read and understand either Hindi or English.
Vacancies to Private candidates are allotted on “First Come First Serve Basis”. Application to be accompanied with Medical Certificate and course fee. Proof of date of birth should accompany the application form. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
All foreigners with valid travel/Tourist VISA is not acceptable to do the Mountaineering course. They should have to make special Visa for Mountaineering courses with documents and meeting eligibility conditions as given above, are eligible. They should apply for admission in the desired courses to the Principal, HMI, Darjeeling at least three months in advance. Exclusive Special Courses can be organized for 15 or more foreigners.
A test of Fitness will be conducted in case of Basic Course to assess the mental & physical fitness for training at high altitude areas/ mountains. Minimum one month regular exercise and running of one hour everyday before reporting for the course is essential! to pass the test which includes 25 kms trekking up and down with 15 kg load within a given time and other tests.
(a) (b)        Course fee should be remitted through a Bank Draft in favour of Principal, HMI payable at State Bank of India, Darjeeling Branch, or through online payment / direct payment into our HMI A/c 10833276127 (NEFT IFSC Code No. SBIN0000063, MICR Code No 734002101, SWIFT code No SBININBB336). After making the payment Applicants must send the Original/Scan copy of Payment details slip/counterfoil/Screen shot through email / by post. CASH / PART PAYMENT / CHEQUES / MONEY ORDERS / POSTAL ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
(c)          (d)        For Foreigners only :- Foreigners are not required to deposit the course fee in advance. Seats can be booked by sending scanned copy of Application & Medical form. Fees to be remitted in cash at the time of reporting to the Institute, at the current equivalent rates.
(e) (f)         Fee includes expenses on food, accommodation, equipment, transportation, medicines and other training expenses during the course.
Serving Armed Forces, Para Military and NCC personnel can also apply through their departments. Ail Government Servants may apply without any restrictions.
(a)                     Application can also be downloaded from our website at www.hmidarieelinq.com  and cost of Application form
charges i.e 250/- (US$ on 10.00 for Foreign Nationals) can be paid along with course fee through SBI Demand Draft payable at SBI Darjeeling in favour of Principal HMI, Darjeeling
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