Cadet college

Cadet college is a special military school system of British India and later, Pakistan.

Military College Jhelum
Campus building of Military College Jehlum


This system was first established in the pre-Partition, pre-Independence era in order to support the push to indigenise the officer corps of the British Indian Army, a reward to the social classes that had provided loyal support for the British Empire's war efforts in the 1914-1918 First World War and which in return expected greater opportunities for participation at higher levels.

The first to be established was the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College (RIMC) in March 1922 at Doon Valley which was then in Punjab Province (now the Indian state of Uttarkhand) following the severe difficulties in acceptance and adjustment faced by the first batch of South Asian cadets sent directly to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England.

RIMC was lost with the partition of the country and the army in August 1947 and became the Indian Republic's Rashtriya Indian Military College. The first cadet college to be built by the newly established Pakistan Army was the Punjab Cadet College Hasanabdal, Attock District in Punjab in 1954. Faujdarhat Cadet College was built in Chittagong, then East Pakistan in 1958.

In 1922 the British Indian Army also established the King George Royal Indian Military Schools (KGRIMS) at Jhelum and Jalandhar cantonments in Punjab Province for the separate purpose of providing education to the sons of the enlisted men and Other Ranks of the Army. Schools opened between 1925-1930 at Jhelum, Jullundhar and Ajmer. In 1945 two more King George Royal Indian Military Colleges were started at Belgaum and Bangalore by King George VI.

After partition, Pakistan

After independence and partition the Jhelum campus was upgraded to the status of a military college and is known as Military College Jhelum.

The expansion of the Pakistan armed forces, and the broadening of the social base of its officers corps from the 1960s onwards has inevitably led to the expansion in the number of cadet colleges and their distribution around the country.

the Pakistan Armed Forces that act as feeder schools for the services officer training academies of the Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force. It was first introduced by Ayub Khan military ruler of Pakistan (1958–69).

Later on in late 90's many private Cadet Colleges were also made by Pakistani citizens to stand and collaborate with Pakistan armed forces in order to provide pre military academia training to the youth of Pakistan. Most of the privately managed Cadet College are registered by Pakistan Armed Forces. Renowned Cadet College in private sector include Cadet College Fateh Jang , Cadet College Kallar Kahar, Cadet College Jhelum and Cadet College Rawalpindi

Eastern Pakistan

In Eastern Pakistan the first cadet college was established in 1958, with three more cadet colleges were established between 1958 and 1964. No more cadet colleges were established after 1964 and after the independence of Bangladesh, the report of the first Education Commission headed by Qudrat-e-Khuda, recommended the dismantling of the cadet colleges.[1]


They are specifically intended to prepare young students from a very broad range of socioeconomic and linguistic backgrounds to pass the demanding physical, educational, psychological and behavioural standards of the Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB). This is distinct from the purpose of regular cantonment schools intended to educate the children of service members.

The schools are overseen by the Joint Staff Headquarters (JSHQ) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.


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Army Cadet College

Army Cadet College (ACC) is an institution which trains Officers, for the Indian Army.

The Army Cadet College Wing trains soldiers from the regular army, navy and air force for commission as officers in the Indian Army. It has 3 companies. The ACC feeds into the Indian Military Academy. The nature of training at ACC and National Defence Academy (India) is nearly identical - both run a 3-year degree course in science and humanities. The added advantage that the ACC cadets bring to the Army as officers are a deep understanding of the soldier life and a consequently better appreciation of the tasking of the men.ACC has now been rebranded as the Siachen Battalion at the IMA.

The selection for admission to ACC is based on a written test and subsequent selection via Services Selection Board. ACC has been in operation for 80 years now and has graduated some notable alumni. The first course at IMA comprising 40 GCs included 15 from the erstwhile Kitchner College that became the ACC. The first Sword of Honour at IMA was Smith Dun, later COAS Burma.

Unfortunately, the entry criteria for ACC (which is often changed) means that most officers would retire before ever becoming the COAS in India, due to age constraints at promotion to higher ranks, irrespective of performance. Many an exceptional officers have graduated from this highly aspirational institution.

The foundation of ACC can be traced to the Kitchener College founded in 1929 at Nowgong, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh. The Kitchner College became the ACC in 1960, and in 1964 it relocated to Ghorpuri, near Pune, to take over the campus of the erstwhile OTI (merged into OTA Madras). The institute moved again in July 1977, this time to Dehra Dun, to become a wing of Indian Military Academy.

Baqai Medical University

Baqai Medical University (Urdu: جامعہ طبی بقائی‎ Sindhi: بقائي ميڊيڪل يونيورسٽي‎) is located on Super Highway, Toll Plaza, Gadap suburb of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It was founded in 1988 and is ranked number 13 in the HEC rankings for medical universities in Pakistan. Courses are in medicine, dentistry, health management sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, and veterinary science, and there are interdisciplinary courses.

Cadet College Fateh Jang

Cadet College Fateh Jang is a boys cadet college in Fateh Jang, Punjab, Pakistan that was established in 2001.

The cadet college offers its students a choice of streams, offering both a Pakistani stream to higher education as well as GCE O level and A level qualifications along with ISSB training for recruitment in the armed forces of Pakistan. Spread over area of more than 220 kanals, there are six houses in the college served by numerous facilities, including one mess hall, one auditorium, three hostel blocks, two academic blocks, one mosque, one swimming pool, various sports facilities, one cafeteria, and one medical unit. It has a capacity to accommodate 350 cadets.

Cadet College Hasan Abdal

Notable Alumni, Cadet College Hasanabdal. "Cadet College Hasanabdal Notable Alumni". Cadet College Hasanabdal.

Cadet College, Hasan Abdal (CCH) (Urdu/Pashto : کیڈٹ کالج )ّّّّّ is a residential secondary school located in Hasan Abdal, Attock District, Punjab, Pakistan. The college has over 500 students aged 13–19 years. Each class has c.110 students. The main aim of the academic program is to train students to become future officers in the Pakistani Military. The college has a distinctly Muslim curriculum for all students, including those from overseas.

Cadet College Kohat

Cadet College Kohat is a highly prestigious military based boarding school for boys of grades 8th through 12th. The high school is located on the outskirts of Kohat, Pakistan.

Cadet College Mastung

Cadet College Mastung is a residential high school, for boys grades seven through twelve.

Cadet College Petaro

Cadet College Petaro is a boarding school from grade 7 to grade 12 in Jamshoro District of the southern province of Sindh in Pakistan; about 20 miles (32 km) from Hyderabad. Its campus occupies over 700 acres (2.8 km²) on the west bank of the Indus River on the road from Hyderabad to Dadu, Larkana and Quetta. The college has also started Cambridge O-Level System.

Command and Staff College

For other similarly named Institutions, see Staff CollegeThe Command and Staff College is a Pakistani military training institution where officers receive staff training and education. It was temporarily established in 1905 at Deolali and later shifted to Quetta in 1907, Baluchistan, British India, now in Pakistan. It has been the alma mater of many renowned soldiers from countries all around the world.

The college was previously affiliated with the University of Balochistan but is now affiliated with the National Defence University (NDU) along with other staff and war colleges of Pakistan Navy and Air Force.

Cumilla Cadet College

Cumilla Cadet College (Bengali: কুমিল্লা ক্যাডেট কলেজ; CCC) is a residential military high school in Comilla, Bangladesh, for boys in grades 7 to 12. Several times in recent years it has placed among the top ten schools in its region in terms of student performance.

Faujdarhat Cadet College

Faujdarhat Cadet College, is a military high school (grade 7 to grade 12), modelled after public schools in the UK (according to the Public Schools Act 1868), financed partially by the Bangladesh Army, located at Faujdarhat, near Chittagong, in Bangladesh.

Hasan Abdal

Hasanabdal (Urdu: حسَن ابدال‎), frequently misspelt as Hassan Abdal, is a city in Attock District of Punjab Province in Pakistan, located 40 km northwest of the country's capital city, Islamabad. Hasan Abdal is a tehsil of district attock.hassan Abdal is the head quarter of Tehsil Hasan Abdal . As home of the Gurdwara Panja Sahib, one of the most sacred sites in Sikhism, Hasan Abdal is an important pilgrimage destination. The city is also notable for its association with the 16th century Mughal Emperor Akbar - several monuments in the town date to the Akbar period, including the Mughal Gardens of Wah, Hakimon ka Maqbara, and Tomb of Lala Rukh. Hasan Abdal is also near the city of Taxila – a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its Buddhist and ancient Greek ruins.

List of cadet colleges in Bangladesh

This is a list of Cadet Colleges located in Bangladesh.

List of cadet colleges in Pakistan

This list includes cadet colleges located in Pakistan.

Cadet College okara

Cadet College Ghotki

Cadet College Hasan Abdal

Cadet College Jaffarabad

Cadet College Jhang

Cadet College Jhelum

[[Cadet College okara]]

Cadet college Killa Saifullah

Cadet College Kohat

Cadet College Lahore

Cadet College Mastung

Cadet College Palandri, Azad Kashmir

Cadet College Pasrur

Cadet College Petaro

Cadet College Rawalpindi

Cadet College Razmak, North Waziristan Agency

Cadet College Sanghar

Cadet College Skardu

Cadet College Spinkai

Cadet College Wana, South Waziristan Agency

Cadet College Warsak

Garrison Cadet College Kohat

Karnal Sher Khan Cadet College Swabi

Manjanbazam Cadet College Tarbela Ghazi

Military College Jhelum

Military College Murree

Military College Sui

Military College Sui

PAF Public School Sargodha

Pakistan Scouts Cadet College Batrasi

Sadiq Public School

WAPDA Cadet College Tarbela

List of colleges in Pakistan

These are the intermediate colleges in the Asian country of Pakistan.

Military high school

Military high schools are a type of high school that include military cadet education, so are a form of military academy. They are found in a number of countries and offer a regular high school education but with an extra curriculum of military training. For example, cadets must rise early and do physical training to be followed by games in the afternoon. However, in the same way as a high or secondary school, they have academic classes after the breakfast. In the evening there may be self study classes. As a part of military institute, seniority is important and commands of seniors must be obeyed by juniors. The grade works as the rank of the cadets. All cadets from the same batch are considered to be of the same rank. However, in higher grades, prefects are selected to lead the normal cadets.

Mirzapur Cadet College

Mirzapur Cadet College (Bengali: মির্জাপুর ক্যাডেট কলেজ) is a cadet college of Bangladesh. Like other cadet colleges it follows the national curriculum prescribed by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) and gives emphasis to extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

Rangpur Division

Rangpur Division (Bengali: রংপুর বিভাগ) is one the Divisions in Bangladesh. It was formed on 25 January 2010, as Bangladesh's 7th division. Before that, it had been the northern eight districts of the Rajshahi Division. The Rangpur division consists of eight districts. There are 58 Upazilas or subdistricts under these eight districts. Rangpur is the northernmost division of Bangladesh and has a population of 15,665,000 at the 2011 Census.

The major cities of this new division are Rangpur, Saidpur and Dinajpur. Rangpur has well-known educational institutions, such as Carmichael College, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur Cadet College, Begum Rokeya University and Bangladesh Army University of Science & Technology, Saidpur.

Mansingh, commander of Emperor Akbar, conquered part of Rangpur in 1575. Rangpur came completely under the Mughal empire in 1686. Mughalbasa and Mughalhat of Kurigram district still bear marks of the Mughal rule in the region. During the Mughal rule part of Rangpur was under the sarkar of Ghoraghat, and part under the sarkar of Pinjarah. Rangapur Ghoraghat has been mentioned in the Riyaz-us-Salatin. During the early period of the company rule Fakir-Sannyasi Rebellion and peasant rebellion were held in Rangpur.

Rangpur division has road, rail, and air connections to other divisions as well as the capital. There are 21 express trains from this division to communicate with the other part of the country. There are three airports in this division among them major airport is in Saidpur Airport Saidpur.

Royal Air Force College Cranwell

The Royal Air Force College (RAFC) is the Royal Air Force training and education academy which provides initial training to all RAF personnel who are preparing to be commissioned officers. The College also provides initial training to aircrew cadets and is responsible for all RAF recruiting along with officer and aircrew selection. Originally established as a naval aviation training centre during World War I, the College was established as the world's first air academy in 1919. During World War II, the College was closed and its facilities were used as a flying training school. Reopening after the War, the College absorbed the Royal Air Force Technical College in 1966.

The Royal Air Force College is based at RAF Cranwell near Sleaford in Lincolnshire, and is sometimes titled as the Royal Air Force College Cranwell.

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