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Brief History


NIMACH which is an abbreviated form of "North India Mounted Artillery & Cavallary Headquarters” has been a British Army Cantonment under Gwalior princely state since 1817 to 1932 and after which it was maintained by a British Municipal Board. The Nimach Cantonment played a significant role in the Indian rebellion of 1857.

On 27th July 1939,a native police force was raised by the Britishers to suppress the rebellions and maintain law and order situation. This force was named as "Crown Representative Police” and it was headquarter at Nimach. After Independence of India, this Crown representative Police was rechristened as "Central Reserve Police Force” through an enactment of CRPF Act 1949.

Origin of CTC NIMACH

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In initial days, the battalions of CRPF used to manage the basic & specialized training as per their needs at their own through the training platoons of Battalions. With the passage of time and the expansion of CRPF from one Battalion to twelve Battalions raised the need to establish a training centre to cater for basic, specialized and cadre courses at force level.To fulfil this objective, GOI sanctioned a training centre for the Force on 04th June 1960 which was named as "Central Training College” and got operationalised w.e.f. 1st December 1960. With the shifting of the headquarter of VII Bn of CRPF from Nimach to Rampur, this Institution was raised at Nimach utilizing the historical Victoria barrack/accommodation vacated by VII Bn, where training facilities were readily available. Accordingly, the first dedicated Training Centre of CRPF, the Central Training College started functioning at Nimach with effect from 01 December 1960.

Brief Journey

Central Training College, CRPF, Nimach started functioning w.e.f. 1st December 1960 for imparting basic and in-service training to various ranks of the force under the able leadership of its first Principal Lt. Col. Sanwal Singh. In the initial stages, only Recruits Wing was created. In 1961 Cadre Wing was also added. With passage of time, directly recruited Subordinate Officers / Under Officers were also sent for basic training to this Institution. Later on raising of RTC Barwaha and CTC – II at Avadi in 1968, basic training of constable Recruits and SI Recruits were shifted to RTC Barwaha and CTC-II respectively.

The mandate for imparting basic training to CRPF Officers was initially held by CPTC (Central Police Training College) Mount Abu. The first (1961) and second (1962) batches of CRPF officers were trained along with IPS probationers. From 1963 onward, the basic training of DAGOs was shifted to this Institution on regular basis up to 1974. On raising of ISA Mt. Abu in 1975, DAGOs basic training was shifted to ISA Mt. Abu. However, in between, the basic training of 24th and 25th batch of DAGOs was again run at CTC Nimach as an extension to ISA due to increase in the strength of trainees. This Institution also carried out the re-orientation Courses for Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), State Police officers who merged with CRPF along with State Armed Police units like RAC, MSAP, Malabar Police etc.

Passing out parade of 1968 Batch Dagos

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Prior to 1975, the training on various aspects of Motor Transport in the Force was managed on ad-hoc basis either in Group Centers or at unit level leading to varied and marked difference in general standard of training and performance. To overcome this, the technical training of the MT staff of the Force was centralized w.e.f. 1-1-1976 and from the same date, the "Technical Wing” of this college came into existence. Initially it started with the training of CT/GD for driving cadre and later on various courses have been added to the training curriculum of this wing.

Present Status

In view of raising of various other training Institutions, CTC Nimach is now functioning with the mandate to run following courses for all ranks including officers -

  1. Specialized courses on physical training (PT & UAC)
  2. Courses on Weapon & Tactics
  3. Courses on Motor Transport
  4. Promotional Courses
  5. Need based courses for skill and performance enhancement (ToT, Shooting, 81 MM Mortar, Yoga etc.)
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For smooth functioning of training / administration Central Training College Nimach has been divided into four wings i.e. Physical wing, Weapon and Tactics wing, Technical wing and Administration wing.

From 1960 to till date College has trained more than1.5 lacs force personnel in basic, specialized/In service and promotional courses. Besides, during the past 20 years the Institution has trained 2400 personnel of State Police, CAPFs, ONGC, IB, NCB etc in various courses i.e. UAC, PT, Weapon & Tactics, Drill and Driving/Mechanic courses. Apart from that 142 foreign police personnel including 132 of Srilankan Police and 10 of Nepal police have also been trained by this college.

In recognition to its training expertise, this Institutehas been adjudged as Best Training Centre for innovation in training for the year 2011-12. It has also been conferred with Union Home Minister’s Trophy for Best Police Training Institution (NGO Category) in the year 2015.

A total of 09 Trainers of this Institute have been conferred with Union Home Minister’s Medal for excellence in Police Training. Besides 12 and 17 Personnel of this Institute have also received ATI-UTKRISTH and UTKRISTH SEVA PADAK respectively.The college is dedicatedly striving hard to its motto "Committed to excellence”.