year (January and July) on the basis of All India Entrance Examination without any reservation.
Relevant Website: www.rimc.gov.in
College of Military Engineering
The College of Military Engineering at Pune is a premier technical institution conducting
training for personnel of the Corps of Engineers, other Arms and Services, Navy, Air Force, Para
Military Forces, Police and Civilians, besides, personnel from friendly foreign countries. CME is
affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for the award of B.Tech and M. Tech degrees.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) also recognizes the graduate and post-
graduate courses run by the CME.
Department of Defence Production was set up in 1962 with the objective of developing and
promoting the industrial base for production of weapons, equipment, platforms and materials
required by armed forces for defence of the country. Over the years, the Department has
established wide range of production facilities for various defence equipment through the
Ordnance Factories and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs). The products
manufactured include arms and ammunition, tanks, armoured vehicles, heavy vehicles, fighter
aircraft and helicopters, warships, submarines, missiles, ammunition, electronic equipment, earth
moving equipment, special alloys and special purpose steels.
The Department promulgated Defence Production Policy which aims at achieving
substantive self-reliance in design, development and production of equipment/weapon systems in
a scheduled time frame.
The Indian Ordnance Factories organisation - a family of 41 ordnance factories under the
aegis of its corporate headquarters Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata - possesses the unique
distinction of over 200 year experience in defence production. The organisation is engaged in
production, testing, logistics, research, development and marketing of a comprehensive product
range in the area of land, sea and air systems. Indian Ordnance Factories is the oldest and largest
industrial set-up which functions under the Department of Defence Production. The ordnance
factories factories form an integrated base for indigenous production of defence hardware and
equipment, with the primary objective of self reliance in equipping the armed forces with state-
of-the-art battlefield equipment
Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is working on a number of R&D projects,to provide state-
of-the-art battlefield equipment and ammunition to the Services. These include bi-modular
charge system for 155 mm × 45 calibre ‘Dhanush’ Gun Armament Upgrade of BMP-II etc. OFB
along with DRDO is working on various R&D projects to enhance self-reliance in important
arms and ammunitions required by the Forces, 7.62 × 51mm Assault Rifle, Protective Carbine,
under Barrel Grenade Launcher Ammunition etc. Besides this, 13 Ordnance Development
Centres of OFB are engaged in development of futuristic requirements of the Forces such as
‘Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle’. ‘Air Defence Gun for Army’, ‘Mounted Gun System’, for
which OFB has associated with IITs and other Institutions of repute for indigenous development
of technologies and products.