Military College Jhelum
Military College Jhelum (MCJ) is the oldest military institution of its kind in Pakistan. Named as King George Royal Indian Military School, it was founded at Sarai Alamgir on the 3rd of March 1922, and started functioning three years later in 1925. It was organized as a residential school for the sons of Muslim soldiers with the object of producing educated rank and file for the British Indian Army units. In rare cases, some talented students could be endorsed for the grant of commission through Kitchner College Nowgong. During the World War II, the school underwent structural reforms. It was organized as a College for training potential officers for the army.
With the creation of Pakistan, this institution took further strides both in scope and service. It was restructured as a quality public school and the largest single feeder for the Pakistan Military Academy. Renamed as Military College Jhelum in 1956, it was commissioned to pursue the course of academic excellence and personality grooming.
The College has served the Nation with spirit of commitment. Its alumni have contributed to the national cause with unwavering devotion. The College Roll of Honour radiates full with the names of martyrs, heroes and senior officers in all echelons of civilian and military establishments. Till 1st April 2013, the College has had, to its credit 1 Nishan-e-Haider, Major Mohammad Akram Shaheed, 48 Sitara-i-Jurrat, 3 Tamgha-i-Jurrat, 1 Tamgh-i-Shujaat, 4 Military Cross and 15 Imtiazi Asnad. 34 Alamgirians have embraced Shahadat. List of the distinguished Alamgirians includes The Ex-Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee General (R) Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Air Chief Marshal (R) Zulfiqar Ali Khan, Ex-Chief of Naval Staff Admiral (R) Abdul Aziz Mirza, NI(M), General (R) Muhammad Yusaf Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, HI, HI(M), 66 General Officers, over 100 Brigadiers, over 2000 Colonels / Lieutenant Colonels and large number of highly placed officers in the civil. The performance of the Alamgirians at Pakistan Military Academy is also laudable. In each course the Alamgirians performed exceedingly well. So far (Till 126 PMA Long Course) 35 Alamgirians have won the distinguished Sword of Honour.
Military College Jhelum is an English medium institution, running classes from VIII to XII for 560 cadets. It is located on the Grand Trunk (GT) Road, beside the town of Sarai Alamgir. The campus is spread over about 170 acres of area and affords sufficient open space for lawns and play grounds, cadet houses and officers residences.
To educate and groom the cadets physically, mentally and morally with a view to nurturing their requisite leadership qualities for induction into the Pakistan Military Academy.