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Diploma & Certificate Course in Mountaineering


GGIM in association with Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune & Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi has launched Certificate & Diploma Course in Mountaineering. For the first time in India, adventure education is being brought under academic curriculum inculcating the values derived through mountaineering life style. 

Diploma Course in Mountaineering

Aug 2021 – May 2022

12th Pass from recognized institutions

Medically Fit to take part in Adventure Activities

Age group – 18 – 60


1 year  (2 semesters) 

For Indian Nationals

INR 90000 /-

  • After the successful completion of course, participant will receive certificate of¬† ‘Diploma Course in Mountaineering’ jointly by GGIM, SPPU and NIM.
  • Additional Certification of Basic Mountaineering Course from NIM.


Diploma Course IMP Updates

  • 14th August¬†‚ÄstCandidates will receive admit cards and detailed instructions on their Email Ids
  • 16th & 17th August ‚Äď Appear for Mock Test to get familiarise with the exam pattern
  • 20th August¬†‚Äď The actual Online Entrance Exam¬†(IMPORTANT***)
  • 23rd August –¬†The results¬†of OEE will be declared
  • 27th August ‚Äď Merit & Waiting List declaration¬†

PFA the official document from SPPU : OEE_Diploma_Certificate_TimeTable



core modules - mountaineering

Both the courses are built fundamentally on life skills and five core modules mentioned in the image alongside.  Each module comprises of various topics that covers the entire spectrum of mountaineering and allied studies. 

Life skills are a set of abilities, attitudes and socio-emotional  competencies that enable individuals to learn, make informed decisions and exercise rights to lead a healthy and productive life and subsequently become agents of change. UNICEF has developed a set of life skills in Indian context. 

Mountain climbing is not just a sport but a way of life and hence, through this sport, individual tend to acquire these life skills. 



  • To incorporate experiential education through outdoor sports as per the ‚ÄėNew Education Policy 2020‚Äô by MHRD, Gov. of India.
  • To develop confident, healthy & courageous youth for nation, through safe & systematic training & learning platform for enthusiastic and energetic students
  • To enable to understand the disciplinary content knowledge, application of content knowledge to further teaching the contents
  • To make students accustomed to the world of global adventure sports sector
  • To introduce potential employable opportunities in Maharashtra, India, and abroad in the adventure sector through vocational skills, certificate, & degree¬† programme syllabi