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HISTORY

The  University Mountaineering Centre, Banaras Hindu University was established in the year 1971 by Former Education Minister (Govt. of India) and the then Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University Late Dr. K.L. Srimali for promoting the Mountaineering & Allied Sports among the youth. Since then this centre has organized more than three dozen adventurous activities including Fourteen Mountaineering Expeditions, climbing a dozen virgin peaks. The Centre is running Two Primary Mountaineering & One Advance Mountaineering courses and has organized International Conference on Mountaineering & Mountain Medicine also published more than a dozen research paper on the same in the National & International Journals. This centre has been visited by First Everester Sir Edmond Hillary, Dr. Harnam Singh, Ex-Director Western Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Manali (HP), Brig. Gyan Singh, Everester Mrs. Santosh Yadav etc. The main aims of this centre are; 

To acquaint the youth of the periphery with the mountain treasure & hazards, the role of mountains in developing the environments, the love with motherland there by promoting national integration.
 

1.      To inculcate sportsmanship, team spirit, brotherhood and model group behaviour among the trainees.
2.      To organize and promote activities pertaining to mountaineering and adventure sports for the students of the University & other suitable setups in the periphery of the Varanasi.
3.      To promote scientific research in the field of mountaineering & mountain Medicine.
4.      To promote adventurous & social activities by giving suitable programmes for the trainees time to time.

 This centre have been one of the Nodal Centre of University Grant Commission in the year 2001-02 & 2002-03 and conducted successfully the camps for High altitude trekking, Boating & River Crossing, Forrest & Sand Walking, Rock Climbing, Parasailing etc. This year we are submitting the proposals for the following activities in the session 2009-10 for which University is ready.
 

AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF UMC

1. To acquaint the youth of the country with the Mountain treasure, Environment & Cultural Heritage, in order to develop love for mother land.
2. To run the Primary Mountaineering course, Advance Mountaineering course and        Adventure Courses for youth of the Country.
3. To develop personality, Character, Confidence, Decision making, Team Spirit, Sportsmanship, Brotherhood, Model group behavior among the trainees through adventure programs
4. To provide Mountaineering & Allied sports programs to the students & youth of the country from time to time.
5. To promote scientific research in the field of Mountaineering, Mountain medicine & Adventure prospects.
6. To expose the youth to NATURE, HAZARDS, HARDSHIP by providing Adventure Programs to the society in general and student in particulars.
7. To organize Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Training camps for rescue services & Self defense.


ACHIEVEMENTS & ACTIVITIES OF UMC SINCE 1971 

Sl. No.

Year

Duration

Expedition & Activities

Details of Mountaineering Expeditions & Allied Activities

01.

1971

20 days

First BHU Mountaineering Expedition

Manali (H.P) Solang Nala – Hanuman Tibba

02.

1972

20 days

Second BHU Mountaineering  Expedition

Manali (H.P) – Rohtang Pass – Kultinala Climbed BHU- One to four peaks

03.

1973

25 days

Third BHU Mountaineering Expedition

Manali (HP) – Koksar- Barasingari Glacier  Climbed BHU- Five to Eight peaks

04.

1974

23 days

Fourth BHU Mountaineering Expedition

Manali (HP) – Darcha – Baralachala Climbed BHU Nine to eleven peaks and Shrimali peak

05.

1975

15 days

Fifth BHU Doctor’s Mountaineering Expedition

Manali (HP) – Darcha Climbed peak named LAU& Malviya  peaks

06.

1977

18 days

Sixth BHU Mountaineering Expedition

Manali - central Lahaul (H.P)

07.

1979

25 days

Seventh Mountaineering Expedition

Manali - Bara Singri (H.P)

08.

1978-79

40 days

Trekking Expedition

Uttar Kashi – Uttaranchal

09.

1983

30 days

Cycle Expedition

 BHU Varanasi- Guwahati-BHU Varanasi

10.

1983

20 days

Motorcycle Expedition

Manali Leh Heighest Mountain Road

11.

1984

10 days

Motorcycle Expedition

BHU Varanasi- Kathmandu and Back

12.

1985

21 hours 30 minutes

Boating against water current of Ganges

 Samne Ghat Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi to Chunar Dist. Mirzapur and Back

13.

1986

25 days

Eight BHU Mountaineering Expedition

Uttarkashi-Uttaranchal

14.

1997

01 days & Night

Trekking & Rock Climbing

Markundi Range, Robertsganj Distt- Sonbhadra

15

25 Dec. 1999

 01 day & Night

 Trekking & Rappelling

Markundi Range, Robertsganj Distt- Sonbhadra

16

13 Feb.-2000

01 day & Night

 Trekking & Rock Climbing

Sirsi Hills Dist. Mirzapur

17

05 Nov.-2000

01 day & Night

Trekking & Mountain Climbing

Sirsi Hills, Dist. Mirzapur

18

24 Dec.-2000

01 day & Night

Rappelling  & Rock Climbing

Sirsi Hills, Dist. Mirzapur 

19

2000-01

25 days

Ninth Mountaineering Expedition

Gangotri-Gomukh-Nandan Ban Uttarkashi (Uttaranchal), Mountaineering Expedition.      Arun Kumar Singh,  Contingent leader Instructor Incharge

20

2001-02

28 days

Tenth Mountaineering Expedition

Dharchula (Pithoragarh)  - Gunji- Chhota Kailash (Uttaranchal) Expedition Climbed two peaks named  ‘Surendra Shikhar’ & Ram Chandra  Rao Shikhar Contingent leader & Instructor
Arun Kumar Singh

21

2002-03

 

Nodal Centre for Mountaineering & Allied Sports

On account of regular Mountaineering Expedition and allied activities UGC  has selected UMC as  Nodal Centre for Mountaineering and Allied sports and Prof. R.G.Singh appointed as First Director , NCMAS

22

2002-03

07 day(26 Dec-01-02-01 Jan-03)

Rock Climbing Course

Chitrakoot (Banda) –Khajuraho (M.P), Twenty Girls Students Programme Contingent leader was Shri. Arun Kumar Singh

23

2002-03

07 days (05 Dec.-11 Dec-2002

Rock Climbing Course

Chitrakoot-Khajuraho(MP). Thirty Boys Students Mr. B.Das of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute deputed as leader

24

2002-03

20 days(18 Dec.2002-06 Jan -03)

Heritage and High altitude  trekking

High Altitude Trekking
Organised at  Manali (HP)  

25

2002-03

07 days (20 Oct.-02-27 Oct-02)

Forest & Sand Walking

Forest & Sand walking programme organised around  Corbett National Park, Nainital for boys and leader was Shri. A.K.Singh

26

2002-03

07 days

Forest & Sand walking

Dr. G. Gaunamani appointed as leader of the Forest & Sand Walking Programme  for Girls

27

2002-03

08 days

Boating & River Crossing

Organised at Chilka Lake (Orissa) for Girls in the leadership of      Prof. Usha & Arun Kumar Singh , Instructor Incharge

28

2003-04

20 days

Eleventh Mountaineering Expedition

“Shhetidhar” peak of Peer Panjal Range Fifteen members Scaled 17500 ft Height

29

2004-05

30 days (01 June-05 ,  01 July05)

Twelfth Mountaineering Expedition

BHU team Scaled ‘Kataranag’ Peak of 1500 ft height collaboration with Jawahar Mountaineering & Winter Sport , Pahalgoan, J&K

30

2005-06

Three & Half Months

Primary Mountaineering course

University Mountaineering Centre

31

2005-06
(Summer Course)

Two  & Half months (25.04.06 to 10.07.06) 

Certificate Course in  Martial Arts for Self Defence

University  Mountaineering Centre

32

2005-06

15 days (20 June-06 to 05 July-06)

13th Annual Mountaineering Expedition -2006 and Heritage & High Altitude Trekking

Central Himalayas Uttaranchal
Organised  by UMC,
In the Leader ship of
Shri Arun Kr. Singh , Instructor I/c

33

2006-07

24.08.06 to 26.11.06

Primary Mountaineering Course-09(2006)

UMC, BHU

34

2006-07

21.09.06 to  22.12.06

Primary Mountaineering Course -10(2006)

UMC,BHU

35.

2006-07

14.10.06 &15.10.06

Outing Training at Rajeev Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, & Sirsi,Mirzapur

University Mountaineering Centre, BHU

36.

2006-07

10.12.06 to 25.03.07

Certificate Course of Martial Arts for Self Defence

UMC, BHU

37.

2007-08

11.05.07 to 05.08.07

Certificate Course of Martial Arts for Self Defence, Course No. 06

UMC , BHU 

38.

2007-08

02.09.07 to 02.12.07

Primary Mountaineering Course No. 11

UMC , BHU

39.

2007-08

30.09.07

Markundi ( Ghaghar Bairaj ) , Sonebhadra

UMC, BHU

40.

2007-08

15.09.07 to

Certificate Course of Martial Arts for Self Defence, Course No. 07

UMC, BHU

41.

2007-08

28.10.07

Primary Mountaineering Course No. 12

UMC , BHU

42.

2007-08

10.02.08 to 26.07.08

Advance Mountaineering Course No. 07

UMC, BHU

43.

2008-09

20.04.08 to 20.07.08

Certificate Course of Martial Arts No. 08 (Summer Course)

UMC, BHU

44.

2008-09

10.06.08 to 08.07.08

Pre Mount Everest Expedition (14th Annual Mountaineering Expedition)

Central Himalaya (Uttrakhand) Organised by UMC in the leadership of Arun Kr. Singh

45.

2008-09

16.08.08 to 14.11.08

Primary Mountaineering Course No. 13

UMC, BHU

46.

2008-09

08.11.08 to 09.11.08 

Repelling Rock Climbing, Trekking & Camping etc.

Sirsi Hills of Vindhya Range & Brakchha, South Campus Mirzapur

47.

2008-09

19.11.08 to 08.02.09

Primary Mountaineering Course No. 14

UMC, BHU

48.

2008-09

31.01.09 & 01.02.09

Outing Training at Rajeev Gandhi South Campus, Barkachha, & Sirsi, Mirzapur

University Mountaineering Centre, BHU

49.

2008-09

19.02.09 to be continue

Advance Mountaineering Course  No. 08

University Mountaineering Centre, BHU

50.

2009-10

09.9.2010 to 15.12.10

Primary Mountaineering Course No. 15

UMC, BHU

51.

2009-10

09.9.2010 to 15.12.10

Martial Arts for Self Defense 10

UMC, BHU

52.

2010-11

09.9.2010 to 15.12.10

Primary Mountaineering Course No. 15

UMC, BHU

53.

2010-11

05.1.2011 to be continue

Advance Mountaineering Course  No. 10

University Mountaineering Centre, BHU

54.

2010-11

05.1.2011 to be continue

Martial Arts for Self Defense 11

University Mountaineering Centre, BHU

 

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