To void disappointment at a later stage and inconvenience to all, ensure following before joining.


-The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties.

 -There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or over weight.

 -There should be no disease of bones and joints of the body.

 -A candidate should have no past history of mental breakdown or fits.

 -The hearing should be normal. A candidate should be able to hear a forced whisper with each ear at a distance of 610 cm in a quiet room.

  -There should be no evidence of present or past disease of the ear, nose and throat.

 -There should be no sign of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessel. Blood pressure should be normal.

 -The muscles of abdomen should be well developed and there should be no enlargement of liver or spleen.

 -Un-operated hernias will make a candidate unfit. If operated, this should have been done at least 1 year prior and healing should be complete.

 -There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles.

 -Any disease of the skin which is likely to cause disability or disfigurement will also be a cause for rejection.

 -Eyes: Candidates who have undergone or have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy, to improve the visual acuity, will be permanently rejected.

 -Candidates who have undergone LASER Surgery for correction of refractive error are also not acceptable in defence services.

 -Detailed physical standards required in the Armed Forces are given on the websites of Army, Navy and Air Force. You are advised to go through that carefully before applying.



While in HDA, students are subject to certain rules and regulations. Few of the important ones are highlighted in this section for your information. As discipline is very important it is recommended that your son be advised to strictly follow the rules during his stay at HDA to ensure fruitful and productive training.


-Do be punctual for all activities like, PT, games, classes, parades, mess etc.

 -Do be smartly and neatly dressed at all times for all Academies activities in the prescribed dress.

-Do keep all your personal possessions neat and tidy at all times.

 -Do be courteous to your seniors and superiors at the HDA.

 -Do maintain high standards of honesty and integrity.

 -The acts involving moral turpitude will be dealt with severely.


-Do not leave the HDA premises without proper permission.

-Do not be involved in smoking, drinking alcohol and consuming drugs, or have any such items in your possession.

-Do not keep cash, jewelry, Cell Phones, Any electronic or electrical appliances etc.

-Do not damage or deformity of any of the Academies’ property.


It would help your son to settle down, if he practices the following simple activities before joining:

-Stitching of buttons and minor repairing of his clothes.

- Polishing his shoes (leather and canvas).

- Washing his under garments, socks and handkerchief.

- Making his bed.

- Keeping his clothes and personal effects neatly in his cupboard.

- Keeping track of all his personal possessions.

- Making a dhobi list and checking returns accurately.

- Covering all textbooks and copies with laminated brown paper.

- Labelling his possessions for identification.

- Packing his clothes for travel.



Academic year is divided in two terms. At the end of the 1st term, vacations are granted during Dussera in the month of Oct / Nov. At the end of 2nd term vacations are granted during summers, most likely in the month of April/May.



Military form of discipline is expected to be maintained at HDA all the times and in all activities. Stress is laid on every cadet for maintaining a high standard of personal turn-out and conduct in and outside the campus. An agreement is to be executed and signed by the parent/guardian of the cadet at the time of joining.


The Chairman / Chief Mentor of HDA have the authority to rusticate any Student and withdraw his name from the roll on any of the following grounds:

-Remains ill for a long period and considered physically unfit to carry on with the daily routine of the institute.

 - Involves in ragging activities or found harmful for other Students inside hostel.

-Consistently fails to secure a minimum of 60% marks in Academies tests/examinations.

-Fails to maintain HDA discipline.

-If Boarding Charges, Fees and other dues are not paid in time by the parents.