Military College Jhelum

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Military College Jhelum
Military College Jhelum Monogram
Knowledge and Action ݝڶݥ ۇ ݝݥڶ
Sarai Alamgir, Punjab
Type Military school
Established 3 March 1922 (1922-03-03)
Faculty 50
Grades 8th - 12th(ICS/Pre-Eng)
Number of students ~650
Houses 8
School color(s) Dark green
Mascot Alamgirians

Military College Jhelum or MCJ, is a military high school, located at Sarai Alamgir (Jhelum District) but now in (Gujrat District), Pakistan. Though it is physically located in Gujrat District, due to its very close proximity it is still associated with the City of Jhelum, and is considered to be in the cantonment limit of Jhelum. The institution feeds the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. Military College Jhelum is one of three military colleges in Pakistan; the others being Military College Murree and Military College Sui.


The college's foundation stone was laid on 3 March 1922 by the Prince of Wales.[1] It was named King George Royal Indian Military School. Five such cadet schools were built throughout India to benefit the sons of Royal Indian Army. Military College Jhelum and Chail Military School in India are sister institutes. Regular classes at the college began on 15 September 1925. At that time it was organized as a residential school for the sons of Muslim soldiers with the objective of producing educated rank and file for the British-Indian Army units.

British instructors[edit]

From 16 April 1932 to 11 November 1936, the Chief Instructor of the college was Warrant Officer Charles Eaton. A bungalow was built for him and his family on the banks of the Canal and still exists. When W.O. Eaton and his family left the students lined the route all the way to the railway station and festooned him with garlands, such was their esteem. In 1943, the school underwent and the college emerged as an institution of choice for potential officers of the army.


Military College Jhelum is located in the district of Gujrat in the town of Sarai Alamgir. Due to its proximity to city of Jhelum and because original Jhelum was on Sarai Alamgir side plus the inclusion of Sarai Alamgir in district Jhelum before 1998, it is widely known as Military College Jhelum (MCJ).

Student life[edit]

The students are called Cadets and they reside in hostels called Houses. Cadets take part in sports such as field hockey, football, basketball,swimming, volleyball, table tennis and horse riding. Fitness activities include judo, karate, gymnastics, jogging and running. Physical training (PT) is conducted in the morning and sports in the evening. Students are taught drill and shooting. Cadets also take part in variety of curricular and semi curricular activities like Essay Writing, Debating, Book Review Writing, Drama and Quiz Shows.


There are seven houses in Military College Jhelum: five senior houses and two junior houses. Houses compete with each other for the annual house championship. Many competitions are held among them including sports trophy assault course trophy debates competition etc. The house with the most trophies on aggregate is awarded the "Champion of the Year" status. Houses compete fiercely among each other for the pride of their house. Details of the houses are as follows :

Senior Houses[edit]

  • Aurangzeb House

This house was established in 1925 as Birdwood house and named after British/Indian army Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood of Gallipoli. In 1958, Birdwood House was renamed Aurangzeb House after the name of famous Mughal king Sultan Mohy-Ud-Din Aurangzeb Alamgir. It was Junior House at that time and there was 73 cadets residing in the house. The first Housemaster was Jamadar Faiz Muhammad Khan and first head boy was C/No 29 Muhammad Zar Khan who held this appointment for five years. The colour of hose flag is orange and motto of house was “Birdies Don’t Tell a Lie ” in 1956, “Excelsior” in 1973, “Truthfulness” in 1985 and present is “Truthfulness Always” since 1991.

  • Tipu Sultan House

In April 1928 British Army Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General Andrio Sakeen inaugurated the house (Third House of School). It was named as “Sakeen House” after his name. The first House Master was Risaldar Muhammad Abdul Latif. In 1959, it was renamed as Tipu Sultan House. The colour of house flag is green and motto is “Duty First” since 1973.

  • Sir Syed House

Sir Syed House was raised in August 2011 to cater for the accommodation requirement of the cadets due to the increased intake. Almost 5-6 cadets per house/ class were shifted to Sir Syed house. House was named Sir Syed House after the Muslim scholar, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. The first house master of the house was Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Ali and first house prefect was C/No 7392 Saad Hamid. The colour of house flag is grey and motto of house is “Never Give In”.

  • Jinnah House

Jinnah House was established in 1990 and named after founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in order to meet the requirement of enhanced strength of cadets. It was inaugurated by Lieutenant General Muhammad Arif Bangish. The first house master was Major Doctor Abdul Wahid and first house perfect was C/No 5395 Athar Hussain. The colour of house flag is light blue and motto of house is“ Work, Work and Work. Initially, it accommodated 8th and 9th class cadets but after few years it was later on declared as a senior house.

  • Iqbal House

Iqbal house came into existence in 1992 and named after our famous philosopher and poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal. It was inaugurated by General Abdul Waheed, Chief of Army Staff. The first house master of the house was Major Manzoor Ahmed Zafar and first house prefect was C/No 5155 Muhammad Rajil Irshad Khan. In the beginning, it was a junior house. Later on, it was granted the status of a senior house. The colour of house flag is maroon and motto of the house is “I Can, I Will”.

Junior Houses[edit]

  • Babur House

In order to expand the college for war purposes, a fourth house was established in 1943 as Auckinlect house (Kacha House) named after Field Marshal Sir Kalaad Auckinlect (Commander in Chief) who inaugurated it in November 1943. In 1959, Auckinlect house was shifted in Sakeen house and was renamed as Babur house in the honour of Zaheer Uddin Babur, the founder of Mughal dynasty. Subedar Fateh Khan has the honour of being first Housemaster and C/No 760 Muhammad Aslam Janjua was the first House prefect of the house. The colour of house flag is red. Initially, motto of the house was “Hard work, simple living and high thinking”. The present motto of Babur House is “Conviction and Courage” since 1972.

  • Mehmood Ghaznavi House

This house was established in 1925 as Robert House and named after British army Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Lord Fredrick Robert, Robert of Kandhar. In 1958, it was shifted in Birdwood House and was renamed as Mehmood Ghaznavi House after the name of a great king, conqueror and idol negotiator Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi. This house has a unique honour of receiving the first batch of 21 students on 15 September 1925. First house master of house was Subedar Walayat Shah and first house prefect was C/ No 2 Sultan Muhammad. The colour of house flag is dark blue and motto of house was “Work is Worship” in 1972, “I Will Never Fail” in 1976, “Strive Till Death” in 1979 and present is “Work is Worship” since 1982.

Parents day[edit]

Every year parents day is celebrated at Military College Jhelum in which cadets indulge in different activities such as parade, horse jumping, gymnastics and different science and arts club activities. On this occasion, the champion house is also declared.

Honours of the College[edit]

The College Roll of honour radiates full with the names of martyrs, heroes, serving and retired officers in echelons of civilian and military establishments

The College has to its credit:

Some of the distinguished Alamgirians[edit]

  • General (R) Muhammad Iqbal Khan, NI(M), SB - (Late)****
  • Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Zulfiqar Ali Khan (Late)****
  • Admiral (Retd) Abdul Aziz Mirza****
  • General (Retd) Muhammad Yusaf Khan****
  • General (Retd) Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, NI(M), HI****

80 General Officers Over 100 Brigadiers and 2000 Colonels. In the civilians also, there are numerous luminaries and highly placed officers from the College alumni.

Gallantry awards[edit]

1948 War[edit]

  • 380 Lt Col Sher Muhammad, SJ
  • 573 Jem Syed Akbar Hussain

Bajore 1958[edit]

  • Maj Mumtaz Ali SJ

1965 War[edit]

  • 397 Lt Col Muhammad Jamshéd, SJ
  • 562 Lt Col Muhammad Sher
  • 717 Lt Col Sahib Zad Gul
  • 748 Lt Col Muhammad Hayat
  • 842 Maj Rashid Ahmed
  • 835 Maj Haq Nawaz Kayani SJ & Bar (Shaheed)
  • 924 Lt Col Ahmad Khan
  • 856 Lt Col Mumtaz Ali, SJ & Bar (He was the only officer decorated with SJ & Bar up to 1971)
  • 741 Maj Muhammad Hussain Malik
  • 752 Maj AqiI Dad
  • 1018 Lt Col Raja Asghar SJ
  • 1221 Lt Col Muhammad Aslam Janjua
  • 1289 Maj Muhammad Rafique
  • 1663 Maj Muhammad Yunis
  • 1738 Capt Sultan Ahmed
  • 2180 Capt lftikhar Jafar
  • 2027 Lt Muhammad Saeed
  • 2124 Lt Muhammad lmtiaz
  • 888 N/Sub Sultan Sikandar, TJ
  • 1048 Ris Muhammad Hanif

1971 War[edit]

  • 1811 Maj Muhammad Akram, NH
  • 835 Lt Col Haq Nawaz Kayani SJ & Bar (Shaheed)
  • 971 Lt Col Yaqub Malik
  • 1478 Lt Col Muhammad Razaq Khan Mirza
  • 1738 Lt Col Sultan Ahmad, SJ & Bar
  • 1523 Maj Kazim Kamal, BR (Shaheed)
  • 1739 Maj Pir Dad Khan
  • 1820 Maj Muhammad Hanif
  • 2027 Maj Muhammad Saeed
  • 2029 Maj Muhammad Yousaf
  • 2181 Maj Muhammad Faheem Durani
  • 2561 Maj Muhammad Ajmal
  • 2318 Capt Saeed UIlah Jang
  • 2839 Capt Munir Akbar
  • 2875 Capt Talat Umar
  • 2290 Lt Gul Zaman Malik
  • 2315 Lt Sikandar Hayat, TJ
  • 2575 Capt Daud-Ur-Rehman
  • 2908 2/Lt Amjad Khurshid (Shaheed)

1999 War (Kargil)[edit]

  • 3234 Brig Khalid Nazir, SJ, SI(M)
  • 4029 Maj Abdul Wahab, SJ (Shaheed)
  • 5027 Capt Muhammad Ammar Hussain
  • 5146 Capt Izhar Haider (Shaheed)

List of Commandants[edit]

Commandants and their tenure start dates are:[2]

King George Royal Indian Military School Period
Capt. W.L. Clark, A.E.C. 15 September 1925
Capt. H.H. Clark, A.E.C. 24 August 1930
Maj. W.P. Selbie, MC, A.E.C. 9 April 1933
Lt. Col. T.H.L. Stebbing, A.E.C. 14 May 1937
King George Royal Indian Military College Period
Lt.Col. T.H.L. Stebbing, A.E.C. 1943
Maj. Aurangzeb Khan, Baloch 22 August 1947
Lt.Col. S.F.H. Zaidi, A.S.C. 24 February 1948
Lt.Col. Muhammad Rafiq, Punjab 1 July 1952
Lt.Col. Sultan Sikandar, Punjab 28 April 1953
Lt.Col. H.L. Edwards, A.E.C. 9 July 1954
Lt.Col. Muhammad Rafiq, Punjab 18 October 1955
Military College Jhelum Period
Lt.Col. Muhammad Rafiq, Punjab 23 March 1956
Lt.Col. Muhammad Sardar Khan, A.E.C. 3 May 1959
Lt.Col. Murtaza Hussain Khan, A.E.C. 15 May 1967
Lt.Col. Pervaiz Sikandar, 22 June 1969
Lt.Col. S.A. Qureshi, A.E.C. 31 December 1969
Col. N.D. Ahmed, 28 October 1970
Col. Muhammad Zahur-ul-Haq, 29 April 1974
Col. Muhammad Ikram Ameen, 15 June 1977
Col. Muhammad Said Khokahar, 23 August 1978
Col. Abdul Sattar, 5 June 1980
Brig. Abdul Sattar, 1 January 1981
Brig. Inayat-ur-Rehman Siddiqui, 1 January 1983
Brig. Usman Shah, SI(M) 13 August 1984
Brig. Dr. Noor-ul-Haq, A.E.C 7 August 1987
Brig . Maqsud-ul-Hassan, SI(M), TI(M), 12 October 1991
Brig.(Retd) Afzal Malik SI(M), TI(M) August 1998 – May 2013
Brig. Akhter Pervaiz SI(M), May 2013 – August 2015
Brig. Ahmed Salman, October 2015 – To Date

List of Deputy Commandants and Chief Instructors[edit]

Names of Deputy Commandants and Chief Instructors and their tenure dates are:[3]

Military College Jhelum Period
Major Muhammad Waliullah January 1955 – November 1956
Major Khushal Khan November 1956 – April 1960
Major Abdul Aziz Hashmi June 1960 – June 1961
Major Perwaiz Sikandar June 1961 – June 1964
Major Nazir Ahmad June 1964 – November 1965
Major B.A. Malik May 1966 – December 1969
Major Muhammad Zahur-ul-Haq December 1969 – February 1971
Lt. Col. Muhammad A. Saleemi August 1971 – March 1973
Lt. Col. Muhammad Ikram Ameen March 1973 – October 1973
Major Muhammad Bashir October 1973 – February 1974
Lt. Col. Muhammad Ikram Ameen April 1974 – May 1975
Lt. Col. Ghulam Abbas May 1975 – January 1977
Lt. Col. Muhammad Shafi January 1977 – August 1978
Lt. Col. Hamid Riaz Siddiqui August 1978 – December 1982
Lt. Col. Sher Afzal Khan January 1983 – July 1985
Lt. Col. Nasrullah Khan July 1985 – December 1987
Lt. Col. Z.H. Naqvi December 1987 – April 1989
Lt. Col. Salim Iqbal April 1989 – October 1990
Col. Imtiaz Ali October 1990 – May 1992
Col. Ghulam Rasul May 1992 – June 1993
Lt. Col. Safdar Ali Shah June 1993 – October 1993
Lt. Col. Wali Muhammad October 1993 – August 1995
Col. Muhammad Rafi Butt August 1995 – November 1997
Lt. Col. Muhammad Bashir November 1997 – September 1999
Col. Maqbool Ahmed September 1999 – September 2001
Col. Umer Shabbir September 2001 – September 2003
Col. Noor Sultan Lali September 2003 – July 2005
Col. Raheel Ashraf July 2005 – August 2007
Col. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf August 2007 – July 2009
Col. Aamir Hafeez August 2009 – July 2011
Lt. Col. Khwaja Iqbal Ahmed August 2011 – October 2012
Col. Javid Aslam November 2012 – July 2015
Col. Dr. Syed Shahid Rasool August 2015 – To Date

List of Adjutants[edit]

Names of Adjutants and their tenure dates are:[4]

Military College Jhelum Period
Capt Sher Afzal Khan Malik 1960 – 1960
Capt Nisar Ali Khan 1960 – 1963
Capt Muhammad Muneer Khan 1963 – 1964
Capt Ahmed Jan 1964 – 1965
Capt Ikram Ullah Khan 1965 – 1967
Capt Sheikh Abdul Naeem 1967 – 1968
Capt Shahzada Khurram 1968 – 1971
Capt Sher Afzal Khan 1971 – 1971
Capt Muhammad Tufail 1971 – 1973
Capt Saulat Abbas 1973 – 1975
Capt Muhammad Iqbal 1975 – 1977
Capt Umer Saeed Khan August 1977 – May 1980
Capt Ghulam Abbas Khan May 1980 – January 1982
Capt Umer Saeed Khan March 1982 – March 1984
Capt Ghulam Abbas Khan March 1984 – June 1986
Capt Raja Khaqan Afzal June 1986 – July 1988
Capt Khalid Mehmood July 1988 – February 1991
Capt Taj Muhammad Khan February 1991 – June 1991
Capt Noman Inayat June 1991 – October 1991
Capt Ali Tahir Saeed October 1991 – September 1992
Capt Muhammad Qaddus September 1992 – September 1995
Capt Abdul Qayyum Satti September 1995 – January 1997
Capt Hassan Khattak January 1997 – August 1998
Capt Rehan Mushtaq August 1998 – June 1999
Capt Muhammad Taswar Sattar June 1999 – November 2001
Capt Mubasshir Nadeem November 2001 – November 2003
Capt Numan Kayani November 2003 – August 2005
Capt Aftab Ali Khan August 2005 – September 2006
Capt Nadeem Asif September 2006 – October 2008
Capt Rashid Ullah Khan October 2008 – January 2010
Capt Shahid Iqbal Khan January 2010 – November 2011
Capt Kashif Sattar November 2011 – October 2012
Capt Muhammad Ali Mehdi October 2012 – December 2013
Capt Masood Shah January 2014 – November 2014
Maj Asrar ul Gulzar December 2014 – December 2015
Capt Junaid Lodhi January 2016 – To Date

Notable alumni[edit]

The college has produced five four-star generals of Pakistan Army, Air Force and Navy, namely former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Muhammad Iqbal Khan (Late), former Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zulfiqar Ali Khan (late), former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Abdul Aziz Mirza, former Vice Chief of Army Staff General Yusaf Khan, and former Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

College has more than 30 Swords of Honour, and many gallantry medals including one Nishan-e-Haider Major Muhammad Akram.

The senior notable military officers of the College Alumni include;

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