Inter Services - DSSC

Inter Services - DSSC

Name of Establishment, Location, Address and Nearest Railway Station
Name of Establishment, Location, Address and Nearest Railway Station
Name Location Address Fax Railway Station
Defence Services Staff College Near Udhagamandalam (Ooty) Tamil Nadu Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Coonoor 643 321, Tamil Nadu, India (0423) 2232320 (Col GS)
(0423) 2232955 (Naval Wing)
Wellington (Southern Railway)
Climate and Altitude
Climate and Altitude
Altitude Climate Monsoon Annual rainfall
1880 mts above sea level The monsoon and winter seasons are cold and chilly and woolen clothing is essential. The temperature ranges between 6° - 36° C June to October Approximately 350 cms
Road Rail Air
Well connected to all parts of Coimbatore Connected by narrow gauge to Mettupalayam which is 30 kms from Coimbatore Daily air services connect Coimbatore with Bangalore, Kochi and Chennai
Clothing and Bedding
Clothing and Bedding
Uniforms Civil Clothes Clothing for Families
Trainees are to be in possession of both summer and winter uniforms (working rig, ceremonial and mess dress)
  • Normal country wear for a temperate climate, and atleast two lounge suits. For visits to the plains, tropical clothing is necessary.
  • A dinner jacket (tuxedo) with soft shirt and collar is the normal evening wear for special functions. Tropical evening dress may be required in the plains.
  • Riding kit, if officers wish to participate in riding.
  • Overcoats/Rain coats.
  • Cotton and tweed clothes.
  • For children, gum boots, play pens, cots and mattresses can be procured locally.

A light pullover is essential throughout the year except in the months of March to May. A raincoat is essential during the monsoon months.

  • Officers mess for Single Officers within the unit.
  • Houses earmarked for accommodation for overseas officers are furnished with essential items of furniture.
  • Married officers' accommodation is within 3 kms of the college.
Sports TV/Cinema
Facilities for basketball, croquet, cricket, Angling, football golf, hockey, hunting, riding, sailing, shooting, squash and tennis Films are screened in the Mulla auditorium twice a week
Officers' Mess
  • The officers mess is located close to the college.
  • Married officers and their families can be accommodated in the Officers mess for a short period under special arrangements.
Domestic Help

A panel of domestic servants, available for employment, is maintained by the college. Their pay ranges from Rs.375/- to Rs.600/- per month.

Import Custody
Officers importing arms and ammunition for sporting purposes are required to obtain a transit license, on arrival in India. Transit license for fire arms can be arranged by the college, provided details of bore, license, type, maker's name, registration number and quantity of ammunition are provided one month in advance, prior to the date of arrival of the officer in India. Immediately on their arrival, student officers will hand over arms and ammunition in their possession to the Quartermaster for safe custody in the armoury. Necessary arrangements exist for drawing and deposit of private arms.

Keeping of animals other than dogs or cats in bungalows, servant quarters or compounds, is prohibited.

Banking and Other Facilities
Banking and Other Facilities
Banking Postal Telephone
An Extension Counter of Syndicate Bank is located inside the College A Post Office exists within the premises of the College An STD/ISD telephone booth is within the unit
Hotels and Clubs
Hotels and Clubs
Hotels Club
There are no hotels in Wellington. The nearest hotel is at Coonoor, about 3 to 6 kms., from Wellington. The rates vary from Rs.1000/- to Rs.5000/- per day for a double room (boarding and lodging). The Wellington Gymkhana Club about a kilometre from the college offers residential accommodation at Rs.725/- +20% tax per day (for members), Rs 1750/- + 20% tax per day (for affiliated members) and RS 2675/- for non members for two persons.
  • Personal Conveyance
    Bus services in Nilgiris are good, but car or a scooter is an asset. Private cars are available for hire.
Medical Facilities

The college has a Medical Inspection Room. Cases requiring investigation/ hospitalisation are referred to the Military Hospital, Wellington located one and half kilometres from the college. Services of specialists are available at the Hospital. The Hospital also has a well equipped dental centre.

Schools for Children
Several good schools (from Ist standard to XII standard) are located at Coonoor and Udhagamandalam.

The college has a well stocked library.

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