Ministry of Defence
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SAINIK SCHOOLS

Posted On: 04 FEB 2022 6:07PM by PIB Delhi

The objectives of Sainik Schools are:

  1. To prepare Cadets academically, physically and mentally for entry into the National Defence Academy.
  2. To remove regional imbalance in the officer cadre of the defence services.
  3. To develop qualities of body, mind and character which will enable the young cadets of today to become good and useful citizens of tomorrow.
  4. To bring public school education within the reach of the common man.

Salient features:

  1. Sainik Schools, run on public school lines, offer a common curriculum and are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.  While developing sound character, team spirit, dedication to duty, patriotic outlook and desire to serve the country with efficiency, the Sainik Schools prepare students academically for All India Secondary School Examination and All India Senior School Certificate Examination and also for the entrance examination to the National Defence Academy/Naval Academy.
  2. The schools impart instruction in English medium although knowledge of English is not a pre-requisite for admission. 
  3. Besides academic advancement, the students are encouraged to develop their creative faculties through co-curricular activities and socially useful productive work.  They are also introduced systematically to all major games and are also given NCC training.

List of Sainik Schools in the country, State/UT-wise, is as follows:

 

Sl. No.

State/UT

Number of existing Sainik School(s)

1.

Maharashtra

2

2.

Haryana

2

3.

Punjab

1

4.

Gujarat

1

5.

Rajasthan

2

6.

Andhra Pradesh

2

7.

Kerala

1

8.

West Bengal

1

9.

Odisha

2

10.

Tamil Nadu

1

11.

Madhya Pradesh

1

12.

Jharkhand

1

13.

Karnataka

2

14.

Assam

1

15.

Uttarakhand

1

16.

Jammu

1

17.

Manipur

1

18.

Himachal Pradesh

1

19.

Bihar

2

20.

Nagaland

1

21.

Chhattisgarh

1

22.

Mizoram

1

23.

Arunachal Pradesh

1

24.

Uttar Pradesh

3

Total

33

 

Government has approved the initiative of setting up of 100 new Sainik Schools in partnership with NGO/private schools and states to be set up under the aegis of Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence. These schools will be established to develop ethos of national spirit, indomitable courage to face challenges, unfailing respect for commitment to values of the country and the society, imbibe the importance of physical fitness and to embody national pride. Based upon the approval, applications have been invited by Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence through web portal http://sainikschool.ncog.gov.in from all willing partners. Schools will be shortlisted through a process of evaluation, subject to meeting of qualifying requirements framed for the purpose and willingness to agree to the approval by-laws and signing of the Memorandum of Agreement with the Sainik Schools Society. Government of India will provide an annual support, on Merit-Cum-Means, of up to 50% fee (subject to an upper limit of Rs 40,000/- per student per annum) for up to 50% of class strength (subject to an upper limit of 50 students per class per annum) for the approved school.  

The scheme for opening of 100 New Sainik Schools is open to all Private/NGOs/State Govt Schools in all states and union territories. Communication has been sent to government of all States/UTs, including Gujarat, to sensitize and encourage any willing schools, within their jurisdictions, to apply through the web portal.

In so far as RIMC is concerned, there is no proposal under consideration of setting up another RIMC.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Nihal Chand and others in Lok Sabha on February 04, 2022.

 

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