Sainik Schools Society

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Complete Information on Sainik Schools Society (Sainik School Cell) under Ministry of Defence (MoD), Govt of India

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Sainik Schools Society (SSS)

The Sainik Schools Society is an organization authorized and worked under the Ministry of Defence. The Chief Executive Body of the Sainik Schools Society Organisation is a Board of Governors functioning under the Chairmanship of the Defence Minister. There is an Executive Committee under the Chairmanship of Defence Secretary for exercising closer control and supervision over the affairs of Sainik Schools. The official website of Sainik Schools Society in www.sainikschoolsociety.org

The day-to-day work of the Society is managed by JS (Trg) & Hony Secretary who is assisted by Inspecting Officers, DS (Trg), Under Secretary, Sainik Schools Society (Sainik School Cell). The staff for the Sainik School Cell is provided by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The local administration of the school is looked after by a Local Board of Administration whose Chairman is the GoC-in-C of the concerned Command where the Sainik School is located.

Quick Information of Sainik Schools Society

Before starting, let us have an overview of the Sainik Schools Society Organisation.

Name of the Organization Sainik Schools Society (SSS)
Managing Authority Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Article Category Sainik School Society Organisation (Sainik School Cell)
Affiliation Board Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Admission through All Indian Sainik School Entrance Exam (AISSEE)
Funded & Supported by Central Government of India
Official Website sainikschoolsociety.org
Contact Details 011-23014731, 23014826, 23011498, 23015769
Complete Address Room No-101, 1st Floor, D1 Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011

Sainik School Cell and its Functions

Below mentioned are some functions of the Sainik School Cell under the Ministry of Defence.

  • Work relating to Board of Governors of Sainik Schools Society (SSS).
  • All administrative matters and other work of all 33 Sainik Schools spread across the country.
  • Grant of Ministry of Defence Scholarships to children of JCOs and ORs studying in various Sainik Schools.
  • Setup of Rules and Regulations of the Sainik Schools Society, 1997.
  • The Sainik School Cell performs such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the MoD from time to time.

History of Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society (SSS)

sainik-school-cell-sainikschoolsociety-orgThe idea of the Sainik School was first conceived by the former Defence Minister of India V. K. Krishna Menon in the year 1961. The Sainik Schools are basically a chain of schools managed by the Sainik Schools Society (SSS) under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Govt of India. MoD runs Sainik Schools with the help of respective state governments and provide annual funding. The main objective of Sainik Schools is to overcome the existing regional and class imbalance amongst the Officer cadre of the Indian Military and preparing boys physically, mentally, and academically for entry into the National Defence Academy.

Aim, Objective, Mission & Vision of Sainik Schools Society

  • To remove the existing regional and class imbalance amongst the Officer cadre of the defence services
  • To develop qualities of body, mind and character which will enable the young boys to become good and useful citizens
  • To provide public school education to the doorstep of the common man
  • To provide high-quality education irrespective of their parent’s income or class background
  • To preparing boys physically, mentally, and academically for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA)
  • To prepare the students to become officers in the Defence Services of the country
  • All-round development of the students and focus on moulding their overall personality with emphasis on extracurricular activities

Unique Features of Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society (SSS)

  • Sainik Schools are fully residential schools run on public school lines
  • All Sainik Schools are affiliated with CBSE and follows the CBSE curriculum
  • Girls can also apply for the AISSEE Admission Exam for Class 6th only
  • All Sainik Schools are members of the All India Public Schools Conference
  • Sainik Schools provides a common syllabus and a common system of education
  • Sainik Schools are supported by Central and State government funding
  • Sainik Schools provides both Defence and State govt Scholarship to eligible students
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) Training is compulsory up to class XII

Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society Organisation

Currently, there are 33 Sainik schools in India that run under the Sainik Schools Society, MoD (Ministry of Defence. There are only 2 Sainik Schools that run under the state government and supported by MoD. Sainik School Lucknow comes under the control of the state government of Uttar Pradesh and Sainik School, Manasbal comes under the control of the state government Jammu & Kashmir.

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List of All Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society, MoD

Below mentioned is the complete list of Sainik Schools located in different states of India that runs under the Ministry of Defence.

S. No. Sainik Schools State
1. Sainik School, Korukonda Andhra Pradesh
2. Sainik School, Kalikiri Andhra Pradesh
3. Sainik School, East Siang Arunachal Pradesh
4. Sainik School, Goalpara Assam
5. Sainik School, Nalanda Bihar
6. Sainik School, Gopalganj Bihar
7. Sainik School, Ambikapur Chhattisgarh
8. Sainik School, Balachadi Gujarat
9. Sainik School, Kunjpura Haryana
10. Sainik School, Rewari Haryana
11. Sainik School, Sujanpur Tira Himachal Pradesh
12. Sainik School, Nagrota Jammu & Kashmir
13. Sainik School, Tilaiya Jharkhand
14. Sainik School, Bijapur Karnataka
15. Sainik School, Kodagu Karnataka
16. Sainik School, Kazhakootam Kerala
17. Sainik School, Rewa Madhya Pradesh
18. Sainik School, Satara Maharashtra
19. Sainik School, Chandrapur Maharashtra
20. Sainik School, Imphal Manipur
21. Sainik School, Chhingchhip Mizoram
22. Sainik School, Punglwa Nagaland
23. Sainik School, Bhubaneswar Odisha
24. Sainik School, Sambalpur Odisha
25. Sainik School, Kapurthala Punjab
26. Sainik School, Chittorgarh Rajasthan
27. Sainik School, Jhunjhunu Rajasthan
28. Sainik School, Amaravathinagar Tamil Nadu
29. Sainik School, Mainpuri Uttar Pradesh
30. Sainik School, Jhansi Uttar Pradesh
31. Sainik School, Amethi Uttar Pradesh
32. Sainik School, Ghorakhal Uttarakhand
33. Sainik School, Purulia West Bengal
34. Sainik School, Lucknow (Runs under State Government) Uttar Pradesh
35. Sainik School, Manasbal (Runs under State Government) Jammu & Kashmir

List of Proposed Sainik Schools by the Sainik Schools Society in India

During the budget 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that 100 new Sainik Schools will be set up across the country in partnerships with State governments, private schools, and NGOs. The list of Proposed Sainik Schools in India is mentioned below:

S. No. Sainik Schools State
1. Sainik School, Alwar Rajasthan
2. Sainik School, Rudraprayag Uttarakhand
3. Sainik School, Warangal Telangana
4. Sainik School, Darjeeling West Bengal
5. Sainik School, Golaghat Assam
6. Sainik School, Godda Jharkhand
7. Sainik School, Bhind Madhya Pradesh
8. Sainik School, Kokrajhar Assam
9. Sainik School, Sagar Madhya Pradesh
10. Sainik School, Gurdaspur Punjab
11. Sainik School, Boom Sikkim
12. Sainik School, West Tripura Tripura
13. Sainik School, Matenhali Haryana
14. Sainik School, Mirzapur Uttar Pradesh
15. Sainik School, Baghpat Uttar Pradesh
16. Sainik School, Jaipur Rajasthan
17. Sainik School, Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh
18. Sainik School, Bali Pali Rajasthan
19. Sainik School, Bilaspur Chhattisgarh
20. Sainik School, Mumbai Maharashtra
21. Sainik School, Raipur Chhattisgarh
22. Sainik School, Dausa Rajasthan
23. Sainik School, Udaipur Rajasthan
24. Sainik School, Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir
25. Sainik School, Leh Leh Ladhak
26. Sainik School, Port Blair Andaman
27. Sainik School, Silvassa Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

Affiliation of Sainik Schools

In the beginning, the Sainik Schools had followed the ISC system but later the system was changed to the CBSE pattern in 1972. Earlier the classes were organized from V to XI but after the introduction of the 10+2 system in 1978, they were reorganized from classes VI to XII.

  • All Sainik Schools are members of the All India Public Schools Conference
  • Academic session in all schools starts on 01 April and ends on 31 March of the following year

Facilities Provided in Sainik Schools

  • Smart Classrooms
  • IT & Computer Labs
  • Library
  • Reading Room
  • Art & Craft Gallary
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cinema Hall
  • Dispensary
  • NCC Training
  • Cadets Mess
  • Gymnasium
  • Hospital
  • Language Labs
  • Hostels
  • Shopping Complex
  • Guest House
  • Industrial Laundry
  • Horse Riding
  • Shooting Range
  • NDA Hall
  • War Memorial
  • Squash Court
  • Stadium
  • State of Art Library
  • Tennis Court
  • Meditation Hall
  • Cricket Ground
  • Transportation
  • Dormitories
  • Academic Block
  • Staff Quarter
  • Table Tennis Court
  • Badminton Court
  • Advanced Teaching Aids
  • Science Laboratories
  • Faculty
  • MI Room
  • CSD Canteen
  • Tusk Shop
  • Auditorium
  • Hockey Ground
  • Infirmary
  • Computer Museum
  • Helipad
  • Medical Facilities
  • Science Park
  • Riding School
  • Army Museum
  • Seminar Hall
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Football Ground
  • Obstacle Course
  • Parade Ground
  • Hobby Club
  • Cafeteria
  • Audio-Visual Room
  • Bank
  • Dining Hall
  • School Band
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Music and Drama Classes
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Debate Competitions
  • Adventure Activities

Eligibility & Admission Process in Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society

Admissions to Sainik Schools is done through the All India Sainik School Entrance Exam (AISSEE).  Every year, The National Testing Agency (NTA) conduct the AISSEE for Class VI and IX. Girl candidates are now eligible for admission to Class VI in all 33 Sainik Schools. Students who are between the age of 10-12 years (for Class VI) and 13-15 years (for Class IX) as of March 31 in the year admission are being sought are entitled to take the examination.

67% of the seats are reserved for candidates domiciled in the State/ UT where the Sainik School is located. 33% of the seats are reserved for candidates from the Other States and Union Territories(UT). Within each Category of Home State/ UT and Other States/ UT quota, 15% of seats are reserved for the Scheduled Caste (SC) category, 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribe (ST), and 27% seats are for Other backward Classes belonging to the Non Creamy layer (OBC-NCL).

A written test will be conducted for students. Candidates who will be qualified in the written exam will be called for a medical test. The final result will be based on the overall performance of the students in both written and medical tests.

Check AISSEE Notification for Sainik Schools Admission

Sainik School Fee Structure & Online Fee Payment AISSEE Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Question Papers

NDA RESULT & PERFORMANCE OF SAINIK SCHOOLS

The year-wise number of cadets sent to National Defence Academy (NDA) from Sainik Schools for the last few years is mentioned below:-

Year
Appeared in UPSC
Passed in UPSC
Cleared SSB
Joined NDA
2001
985
368
141
108
2002
908
344
141
109
2003
963
332
132
98
2004
893
312
142
116
2005
908
328
128
111
2006
972
406
189
171
2007
978
444
222
162
Course Year NDA Course Strength Cadets Selected from Sainik Schools Percentage
130 2013 348 112 32.18%
132 2014 348 98 28.16
134 2015 348 101 29.02%
136 2016 348 102 29.31%
138 2017 348 115 33%

Sainik School Scholarship Schemes

The State Governments award scholarships to the students on a merit cum mean basis. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) also awards scholarships to the wards of Service Personnel including Ex-servicemen and provides central assistance to those students who are awarded State scholarships. The sharing of expenditure on fees/scholarships amongst Central Govt, State Govt and parents is decided by the BOG from time to time.

SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES

  • Students studying in Sainik Schools are eligible for State Government scholarships based on parents income. Central Government also provides scholarship share at varying rates to those receiving State Government scholarships.
  • Children of serving defence personnel and ex-servicemen admitted on defence quota are granted scholarships by the Ministry of Defence.
  • Under a new scheme, all boys studying in Sainik Schools receive about Rs.14,000/- per year as a subsidy from the MoD.
  • In some schools where amounts of scholarship are liberal, boys are studying by paying a very nominal amount. Cases have been taken up with the State Govts to increase the quantum of scholarship and the income slabs wherever they are less.

Structure of Sainik Schools Society Organisation

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The overall administration, supervision, and control of the Sainik Schools Society performed with the body called the Board of Governors, Sanik Schools. This Board is organized as mentioned below.

(a) Raksha Mantri Chairman
(b) RRM/URM (Minister in charge of Sainik Schools in Min of Def) Vice-Chairman
(c) Chief Ministers or Education Ministers of the States where the schools are established. Ex-Officio Member
(d) Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Defence. Ex-Officio Member
(e) Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Education Ex-Officio Member
(f) Financial Adviser, Ministry of Finance (Defence) Govt. of India Ex-Officio Member
(g) Chairman, University Grants Commission. Ex-Officio Member
(h) Vice Chiefs of staff or the PSOs dealing with Education in the three Defence Services. Ex-Officio Member
(j) Director-General, NCC Ex-Officio Member
(k) Joint Secretary Ministry of Defence Ex-Officio Member
(l) Chairman, Joint Training Committee, Armed Forces, Headquarters Ex-Officio Member
(m) Education secretary of each State government. Ex-Officio Member
(n) Four eminent educationists nominated by the Chairman. Nominated Members
(o) Four eminent persons nominated by the Chairman. Nominated Members

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

There is an Executive Committee under the Chairmanship of Defence Secretary for close controls and supervision over the affairs of Sainik Schools. The Committee is organized as mentioned below:-

(a) Defence Secretary Chairman
(b) Financial Adviser, Defence Services Member
(c) Additional Adviser, Defence Services Member
(d) Joint Secretary (G) Member
(e) Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Education & Culture concerned with school education Member
(f) Three representatives from the State Governments where Sainik Schools are functioning. Member
(g) Honorary Secretary Sainik Schools Society Member Secretary

LOCAL BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION (LBA)

There is a Local Board of Administration for each school. The LBA is organized as mentioned below:-

(a)GOC-in-C/FOC-in-C/AOC-in-C of the Army /Navy/Air Force Command in which the school is located or a Senior Defence Service Officer nominated by him, not below the rank of Maj Gen or Equivalent Chairman
(b) Member of Parliament of the area where the school is located. Member
(c) One Officer of the Education Deptt and one Officer from Engineering Deptt, if so nominated by the Govt. of the state concerned. Member
(d) The Collector/Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district. Member
(e) Two eminent educationists from the State, including at least one Principal of a good public school. Member
(f) A parent other than a Staff member duly elected. Member
(g) The Principal of the Sainik School Member Secretary
  • The principal, Headmaster and Registrar are service officers on deputation. These Service Officers are of the rank Colonel/Lt Colonel/Major and equivalent from the three Services.
  • PT & NCC staff is provided by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for Sainik schools.
Addresses and Phone Numbers of Sainik Schools Society (Ministry of Defence)
Mr Jatinderbir Singh, JS (Trg & CAO) 155, ‘E’ Block, DHQ, New Delhi – 110011  Ph – 011 23018201
Mr Bhaskar Verma, Dir (Trg) & Honorary Secretary Sainik Schools Society Ministry of Defence New Delhi – 110011
Col RS Nehra, Inspecting Officer (N) Sainik Schools Society Ministry of Defence, Room no – 101, Ist Floor, D1 Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011 Ph – 23014731, 23014826, 23011498
Capt. (IN)VS Babeley, Inspecting Officer (B) Sainik Schools Society Ministry of Defence, Room no – 101, Ist Floor, D1 wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011 Ph – 23014731, 23014826, 23011498
Shri B.K. Sharma (Section Officer), Sainik School Cell, Ministry of Defence, Tele : 2301 4731 Intercom: – Room No. 101, D1 Wing Sena Bhawan
Shri Prem Prakash (Under Secretary), Sainik School Cell, Ministry of Defence, Tele: 2301 5769 Intercom: – Room No. 101, D1 Wing, Sena Bhawan
Shri Rabindra Prasad (Director), Sainik School Cell, Ministry of Defence, Tele: 2301 0600 Intercom: 4278 Room No. 23, South Block

Sainik Schools Society – FAQs

What is Sainik Schools Society?

The Sainik School Society (SSS) is an organisation authorized by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that manages all the 33 Sainik schools located in different states of India.

How do I Contact Sainik Schools Society?

The contact details of Sainik School Society (Sainik School Cell) is mentioned below.

Website – www.sainikschoolsociety.org
Phone Numbers – 011-23014731, 23014826, 23011498, 23015769
Address – Room No-101, 1st Floor, D1 Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011

What is the Official website of Sainik Schools Society?

The Official Website of Sainik School Society is www.sainikschoolsociety.org.

Can a girl join Sainik School?

Yes, The Girl candidates are now eligible for admission to Class VI in all 33 Sainik Schools spread across the country.

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