Defence Ministry approves setting up of 21 new Sainik Schools for 2022-23

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The Union Defence Ministry has approved setting up of 21 new Sainik Schools in partnership with NGOs, private schools and State Governments for the academic session 2022-23. These schools will be set up as part of the Government India’s initiative of setting up of 100 new Sainik schools across the country in partnership mode.

  • They will be distinct from the existing Sainik Schools. 

  • These new Sainik Schools, besides their affiliation to respective education boards, will function under the aegis of Sainik Schools Society and will follow the Rules and Regulations for new Sainik schools in partnership mode prescribed by the Society.

  • The entry to the new Sainik School pattern in these schools will be at class six level only.

Sainik Schools 

  • Sainik Schools Society (SSS) is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Defence, Govt of India. 

  • The Society runs Sainik Schools. Sainik Schools are English medium residential schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE). 

  • Sainik Schools prepare Cadets to join the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla (Pune), Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala,Kerala  and other Training Academies for officers. 

  • At present there are a total of 33 Sainik Schools across the country.

  • Sainik Schools offer admission at the level of Class VI and Class IX.

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