Govt Approves Affiliation Of 100 Schools With Sainik School Society

New Delhi: In a paradigm shift to the existing pattern of Sainik Schools, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday, approved the proposal for launching affiliated Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence, said an official statement.

These schools function as an exclusive vertical which will be distinct and different from existing Sainik Schools of MoD. In the first phase, 100 affiliate partners are proposed to be drawn from States/NGOs/Private partners.


To leverage the experience of administering 33 Sainik Schools across the country, it has been decided to set up 100 new affiliated Sainik Schools by inviting proposals from Government/ Private Schools /NGOs to apply for affiliation of existing or new Schools to the Sainik Schools Society.

The interested parties can submit their proposals online at where salient features and qualifying criteria of the scheme; responsibilities of stakeholders, i.e. Ministry of Defence and School Management are listed, the statement added.

The scheme will leverage Public/private partnership in the education sector, help tap into existing infrastructure available with reputed private and Govt. schools and open-up new capacities to meet the growing aspirations of children desirous of receiving education in a Sainik School environment.

Beginning from the academic year 2022-23 approximately 5,000 students are expected to receive admission in Class VI in these 100 affiliated schools. At present, the existing 33 Sainik Schools have an admission capacity of approximately 3,000 students in Class VI.

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