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194 schools registered till now for affiliation with Sainik School Society, application process underway

Newdelhi:21/1/22:Marching ahead in tune with National Education Policy (NEP), the Government of India has decided to provide increased focus on value-based education enabling children to develop pride in rich culture and heritage of this nation, effective leadership with character, discipline, sense of national duty and patriotism. In a paradigm shift to the existing pattern of Sainik Schools, the Union Cabinet chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra    Modi in its meeting has approved the proposal for launching- of affiliated Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence. These Schools will 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.

The scheme is aimed at providing Sainik   School pattern of education to larger cross-section of aspiring students all over the nation. Sainik Schools Society has forwarded application forms to all such applicant Schools which have registered themselves up to 15 January 2022.  The application forms are required to be filled up and submitted back to Sainik Schools Society through online mode by 21 January 2022.  So far, 194 Schools registered at https://sainikschool.ncog.gov.in“.

Subsequently, evaluation of Schools will be carried out by School Evaluation Committee at the district level and the report will be submitted to Sainik Schools Society by last week of January 2022. Evaluation Committee will be consisting of the following members:

(a)      District Magistrate/Collector as Chairman

(b)      Principal of NVS/KVS located in same district

(c)      Principal of closest Sainik School

Schools approved by Sainik Schools Society will start following Sainik Schools curriculum and activities w.e.f. next academic year i.e. April 2022 from Class 6th onwards.  Other aspects of School management including training of teachers, implementation of sports, and other extra-curricular activities will be intimated separately to the approved Schools.

‘One School One Sport’ philosophy will also be implemented by the New Sainik Schools in order to focus and excel in at least one Sports discipline identified for that State where the School is situated.

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