Defence Ministry approves 21 new Sainik Schools

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the setting up of 21 new Sainik Schools in partnership with NGOs/private schools/State Governments.

These schools will be set up in 21 states/Union Territories under the Government’s initiative of setting up 100 new Sainik schools across the country in partnership mode. They will be distinct from the existing Sainik Schools.

In November last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the scheme to initiate the setting up of 100 new Sainik Schools across the country to provide quality education to the students in tune with National Education Policy and give them better career opportunities, including joining the Armed Forces.

State/UT-wise list of 21 approved new Sainik Schools and details pertaining to the modalities of operation of these schools can be seen at

Out of these schools, 17 are Brownfield running schools and four are Greenfield schools to be operational shortly.

While NGOs/ Trusts /Societies have a share of 12 approved new schools, six private schools, and three State Government-owned schools find a place in the list of such approved new Sainik Schools.

Unlike existing Sainik Schools which are purely residential in nature, seven new Sainik Schools are day schools and 14 such new approved schools have residential arrangements.

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.

In addition to their regular affiliated board curriculum, they will also impart education of Academic PLUS curriculum to the students of Sainik school pattern. (Press Release)

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