194 schools have applied to get affiliated to Sainik School Society: Defence Ministry

Schools approved by the Sainik School Society will start following Sainik Schools’ curriculum and activities from the next academic year (April 2022) onwards.

194 schools have applied to get affiliated to Sainik School Society: Defence Ministry 194 schools apply for affiliation to Sainik School Society (Representational Image: Shutterstock)
Press Trust of India | Jan 21, 2022 - 9:08 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: A total of 194 schools have applied to get affiliated to the Sainik School Society, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday. The Union Cabinet had in October last year approved a proposal of setting up 100 affiliated Sainik Schools under the Sainik School Society in partnership with states, NGOs or private entities.

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"These affiliated schools will function as an exclusive vertical which will be distinct and different from the existing Sainik Schools of the MoD (Ministry of Defence)," an official statement said. The aim of this initiative is to provide Sainik School pattern of education to a larger cross section of aspiring students all over the country, it said.

"Sainik School Society has forwarded application forms to all such applicant schools which have registered themselves up to January 15," MoD statement said. So far, 194 schools have registered themselves for this initiative, it said.

Once schools submit their application forms, their evaluation will be carried out by a School Evaluation Committee at the district level and the report will be submitted to the Sainik School Society by last week of January, the MoD noted. Schools approved by the Sainik School Society will start following Sainik Schools’ curriculum and activities from the next academic year (April 2022) onwards, it stated. This curriculum would be for students of Class 6 and above, it added.

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“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," the statement said. The MoD said '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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