In line with its announcement of 100 Saninik schools in the budget this year and NEP 2020, Government of India has decided to affiliate 100 schools under SainikSchools Society, Ministry of Defence. In the first phase, 100 affiliate partners are proposed to be drawn from States/NGOs/Private partners. These Schools function as an exclusive vertical which will be distinct and different from existing SainikSchools of MoD.
The decision was taken at the Union Cabinet meeting on October 12 chaired Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which the proposal for launching of affiliated Sainik Schools under Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence was approved. The scheme will leverage Public/private partnership in 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 such 100 affiliated Schools. At present the existing 33 SainikSchools have admission capacity of approximately 3,000 students in class VI.
The logic is to provide NEP-mandated increasing 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. Sainik Schools have not only brought good quality value based education within reach of the aspiring parents and children but also have created glorious history of students from humble background reaching highest echelons in the Military Leadership, Administrative Services, Judicial Services and other walks of life such as science, technology and entrepreneurs. Because of these factors there has been ever growing demand for opening of more new Sainik Schools.
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 URL https://sainikschool.ncog.gov.in where salient features and qualifying criteria of the scheme; responsibilities of stake holders, i.e. Ministry of Defence and School Management are listed.
It is believed that integration of the Sainik Schools education system with regular board plus curriculum is expected to create academically strong, physically fit, culturally aware, intellectually adept, skillful youth and well-rounded citizens. The students from these Schools are envisioned to be equipped with necessary life skills which will make them shine in their chosen fields. Thus, the proposal aims to create a confident, highly skilled, multi-dimensional, patriotic youth community with leadership qualities focused on providing top most priority to the nationalistic objectives