Three new Sainik Schools will be set up in Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, announced the Ministry of Defence (MoD), on March 26.
To be opened in partnership with the non-government organisation (NGO) or private school or state governments, the schools are among 21 new Sainik Schools that are approved by the MoD in the first phase of its initiative to open 100 such schools across the country.
While Assam will have its in Cachar, the ones in Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland will be set up in Tawang and Dimapur, respectively. The ministry also said that the academic session for the approved New Sainik Schools is likely to commence in the first week of May 2022. Indicative timelines can be seen at the web portal https:/sainikschool.ncog.gov.in.
According to a Defence official, the one in Assam will be a joint venture of MoD and the directorate of secondary education, (DSE) Assam. “The ones in Tawang and Nagaland will be set up in partnership with Tawang Public School and Living Stone Foundation International, respectively,” he said.
“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,” a statement issued by MoD, said, adding that provide quality education to the students in tune with National Education Policy (NEP) and give them better career opportunities, including joining the Armed Forces.
The statement further informed that details about the modalities of operation of these schools are available at www.sainikschool.ncog.gov.in and willing students and parents are invited to visit the web portal and take advantage of this novel opportunity.