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When India became independent, most of the officers in the defense at that time used to come from elite families. To rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the Officer cadre of the India Military, V.K Krishna Menon came up with the idea of Sainik Schools. The idea was to prepare students for Entry in the NDA. In Sainik Schools, deserving students can get high-quality education irrespective of their income or class background. The mission of Sainik schools is to prepare the cadets academically, physically, and mentally to enter the portals of the NDA.

Today there are 33 Sainik schools running and proposed for future covering all the states of the country. But it has always been a topic of discussion that which of these is the best Sainik School school in India.

Why do children take admission in Sainik Schools?  So that they can become officers in Indian Defense Services and serve the country, Right!!. So Here we have ranked the Top 10 Best Sainik schools in India in terms of NDA selections.

*Raksha Mantri Trophy-This trophy is given by the Defense Ministery to the Sainik School that sends the maximum cadets to the NDA in an academic year.

 

Top 10 Best Sainik schools in India in terms of NDA selections list.

 

1.Sainik School Kunjpura, Karnal Haryana

sainik school kunjpura is the best sainik school in india

Total Selections in NDA- More Than 800

Facts About Sainik School Kunjpura

  • School area-276 acre
  • Won Raksha Mantri Trophy- 9 times (1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1990, 1995, 2000,2014 and 2016.)
  • The Sainik school Kunjpura proudly boasts of 25 Generals and equivalent ranks in the Armed Forces.
  • The Motto Of School-सिद्धिम् सन्नद्ध (‘Ready to Accomplish’)
  • Fun Fact: School Building was originally belonged to the last Nawab of Kunjpura, Ibrahim Ali Khan, who had built it in the year 1900 to house the marriage party of his daughter.
  • Official Website 

Proud Alumni of Sainik School Kunjpura

1Sh BHUPINDER SINGH HOODAEx-CM of Haryana
2GEN DEEPAK KAPOOR(Retd)PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC – COAS
3LT GEN (Dr.) DDS SANDHU (Retd)VC KURUKSHETRA UNIVERSITY
4LT COL SANT KUMAR (RAJ RIF)PARTICIPATED in 1980 MOSCOW OLYMPICS in 800/ 1500 M RACE
5Sh PRAHLAD KAKKARDISTINGUISHED ADVERTISING WIZARD
6Sh JITENDER PAL RANAIFS, EMBASSY OF INDIA, KABUL
7Sh R K SINGHIAS
8Sh SS DESWALIPS -IGP, AMBALA RANGE
9Sh PREM KUMAR GERAIAS -GUJARAT STATE CADRE
10AIR MARSHAL (Retd) GS CHAUDHRYPVSM, AVSM, VSM

 

2.Sainik School Ghorakhal, Nainital, Uttarakhand

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Total Selections in NDA-Around 710

Facts about Sainik School Ghorakhal

  • Area-500 Acre
  • Won Raksha Mantri Trophy-8 times
  • The motto of the school- “Buddhirasya Balantasya” (Wisdom brings Strength)
  • Fun Fact-British General in a desperate bid to escape the revolutionaries of Awadh, strayed into this area and his horse while drinking water from nearby pond died, therefore the name Ghora (Horse) Khal (pond).
  • Official Website

Proud Alumni of Sainik School Ghorakhal

1Vice Admiral Harish Chandra Singh BishtPVSM,AVSM,ADC
2 Lt General L K PandeyGOC, Uttar Bharat Area
3Lieutenant General V.K BhatiaFormer DGMO

 

3.Sainik School Kapurthala,Punjab

sainik school kapurthala is a good sainik school

Total selections in NDA-More than 700

Facts about Sainik School Kapurthala

  • Area:246 acre
  • Won Raksha Mantri trophy: 9 times
  • The motto of the school: Knowledge, Humility and Discipline
  • Fun fact: School is  situated in the Kapurthala city of Punjab state, in Jagatjit palace which was formerly the palace of the Maharajah of Kapurthala, Maharajah Jagatjit Singh Bahadur

Proud Alumni of Sainik School Kapurthala

1Lt Gen (Retd) AS SekhonPVSM, AVSM, YSM
2 Air Marshal Anil Chopra,AVSM, VM, VSM
3 Rear Admiral Ajit TewariNM
4Mr N.P. SinghCommissioner of Income Tax
5 Mr Ashok SoodAdditional Director General of Police, H.P.
6 Mr HS MattewalAdvocate General, Punjab (4th time)
7 Mr Vir Pawan BhardwajEx-MLA, Beas
8Col Vikas VohraVir Chakra (in Kargil War)
9Major Ashok SahrawatKirti Chakra (posthumously)
10Lt Kanwarjit SinghVir Chakra (posthumously)

 

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4.Sainik School Tilaiya, Koderma, Jharkhand

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Total Selections in NDA-693

Facts about Sainik School Tilaiya

  • Area-285 acre
  • Raksha Mantri Trophy-2 times(1985,2007)
  • Motto Of School-“Forward Forever”
  • Fun Fact: The Chhotanagpur Plateau and Tilaiya Dam provide an ideal backdrop to Sainik School Tilaiya.
  • Official Website

Proud Alumni Of Sainik School Tilaiya

1Prakash JhaFilm producer, actor, director and screenwriter
2Chandrashekhar Prasad Student leader, former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union
3Manjul SinhaIndian television director.
4Manish TiwariFilm Director
5Dheeraj KumarIAS
6Mahendra KumarIAS
7Neeraj KumarIPS
8Kumar GauravIFS
9Major General S.P. Sinha
10 Lieutenant General Gyan BhushanGOC-in-Chief of Jaipur-based South Western Command

 

5.Sainik School Korukonda, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

(Best Sainik School in South India)

sainik school korukonda is the best sainik school of india

Total Selections in  NDA-More than 600

Facts about Sainik School Korukonda

  • Area-206 acre
  • Motto: “Ever Loyal”
  • Fun Fact: The building which is now Sainik School was originally named Alak Appala Kondayamba Vijayaram Palace. It was built in 1911 by Maharaja Vijayaram Gajapathi Raju as his country residence.
  • Official Website

Proud Alumni Of Sainik School Korukonda

1Lt Gen SurendranathGOC, ARTRAC (Army Training Command), Shimla
2Duvvuri SubbaraoFormer governor, Reserve Bank of India
3Commodore C. Uday Bhaskar,Defense Analyst
4K. Vijaya BhaskarTelugu film director
5Cherukuri Rajkumar alias AzadSpokesperson, Communist Party of India (Maoist)
6Malli Mastan BabuMountaineer and world’s fastest seven summiteers.
7Vice Admiral Murlidhar Sadashiv Pawarpresent Deputy chief of naval staff.

 

6.Sainik School Satara, Maharashtra

sainik school satara is in top sainik schools in india

Total selections in NDA-Around 580

Facts about Sainik School Satara

  • Area:115 acre
  • The motto of School:तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय (“From darkness, lead me to light”)
  • Fun Fact: The school is a proud owner of a MiG-23MF with serial SK420.
  • Official Website

Proud Alumni Of Sainik School Satara

1Mukul S. AnandFilm Director
2Vice Admiral SV BhokareAVSM, VSM, NM
3Sudhir GadgilBJP Leader from Sangli District
4Air Chief Marshal (Retd.) Pradeep Vasant NaikPVSM, VSM
5Lt Gen (Retd.) Rajendra Ramrao NimbhorkarPVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM,SM
6Rakesh RoshanFilm actor and director
7Shri Madan BhosaleEx-MLA, Wai Constituency
8Shri Bhalchandra GanuCommissioner, State Excise Of Maharashtra State
9Shri C G PawarAccountant General
10V G TambeAsst Director(T) DTE Mumbai

 

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7.Sainik School Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

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Total selections in NDA-Around 550

Facts about Sainik School Chittorgarh

  • Area:272 acres
  • The motto of the school: “Dignity and Valour,”
  • Fun fact: It is the only Sainik School in the country, where student Dalbir Singh Suhag went up to Army General i.e. Army Chief.
  • Official website

Proud Alumni of Sainik School Chittorgarh

1General Dalbir Singh Suhag,Former Chief of Indian Army
2 Rtd. Lt.Gen.K.J. SinghGOC in C Western command
3.Harsh Kumar Jain,Indian ambassador to Kazakhstan
4 BHARAT BHUSAN VYASFINANCE SECRETARY(J&K)
5 RAJESH SACHDEVAEX-AMBASSADOR TO CAMBODIA
6NAWANG REGZINTOURISM MINISTER(J&K)
7LT GEN MANDHATA SINGHPVSM,YSM,VSM
8 LT GEN JS DhaliwalPVSM,AVSM VSM
9LT GEN NARENDRA SINGHPVSM,SM,VSM
10LT GEN JP NEHRAPVSM, AVSM

 

8.Sainik School Amaravathinagar, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

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Total Selections in NDA-More than 500

Facts about Sainik School Amaravathinagar

  • Area:240 acres
  • The Motto of the school: “Can do it”
  • Fun fact: The school academic campus has a Harvard/Texan T-6 warbird preserved for display.
  • Official Website

Proud Alumni of Sainik School Amaravathinagar

1Lt Cdr KS BalajiCaptain of the first-ever Indian team that reached the South Pole
2Maj Sreeram KumarAshok Chakra winner
3Air Marshal S. Varthaman Vishisht Seva Medal and Vayu Sena Medal,
4Major General D. RajanCommandant of Services Selection Board in Bangalore
5Air Commodore (red) R. H. KarveAVSM

 

9.Sainik School Sujanpur Tira,HP

Sainik School sujanpur tira is in top 10 best sainik school of india

Total selections in NDA: More than 450

Facts about Sainik School Sujanpur Tira

  • Area: 28 acre
  • Won Raksha Mantri Trophy: 4 times ( 1994, 1998, 2018 and 2019)
  • Motto: “Pursuit of Excellence”
  • Fun Fact: MIG-21 Bison is the center of attraction at Sainik School, Sujanpur Tira.
  • Official website

Proud Alumni of Sainik School Sujanpur Tira

1Maj. Sudhir WaliaAshok Chakra (posthumously)
2Sub (Retd) Shri Rulia RamAshok-Chakra” (Posthumously)
3Captain Sanjeev Singh JamwalVir Chakra.
4Maj Virender DhatwaliaShaurya Chakra
5Lt Cdr Tilak RajNau Sena Medal
6Capt Ekshita RanaFirst girl cadet of school and the youngest officer to pass out from OTA.

 

10.Sainik School Kazhakootam,  Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

SAINIK SCHOOL KAZHAKOOTAM IS THE BEST SAINIK SCHOOL OF INDIA

Total selections in NDA-More than 450

Facts about Sainik School Kazhakootam

  • Area: 225 acre
  • Won Raksha Mantri Trophy: 5 times
  • The Motto of the school: “Gyan, Anushasan, Sahayog” (Knowledge, Discipline, Co-operation)
  • Fun Fact: The school was featured in multiple Malayalam cinema as location. The movies such as F. I. R. (1999) and The Truth (1998) directed by Shaji Kailas had few sequences shot inside the campus.
  • Official Website

Proud Alumni of Sainik School Kazhakootam

1Col. Neelakantan Jayachandran NairAshoka Chakra, Kirti Chakra
2RajeevnathMalayalam film director
3Prithviraj SukumaranSouth Indian film actor and National Film Award winner.
4Indrajith SukumaranMalayalam film actor
5Capt. Radhakrishnan Nair HarshanAshoka Chakra (Posthumous)
6Ajith Kumar VarmaPrincipal Commissioner of Income Taxes, Panaji 
7Lt Gen. Sarath Chand[2Former Vice Chief of Army Staff
8P. C. ThomasEx-Member of Parliament
9Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar PVice Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy
10Madhu WarrierMalayalam film actor and producer

 

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12 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Sainik Schools In India as per NDA Selection | Latest

  • 16 May 2020 at 9:06 am
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    The oldest Sainik School is Sainik School Lucknow which was est to prepare students for NDA. It was brainchild of Dr Sampurnanand the first CM of UP. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru asked him to make it a central institute with direct feed to NDA but the CM refused. Infuriated the PM then ordered other Sainik Schools to be raised( one per state). Thats why UP had 2 sainik schools Ghorakhal and Lucknow.
    The Sainik School Lucknow has been the highest feeder in NDA with more than 1800 entries.
    It is also one of the best infrastructure wise too.

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  • 16 May 2020 at 9:08 am
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    Sainik School Amravatinagar.
    One more important name missed out.

    Lt Gen P M Hafiz GOC-in-C SOUTHERN COMMAND.

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  • 16 May 2020 at 12:21 pm
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    Your collection of data Gives a true perspective and usefulness of these schools. Kudod

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  • 16 May 2020 at 1:34 pm
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    It is submitted for correction of facts that I am ex SAIKAPIAN and have retired as Additional Director Genal of Police and not Inspr.General of Police, as mentioned above.Former rank is naturally higher than the latter one. Thanks &Regards.Ashok Sood, School Roll No. 407.

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    • 16 May 2020 at 7:11 pm
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      We are sorry for posting outdated information . Its updated now.
      Thank you for correcting us.

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  • 16 May 2020 at 4:41 pm
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    Two names from ssgorakhal missing both IAS officers of jk cadre. 1.lqbal khandey chief sec. Jk. 2.khursheed ganai iAS charmanajkPSC.

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  • 16 May 2020 at 5:57 pm
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    Hon,blue. JAGDEEP DHANKAR, GOVERNOR of WEST BENGAL IS FOUNDER STUDENT OF SS, CHITTORGARH

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  • 16 May 2020 at 6:16 pm
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    There is another school which has so far contributed 519 cadets at various academies since 1977. You may add 26 more cadets Who are joining in Jul20 (NDA 22, AFA 03 & INA 01)to this number. Further more, it is based on just 10 acres of land at Aurangabad. Unlike the Sainik Schools, it is run by Maharashtra State Governent.
    It is

    Services Preparatory Institute (SPI) Aurangabad.

    The cadets are called SPIs (pronounced as spies). You will find at least a couple of them in every military station across the three services.

    This is just to bring to notice of netizens.
    More details at http://www.spiaurangabad.com

    Regards

    Amit

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  • 17 May 2020 at 5:04 pm
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    Very informative.Being a student of Sainik
    school Tilaiya 1968-75 batch it gave me immense pleasure to have learn about this.In the aluminium section of SST please add the name of Sri Mrinal Kanti Das also.

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    • 23 March 2021 at 8:00 am
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      Wondering where does my school stands Sainik school Rewa. We won the trophy during our passing out year. Sad not to see SSR name in top ten Sainik schools
      Capt. P. S. Sandhu
      625/Betwa house/1968-75

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  • 6 September 2020 at 5:16 am
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    What about Sainik School Nalanda.
    Most of year from all sainik school Nalanda tops in NDA selection. It also gives best 10 th and 12 th result😡
    Why it’s name is not there

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