Defence Ministry Scholarship of up to Rs. 40,000 For Sainik School Students 

New Delhi, 14 October, 2021: On Wednesday, the defense ministry announced its plans to offer fee assistance to Class 6 students of the 100 schools that are to be affiliated with the Sainik School Society under a new scheme. Initially, a maximum of 50 students will be given fee support of up to Rs. 40,000 per annum under this scholarship.

Defense Ministry Scholarships – Benefits

As per the officials :

  • This year, scholarships will be provided to students enrolled for admission in Class 6. In the following years, the defense ministry plans to provide scholarships to students of further classes up till Class 12.     
  • Under this scheme, a scholarship of 50% of the fee subject will be provided. 
  • This fee waiver is subject to a maximum of Rs. 40,000 per annum. 
  • It will be provided to 50% of a class strength (with a maximum of 50 students kept as upper limit). 
  • The ministry plans to provide this scholarship to students of Class 6 to Class 12 on a merit-cum-means basis.

100 Schools To Be Affiliated With Sainik School Society – Details

The Union Cabinet confirmed the affiliation of 100 government and private schools with the Sainik School Society (under the Ministry of Defense). The integration of the Sainik Schools education system with a regular board along with the curriculum is expected to help the students in inculcating academic and intellectual acumen, and becoming physically fit and culturally-rich. 

Criteria For Affiliation With Sainik School Society

The Sainik School Society aims to provide affiliation to interested private and government schools based on certain criteria related to the academic system and infrastructure.

  • Each of the 100 schools will be put under an existing Sainik school in each of the states. Currently, 33 Sainik Schools are operating across the country.
  • One retired armed forces officer will be associated with the school management of each school. Also, ex-servicemen will be associated for the conduct of drills and various games.
  • The schools will have uniformity in their names.
  • The schools should have adequate infrastructure in terms of land, buildings and sports facilities.
  • Boarding facility for the students is not mandatory but they are expected to follow a routine of 10 hours per day for engaging the students in various academic and extracurricular activities.
  • The schools should follow a standard common uniform which will be prescribed by the Sainik School Society.

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