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Sainik School Kapurthala is one of 24 Sainik Schools across India. The school was inaugurated in July 1961 by the then Defence Minister V.K.Krishna Menon, with the objective of preparing boys for entry into National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla. Its motto is "Knowledge, Humility and Discipline". It is a fully residential school for boys only, providing public school education. It has produced more than 1150 officers for the Indian armed forces through National Defence Academy. It is the only school among the twenty Sainik Schools which has held the Defence Minister’s trophy continuously for nine years.  
It is situated in the Kapurthala city of Punjab state, in Jagatjit palace which was formerly the palace of the Maharajah of princely state of Kapurthala, HRH Maharajah Jagatjit Singh Bahadur. Jagatjit palace (location: 31.374 N, 75.392 E) was completed in 1908.
The scheme to establish Sainik Schools was introduced in 1961 with the primary aim of preparing boys academically, physically and mentally for entry into the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla.
The school is for students of 6 to 12 grade. It is a boys only school but daughters of the staff of the school can be admitted. The admission to the school is to grade 6 and 9 only.
The admission process is through an entrance exam held on the first Sunday of January. Approximately 2000 students participate in the entrance exam. The selected students are then called up for interview and a medical check up in February-March. The final list of students is declared by the end of March which comprises about 80-120 students.
The admission is open to boys for Class VI and Class IX only. At the time of admission, the candidate should have passed Class V for entry into Class VI and Class VIII for entry into Class IX.
For Class VI, the candidate should be more than ten years and less than eleven years of age on First of July of the year of admission. For Class IX, the candidate should be more than thirteen years and less than fourteen years of age on the first of July of the year of admission.
67% of the seats are reserved for domiciles of the Punjab. Short-fall and remaining seats are thrown open to boys from other States/Union Territories. The distribution of the seats available is:
- Defence personnel and Ex-servicemen: 25%
- Scheduled Caste: 15%
- Scheduled Tribes: 7.5%
The school has four serving National Awardees.
- Mr GS Dhaliwal, Master English
- Mr SK Gautam, Master English
- Mr MS Bajwa, Asstt Master Mathematics
- Mr Mriginder Singh, Asstt Master English (First ICT National awardee for any school under Ministry of Defence)
The 12 houses are named after personalities of India:
|Schools in Punjab (India)
- Planet E School, Khanna
- Green Grove Public School, Khanna
- BGS Public School, Barnala
- BBMB DAV Public School,Nangal
- Bhagwan Mahaveer Public School (BMPS) Banga
- Bright Sparks School India
- BSF School Jalandhar Cantt
- Delhi Public School, Bathinda
- Dhilwan International Public School
- General Gurnam Singh Public School,Sangrur
- Guru Nanak Public Senior Secondary School, Mullanpur, Ludhiana
- Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Malout
- International Fateh Academy, Jandiala Guru, Amritsar
- Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Jalandhar Cantonment
- Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Halwara
- La Foundation School, Sangrur
- Mehta Gurukul Senior Secondary School, Doraha,Ludhiana
- Msdk convent,Faqarsar
- Our Lady of Fatima Convent High School, Patiala
- Pathankot Public School
- St. Stephen's School, Chandigarh
- Sainik School Kapurthala
- St. John's High School, Chandigarh
- St. Kabir Public School, Chandigarh
- St. Xavier's Senior Secondary School, Bathinda
- Swami Roop Chand Jain Sr. Sec. public School, Jagraon
- Woodstock Public School, Batala
- Yadavindra Public School, Patiala
- Yadavindra Public School, Mohali
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 12:52:03 -0700
Principal, Sainik School, Kapurthala, Group Captain Shakti Sharma (the first woman principal of a Sainik School ) as well as vice-principal Lieutenant Colonel Smita Mishra informed students about the importance of the armed forces and the way they ...
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:15:00 -0800
... General Officer Commanding, Vajra Corps, followed by a large number of senior officers and Subedar Majors of the units. The event was attended by a large number of servicemen. As many as 250 NCC cadets and 20 students of Sainik School, Kapurthala ...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:26:15 -0700
He said that series of events have been planned to make the event informative like showing a short movie on the training and infrastructure of National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla and Sainik school Kapurthala will be screened in the school auditorium.
Times of India
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 20:40:22 -0700
Justice G S Sandhawalia passed these orders recently while dismissing a petition filed by Paramveer Chawla, who had applied for admission in Sainik School, Kapurthala, for 2015-16 academic session. The petitioner had qualified the written examination ...
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:05:36 -0800
I remember I used to get a princely pocket money of Rs 30 per month when I was in Sainik School Kapurthala, 55 years ago. We, the cadets, were not allowed to keep this money with us for fear of losing it and so it was deposited with the housemasters ...
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 11:50:16 -0800
Appreciating the achievements of the school, Prof Solanki said Sainik School, Kapurthala, had a glorious past with a commendable record of producing more than 750 distinguished officers for the armed forces. He said its alumni had risen to senior ranks ...
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:31:15 -0700
Nearly 1500 ex-servicemen from PESCO, 1000 girl NCC cadets, 200 students from the Sainik School Kapurthala, 350 trainees from C-PYTE besides the officers from the top brass of the Armed Forces and decorated Army personnel have already confirmed ...
NBC Bay Area
NBC Bay Area
Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:16:09 -0700
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a joint press conference with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at Government Buildings, Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. News that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to hobnob with ...
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