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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 09 years.[1] [2] [3]

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 objectives of the scheme are:

1. To remove regional imbalance in the officers cader of the Defence Forces. 2. To develop qualities of body, mind and character which will enable the young boys of today to become good and useful citizens of tomorrow. 3. To bring public school education within the reach of the common man. 4. To prepare those who fail to make the grade for the NDA for responsible positions in various other walks of life.


Sainik School Kapurthala, is a school 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 normally held in first Sunday of January everyyear. Approximately 2000 students participate in the entrance exam. The selected students are then called up for interview and a medical check up in Feb-Mar. The final list of students is declared by the end of Mar which comprises about 80-120 students.

Eligibility 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.

Age For Class VI, the candidate should be more than ten (10) years and less than eleven (11) years of age on First of July of the year of admission. For Class IX, the candidate should be more than thirteen (13) years and less than fourteen (14) years of age on First of July of the year of admission.

Reservation 67% of the seats are reserved for domiciles of Punjab. Short-fall if any, and remaining seats will be thrown open to boys from other States/Union Territories. The distribution of the seats available is as under:-

Defence personnel and Ex-servicemen: 25%

Scheduled Caste: 15% Scheduled Tribes: 7.5%


The School has the distinction of have 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)


There are 12 houses named after great personalities of India:

  • Subhash
  • Lajpat
  • Motilal
  • Chittranjan
  • Tagore
  • Sarojini
  • Tilak
  • Bhagat
  • Patel
  • Azad
  • Nalwa
  • Ranjit

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.sainikschoolkapurthala.com Official website
  2. ^ sskapurthala.com
  3. ^ http://www.saikapiansabroad.com Home of Saikapians (Old students of Sainik School Kapurthala) living abroad

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41 news items

Chandigarh Tribune
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:41:15 -0700

OURS is a secular country. As we approach another Independence Day, I recollect my first lesson in secularism that I got when I was at the boarding in Sainik School Kapurthala in the early 1960s. We were in class VI and, as was the normal practice with ...
Business Standard
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.

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 08:45:00 -0700

The Punjab and Haryana high court has directed Sainik School, Kapurthala, to constitute a high-power medical board of specialists to look into the allegations of bias in admission to Class 6. The order is based on the petition of two students whom the ...
Kashmir Times
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 02:56:15 -0700

However their Basketball team bulldozed Sainik School Kapurthala by 82-48. The morning matches of 10 June 2015 went mostly in favour of Sainik School Kunjpura as they won Hockey 2-0 and Sub-junior Football 2-0 against Sainik School Sujanpur Tira ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:48:45 -0700

Amritpal Singh (17) and Harkirat Singh (17), who hold the positions of captain and adjutant at Sainik School, Kapurthala, say: “We have already been selected by the National Defence Academy and aspire to join the Indian Air Force. In the coming months ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 15:11:17 -0700

He had taught us at Sainik School, Kapurthala, when we were only 10-year-olds. The bonding was such that we used to meet him often,” said Colonel Ravinder Singh. Another student, Parvinder Takkar, said that Shiv Singh was out of the world. “He never ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:33:45 -0700

Taught arts at Sainik School, Kapurthala, from 1963 to 1968. German government offered him a scholarship in advanced studies and research in art for three years in 1968. Joined Home Science College, Chandigarh, in 1971. Got married to Gisela in 1972.
Hindustan Times
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:38:32 -0700

Manpreet further stated that the Sainik School, Kapurthala used to be granted one crore every year, but during the fiscal year (2013-14, 2014-15), the grant has been reduced to zero. This prestigious school has been serving the nation since 1961 when ...

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