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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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Business Standard
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:32:49 -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.

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Zee News
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 08:41:15 -0800

NCC Band from Birla Balika Vidyapeeth Pilani, Sainik School Kapurthala and North Eastern Region directorate performed a fine band display playing melodious martial tunes. Their enchanting tunes coupled with lithe movements earned big applause from ...
Times of India
Sat, 24 May 2014 13:15:00 -0700

KAPURTHALA: Despite tall claims of ushering in all-round development in Punjab, the SAD-BJP government has not released the scholarship money meant for the state domicile students of Sainik School, Kapurthala besides scaling down the grant-in-aid for ...
Business Standard
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:54:07 -0700

The Major General also lauded the efforts of Sainik School Kapurthala's authorities for organising the camp to inspire the students belonging to rural and urban belts for a career in forces. School Principal Colonel Sudhanshu Arya gave a presentation, ...
Times of India
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:41:15 -0800

CHANDIGARH: A book on the artwork of painter Shiv Singh will be released by Anton Reinfelder, managing director of Groz-Beckert Asia Pvt Ltd at Alliance francaise Le Corbusier de Chandigarh on Friday. The release will be accompanied by a slide ...
Hindustan Times
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:24:47 -0800

During our journey to the academy, a distance of 5 km, he introduced himself as Kanwaljeet Singh Chahal, an alumnus of Sainik School Kapurthala and a resident of a village in Nurpur Bedi, who would soon be my colleague, teaching physics there. Our ...
Hindustan Times
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:01:31 -0700

To create awareness regarding the examination for admission to Classes 6 and 9, a meeting by the principal of Sainik School Kapurthala during one of the monthly meetings of DEOs in Chandigarh will be organised so that a presentation with regard to the ...

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Hindustan Times
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:21:57 -0800

It is with this objective in view that the Nature Conservation Society (NCS) headed by former Punjab chief wildlife warden Gurmit Singh organised a sensitisation programme for children of Sainik School, Kapurthala, and International Fateh Academy ...

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