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Defense Ministry Scholarship For 50 Students In Each Class In 100 Schools To Be Affiliated With Sainik School Society News

News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi

Published by: Gaurav Pandey
Updated Wed, 13 Oct 2021 10:39 PM IST

Summary

Of the 100 schools set to be affiliated to the Sainik Schools Society, the Defense Ministry will provide scholarships to a maximum of 50 children of each class.

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Under a new scheme, 50 students of each class will be given scholarships by the Ministry of Defense in 100 schools to be affiliated to Sainik Schools Society. Officials said on Wednesday that under this, the ministry will provide an assistance of Rs 40,000 per year in fees to a maximum of 100 students of class 6 (in the initial phase) in 100 such schools.

Officials said that the academic session in the new schools will start with admission in class 6. Therefore, in the first year, this scholarship will be issued to the students of class VI, which will be gradually extended to class 12th later. He said that in the initial phase, this scholarship would cost a maximum of Rs 20 lakh per class in every school every year.

How much will this scholarship cost
In view of this, there will be a grant of Rs 20 crore and Rs 40 crore for 100 schools during the first and second year respectively. The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the affiliation of 100 schools in the government and private sectors with the Sainik Schools Society under the Ministry of Defence. New admission for class VI in all these schools will be started from the academic year 2022-23.

Officials said that the Sainik School Society will ask these schools to keep reasonable fees. All of these 100 schools will be placed under an existing Sainik School in each state. At present there are 33 Sainik Schools across the country. A retired Armed Forces officer will be attached to the management of each school. Similarly, ex-servicemen will be attached for practice and conduct of various sports.

There will be uniformity in the names of all the schools
There will be uniformity in the names of all the schools and they should have adequate infrastructure in terms of land, building and sports facilities. Officials said it is not mandatory for students to have boarding facilities, but schools are expected to follow a 10-hour daily routine to engage students in various academic and extra-curricular activities.

The Union Cabinet has approved these 100 schools as per the syllabus of National Policy on Education, NEP 2020. These schools will be set up in both the private and government sectors. The load has increased here since the Sainik Schools were allowed to admit girls. In view of this, the Union Cabinet has taken this decision to meet the needs of Sainik Schools.

Expansion

Under a new scheme, 50 students of each class will be given scholarship by the Ministry of Defense in 100 schools to be affiliated to Sainik Schools Society. Officials said on Wednesday that under this, the ministry will provide an assistance of Rs 40,000 per year in fees to a maximum of 100 students of class six (in the initial phase) in 100 such schools.

Officials said that the academic session in the new schools will start with admission in class 6. Therefore, in the first year, this scholarship will be issued to the students of class VI, which will be gradually extended to class 12th later. He said that in the initial phase, this scholarship would cost a maximum of Rs 20 lakh per class in every school every year.

How much will this scholarship cost

In view of this, there will be a grant of Rs 20 crore and Rs 40 crore for 100 schools during the first and second year respectively. The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the affiliation of 100 schools in the government and private sectors with the Sainik Schools Society under the Ministry of Defence. New admission for class VI in all these schools will be started from the academic year 2022-23.

Officials said that the Sainik School Society will ask these schools to keep reasonable fees. All of these 100 schools will be placed under an existing Sainik School in each state. At present there are 33 Sainik Schools across the country. A retired Armed Forces officer will be attached to the management of each school. Similarly, ex-servicemen will be attached for practice and conduct of various sports.

There will be uniformity in the names of all the schools

There will be uniformity in the names of all the schools and they should have adequate infrastructure in terms of land, building and sports facilities. Officials said it is not mandatory for students to have boarding facilities, but schools are expected to follow a 10-hour daily routine to engage students in various academic and extra-curricular activities.

The Union Cabinet has approved these 100 schools as per the syllabus of National Policy on Education, NEP 2020. These schools will be set up in both the private and government sectors. The load has increased here since the Sainik Schools allowed girls to be admitted. In view of this, the Union Cabinet has taken this decision to meet the needs of Sainik Schools.

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