Girls Sainik School, India’s first, opens in Vrindavan. Admission process explained

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dedicated the first Sainik school for girls at Vrindavan. Along with a CBSE curriculum, military training will also be provided to students. The Sainik school will have 120 seats. The admission will be based on a written test and the qualified candidates will need to attend e-counselling.

The Samvid Gurukulam Girls Sainik School in , is located in the Vatsalya Gram Parisar. A long with a CBSE curriculum, military training will also be provided to students.

Rajnath Singh had, in 2019, approved admission of girl children to Sainik schools in a phased manner. The decision was taken following the success of the pilot project started by the Ministry of Defence in Sainik School Chhingchhip in Mizoram.

According to the Defence Ministry, the first all-girls sainik school has been inaugurated under the initiative of establishing 100 new sainik schools in partnership with NGOs/private/state government schools in all states/Union territories.

“Samvid Gurukulam Girls Sainik School is a beacon of light for girls who aspire to join the Armed Forces and serve the motherland. Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government has given women their rightful place in the Armed Forces, which was neglected for years,” the defence minister said on the occasion.

The objectives behind the vision of setting up of 100 new sainik schools are to provide quality education to the students in tune with the National Education Policy 2020 and give them better career opportunities, including joining the armed forces, the statement said.

What we know about the admission process

The Sainik school will have 120 seats. A written exam will be held on January 21 and selected candidates will need to attend e-counselling before a merit list is issued. Girls will be admitted in three batches.

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