India Schools : Belgaum Military School
The school was established on 30th December 1945. It was then called "King George VI Royal Indian Military College". This was the fourth such institution set up in the country. The other three were at Jhelum, Jullunder and Ajmer.
Admission to the school was restricted to the sons of JCO’s of the Army and their equivalent ranks in the Navy and Air Force. The boys were prepared for the Army Special Certificate of Education Examination. The instructional staff was drawn exclusively from the Army Education Corps. On Republic Day 1950, the school was renamed "King George’s Military College".
In July 1952, the school was reorganised along the lines of a Residential Public School. Admissions were thrown open to the sons of Service Officers as well as civilians. The boys switched over to the Senior Cambridge Certificate Examination and the condition that all boys join the services was lifted. The school was simultaneously renamed "King George’s School".
On 01 February 1966, the school along with its sister institution at Chail, Ajmer, Bangalore & Dholpur was renamed "Military School".
The Military School prepares boys academically for the Secondary School Examination and Senior School Certificate Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
Fees are payable for ten months in a year.
Boys between the age of 10-12 years are eligible for admission and are usually taken into class VI. 67% of the seats are reserved for the ‘Entitled Category’ i.e. the sons of serving and Ex- service JCO’s, NCO’s and OR’s of the Army and their equivalent ranks in the Navy and Air Force. Admissions are made on the basis of written and oral tests conducted by a Board of officers in February of each year at various centres all over India. A merit list based on the above tests are compiled at Military Training Directorate, Army Headquarters, which then select and allot boys to the five Military Schools depending on the number of vacancies available in each school.
The remaining 33% of seats are filled from the ‘Non-entitled Category’ i.e. the sons of Service Officers and Civilians (20% vacancies have been reserved for sons of Officers and 13% for sons of civilians) The non entitled category of admissions is done by the Principal on the basis of an entrance test conducted prior to the commencement of each academic year, for all boys who were registered for admission.
First Term 01 July to 14 December
Winter Break 15 December to 13 January
Second Term 14 January to 30 April
Summer Vacation 01 May to 30 June
Examinations conducted during each academic year are:-
- First Periodical Test - August
- Second Periodical Test - October
- Terminal Examination - December
Football, hockey, boxing, P.T., table tennis, cross country race, cricket, swimming, basket-ball, chess, volleyball.
Extra Curricular Activities
All activities and competitions are on an Inter House basis. The following competitions are held during each academic year:
- English Debate
- English Plays
- English Extempore Speeches
- Hindi Plays
- Hindi Debate
- Essay Writing in English & Hindi
- Hindi Extempore speeches