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India Schools : Sainik School, Nainital

Sainik School, Ghorakhal is a residential school providing public school education. It was established on 21st March 1966. The School was established in Ghorakhal Estate of the Nawab of Rampur near Bhowali in Nainital District.

School Overview

School Campus

The school is situated at an altitude of about 6,000 feet above mean sea level amidst idyllic surroundings of the Kumaon Hills. It has a salubrious climate which is quite conducive to studies as well as games, sports and other co-curricular activities. This school is exclusively meant for boys between the age group of 10 to 11 years.



Boys are admitted to Class Six only from the age of ten to eleven. An All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination is held annually on a tentative date (preferably the last Sunday of February). There is a 25% quota for defence candidates. 15% and 7.5% respectively to SC and ST candidates. The rest of the boys come from General category.

School Academics


The State Government awards scholarships on merit- cum-means basis. In the case of those getting full scholarship, fees in full, together with clothing and money are paid by the Government. Those getting part scholarships have to pay the balance themselves. The following types of scholarship schemes are in operation on means-cum-merit basis: a. Defence Scholarships. b. State Scholarships according to the parentís income


Hockey, cricket, athletics, football, table tennis, basketball and volleyball are the principal games. Cross country and boxing are the other main attractions.

Extra Curricular Activities

There are a number of clubs for the students. A Radio Club, Photography Club, English and Hindi Debating Club and a Gardening Club to enrich the life of the school.

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