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India Schools : Sainik School, Purulia

Sainik School, Purulia is a residential school for boys imparting public school education with a military base. This school is eighth in the series of Sainik Schools in different parts of the country. It was founded on 29th January 1962.

School Overview

School Campus

The School Campus has a magnificent structure comprising of the main teaching block, well equipped laboratories, a library, reading room, and an arts and crafts room. Adjacent to the block, there is an auditorium where the assembly and co-curricular activities are conducted.


The boys take an active part in the administration of their houses. Each house has a House Captain, Vice-Captain and Prefects who are responsible for maintaining discipline and orderliness within the House. The school captain appointed, is the senior most student. All boys dine together. Boys as members of the mess committee every month work out weekly menus and discuss other suggestions for mess improvements. The health of the boys is regularly attended to by a qualified doctor assisted by a pharmacist.


The school caters for classes from VI to XII under the 10+2 scheme and is affiliated to Central Board Of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The school is also a member of IPSC. The medium of instruction is English with Bengali and Hindi as compulsory subjects up to Class VIII. Other main subjects taught up to Class X are English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, History and Civics, Economics, Geography, SUPW, and Physical Education. The school prepares boys for UPSC Examination for admission to the NDA and Indian Naval Academy during Class XII.

The school caters for the Science stream only and the subjects taught are English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Bengali/ Hindi may be offered as an additional subject. The All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII) is conducted by the CBSE, New Delhi.

School Academics


The school provides adequate facilities for various games like cricket, lawn tennis, football, handball, table-tennis, boxing obstacles and cross country runs, for toughening the boys to be able to face various situations. Athletic activities and regular P.T. form an integral part of their training programme.


The internal examination system consists of four monthly tests, two term tests followed by the annual examination at the end of the session. Those boys who do not show satisfactory progress are warned at the end of each term and their parents/ guardians are also informed. The minimum marks required for class promotion are 40% in each subject and 50% in the aggregate. If a student fails, he is withdrawn from the school.

Extra Curricular Activities

The school provides ample scope for the development of the boys’ creative faculties and skills in arts & crafts. What deserves a special mention is the scope for hobbies like debates, dramatics, stamp collection, gardening, and ship modelling.

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