» Brief History
Sainik school Scheme was launched in 1961 for providing a career in the Armed Forces to the wards of a common man.
Sainik Schools are residential Schools for boys imparting quality education with military bias. These are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The Schools are All India Schools with common curriculum, system of selections and examinations.The aim of Sainik Schools is to prepare boys academically, physically and mentally for entry into the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla (Pune) and other walks of life.
The other objectives are :-
- To remove regional imbalance in the Officer Cadre of the Defence Services.
- To develop qualities of body, mind and character which will enable the young boys of today to become good and useful citizens of tomorrow.
- To bring the School Education within the reach of the common man.
- Good conduct, sound character, team spirit, dedication to purpose, a patriotic outlook and desire to serve the country with efficiency are the qualities sought to be promoted by these Schools.
Sainik School, Bijapur was 13th School to be set-up in the chain of 25 Sainik Schools existing today in the country. The foundation stone was laid by late Smt. Indira Gandhi. The School started on 16 September 1963 in Vijaya College Campus, Vijayapur erstwhile Bijapur. The present campus was inaugurated by the then Vice President of India late Dr. Zakir Hussain on 17 December 1966.
This School is located in the historical city of Vijayapur famous for its Gol Gumbaz and other ancient monuments. Vijayapur is on the Solapur-Hubli Section of South Western Railway. It is also connected by road with BELGAUM and is 100 kms. from SOLAPUR on National Highway No. 4(13). The town is fast developing into an important tourist centre.