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Sainik School Nagrota
TypePublic, Boarding
Grades6th to 12th
Campus size108-acre (0.44 km2)
WebsiteOfficial Website

Sainik School Nagrota (Jammu) is one of the 33 Sainik Schools of India. It is a residential school. The medium of instruction is English. Established by Government of India on 22 August 1970 at Nagrota and is under Ministry of Defence. It is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education and is a member of Indian Public Schools Conference (IPSC).

The school prepares boys for entry into the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune and for other walks of life.


The administration of Sainik School is vested in an autonomous body known as Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence, India. Sainik Schools Society is headed by the Board of Governors under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri (Union Minister of Defense).[1] The Chief Ministers/Education Ministers of the states where the Sainik Schools are located, are members of the Board of Governors. There is a Local Board of Administration for each school with a senior defence service officer as its Chairman.

The General Officer Commanding of 57 Mountain Division is the Chairman of Local Board of Administration of the school.


Sainik School Nagrota is located in Nagrota town on the banks of river Tawi on National Highway (NH1). The school is at a distance of 18 km from the Jammu railway station.

Chinar Primary School

The school runs a primary school called Chinar Primary School. Chinar Primary school is not boarding school. It is a day school for the civilians mainly from nagrota and Sainik school staff's wards till class 5th.


The school has well equipped class rooms, laboratories, Art Gallery, Play Grounds, Auditorium, Infirmary, Library, Visitor's room, CCTVs, Speedbreakers, Open Gym, Tailor and Barber shop, Wet and CSD Canteen, Mini stadium, etc

Smart class system in every class

Obstacle bars ground

Hand ball, volleyball, football, hockey Grounds and basketball,badminton, tennis courts.


The school has a central mess which caters food to all cadets in one sitting. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is available. It is managed by a Mess manager.

Cadet Dormitories

The school is fully residential. All cadets are accommodated in Dormitories (known as Houses) under direct supervision of Housemasters who act as their guides and guardians. The housemasters are assisted in their job by Matron/Hostel Superintendents who take care of cadets' personal hygiene and comforts.


Admissions are given in Class VI, Class IX and Class XI. Admission for classes VI and IX is carried out on the basis of an entrance exam usually held in January.


N.C.C. is an integral part of students' life in Sainik School Nagrota. The School has an Independent Company of Junior and Senior Division of N.C.C.

Cadets join NCC through Navy and Army wing.

Cadets attend various camps like Basic leadership camp, Republic day camp, ATC, CATC, PRE-RDC, EBSB etc at various places near and far the campus during their academic tenure of 7 years at SSN.

There is a CAMPING GROUND OF NCC located 50 steps far the campus main gate.


Sainik School Nagrota has produced numerous stalwarts in various fields like bureaucrats, doctors, engineers, journalists, entrepreneurs, business leaders along with numerous military leaders.<ref>Sainik school felicitates meritorious alumni students