Sainik School Satara
Coordinates17°41′34″N 74°01′09″E / 17.69278°N 74.01917°E / 17.69278; 74.01917Coordinates: 17°41′34″N 74°01′09″E / 17.69278°N 74.01917°E / 17.69278; 74.01917
TypePublic, Boarding
Established23 June 1961
Grades6th to 12th
Campus size115-acre (0.47 km2)
WebsiteOfficial Website

Sainik School Satara is one of the 33 Sainik Schools of India. It is a purely residential school for boys. The medium of instruction is English. Established by Government of India on 23 June 1961 at Satara. It is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education and is a member of Indian Public Schools Conference (IPSC).It also has Primary Sainik School Satara attached to it.

Satara has the distinction of being the first of many such Sainik Schools in India. The school prepares boys for entry into the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune and other military academies as well as for other walks of life.


Sainik School, Satara was founded on 23 Jun 1961 during the tenure of Shri Yashwantrao Chavan, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra State. It was inaugurated by the Defence Minister of India, Shri V K Krishna Menon with the aim of preparing boys academically, mentally and physically for entry into the National Defence Academy and other Defence Academies, who hail from financially weaker sections of the society and thereby removing the regional imbalance for such entries in the Armed Forces.


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 defense service officer as its Chairman.

The Flag Officer Maharashtra Area, Indian Navy, is Chairman of Local Board of Administration of the school.


Sainik School Satara is located in the city of Satara on the Pune-Bangalore Highway.


The school has well equipped class rooms, laboratories, Art Gallery, Play Ground, Auditorium, Infirmary, Library and Visitor's lounge.[2][3]


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.[4]

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 Satara. The School has an Independent Company of Junior and Senior Division N.C.C. as integral part. N.C.C. unit of school comprises all the three wings of defence services i.e. the Army, Navy and Air Force.[5]


Sainik School Satara has produced numerous stalwarts in various fields like bureaucrats, doctors, engineers, journalists, entrepreneurs, business leaders along with numerous military leaders. The ex-students of Sainik School Satara are also known as AJINKYANS. This is because of the famous fort of Ajinkyatara in the City of Satara. The school annual magazine published every year is also titled as AJINKYATARA.[6][7][8]



  1. ^ "Sainik Schools Society".
  2. ^ "Santosh Mahadik was best boxer of Satara Sainik School". 18 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2016-03-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Kargil martyr's classmates renovate cadets' mess in alma mater". 29 August 2015.
  5. ^ "IAF men flying high in memory of the country's martyrs".
  6. ^ ":: Sainik School Satara ::".
  7. ^ "21 students of Satara Sainik School clear NDA entrance test - Indian Express".
  8. ^ "Gallantry awards for 4 from Satara Sainik School - Times of India".