Sainik Schools are residential schools established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society governed by Ministry of Defence with a military bias.
These schools are affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education and have a common curriculum, system of selection and examination.
They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India
Today there are over 24 such schools covering all the states of the country. Admissions in Sainik School are meant for boys & girls both.