OdishaPlus Bureau

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Sainik School education is within reach of the common man today says school Principal S Dominic Rayan. Thanking Odisha Government for its decision to revise scholarship scheme for Odia students studying in Sainik School Bhubaneswar, School Capt. Rayan said the initiative has revived one of the main objectives of bringing public school education within the reach of a common man.

Informing media persons that Ministry of Defence has recommended implementation of a uniform scholarship scheme, Rayan said now General, SC and ST categories students whose parents’ annual income is up to Rs 3 lakh, would get financial assistance up to Rs 95,000 per annum from the state government and Ministry of Defence. In fact, Odisha is the first state to implement this uniform scholarship scheme, he added.

The Principal told that due to constant increase in fees, the meritorious students from the economically poor background were either not opting for admission in Sainik School or not joining even after selection due to financial hardship. However, with revision of state government scholarship slabs/amount, now the full scholarship students would be required to pay only Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000 per annum towards tuition fee, diet charges, pocket money, incidental charges, clothing charges, security money (refundable).

He urged the people of Odisha to make use of the revised scholarship scheme and apply for admissions to Classes VI and IX for the academic session 2020-21. He said that the online registration process for the AISS Entrance Examination scheduled to be held on January 5, 2020, has already commenced, and the last date for registration is September 23, 2019. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through the Sainik School Admission website: www.sainikschooladmission.in

The School has notified 100 vacancies in Class VI and 12 vacancies in Class IX. Boys born between April 1, 2008, and March 31, 2010, are eligible to apply for admission to Class VI. And boys studying in Class VIII and born between April 1, 2005, and March 31, 2007, are eligible for admission to Class IX.

In Odisha, there are seven exam centers at Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Koraput, Rourkela and Sambalpur. Urging the district administration to publicize the ongoing admission process, Rayan said Sainik School staff would be deputed to all districts to meet the District Education Officers along with publicity material to attract more candidates for the entrance examination.