All India Sainik School Entrance Exam (AISSEE)
Affiliated Schools - North Zone, Uttar Pradesh
It was on 15th July 1960, the seeds of U.P. Sainik School were sown in the rural setting of Sarojini Nagar, some 15 km away from the State Capital, Lucknow. As a special institution and the first of its kind, the idea of U.P. Sainik School was conceived by Dr. Sampurnanand, a veteran freedom fighter, an astute politician and a man of letters. He could see that the most populous State of the Union had a very thin representation in the officers cadre of the Armed forces. The UP Sainik School was set up to provide highly subsidized quality education to selected students with the help of military officers and to make it functional as a nursery and feeder institution for the N.D.A.
The school was established as a special institution under the General Administration Department of the Government of U.P. Lt Col HRH Daniel was its founding Principal. The Principal was assisted by Sri D N Pandey as Vice-Principal and Sri V G Horon as the Administrative Officer. The staff was drawn on deputation from the Education Department of U.P. The school admitted 50 cadets in class VII for its first term commencing from July, 1960 and the first cadet was YP Singh, School No. 1, now Lt Col, in the Army. With a band of 5 staff and 50 cadets U.P. Sainik School got a head start with promises for the people of the state.
The school started functioning in the buildings made available to it by Munshi Land Institute, an organization under the U.P. Post-War Services Reconstruction Fund Trust. It was planned to construct a new buildings as per requirement of the school at the existing site of the Scooter India. But subsequently during 1965, as the Munshi Land Institute was closing down, it was proposed to hand over the land and buildings of the Institute to Sainik School. Eventually the Munshi Land Institute was closed down and its land measuring some 280 acres and buildings thereat were transferred to U.P. Sainik Schools Society on sale in 1965. The buildings of Munshi Land Institute taken over by the School were not built to suit the requirement of a Sainik School. However, at the time they served the purpose temporarily. Looking in retrospect one can see that this arrangement militated against the U.P. Sainik School developing its own defined and properly laid out campus, buildings and facilities. Even after nearly 26 years of its existence it is still sheltered in those very buildings which are erratically dispersed and which have outlived their life.
1. Principal (Col Amit Chatterjee) - (0522) 2476263
2. Registrar (Col Gaurav Chaturvedi) - (0522)-2476289
3. Headmaster(Lt Col Vijay Rana)-(0522)-2476283
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