Sainik School in Maharashtra (Satara)


INTRODUCTION – Sainik School, Satara the first Sainik School of the country was founded through the visionary efforts of Shri Yashwantrao Chavan, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra State. It was inaugurated by the then Defence Minister of India, Shri V K Krishna Menon on 23 Jun 1961. The school is authorised for 620 boarders. All boarders from Class VI to Class XII reside in 6 houses (two junior and four seniors’ houses).

INFRASTRUCTURE – The school is established over a sprawling campus of 115 acres. The school has a well establis hed infrastructure which includes well equipped Dormitories, Cadets’ Mess, MI Room, and all sports facilities. The is among the few Sainik Schools which boosts to have a Horse Riding facility, Swimming pool and a Squash Court.


(a) The school was secured 2nd position among all the boys’ residential schools in Maharashtra, awarded by “Education World India” – The Human Development Magazine in India School Ranking Awards – 2013 on 14 Sep 2013.

(b) Outstanding Alumni

(i) High Ranking Defence Officers

Rank Name
Air Chief Marshal Air Chief Marshal (Retd) PV Naik, VSM, Chief of Air Staff
Lt Gen & equivalent (aa) Lt Gen (Retd) PR Gangadharan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM**
(ab) Air Marshal A P Garud, VM
(ac) Lt Gen Ravindra Thodge, SM, VSM

(ii) Honour & Award

Name Award Awarded by
Capt V B Patil President’s Gold Medal NDA
Sword of Honour IMA
Capt Samrat S Nigde NDA Best Cadet
COAS Trophy
CONS Trophy
Capt Ritesh R Laddha President’s Silver Medal NDA
Cdt Suhas P Gore NDA Best Cadet
President’s Gold Medal
Cdt Yuvraj N Gaikwad Sword of Honour IMA
Cdt Abhijeet B Kakade Sword of Damascus INS Shivaji
Cdt Siddhant Suhag Sword of Honour IMA
Cdt Manoj Kumar President’s Gold Medal
Best Army Cadet
COP in Drill
Best in OLQ
Cdt Suraj Ithape President’s Bronze Medal
Commandant’s Silver Medal
CAS Trophy

Address of School :

The Principal

Sainik School Satara

Post Box No. 20, Sadar Bazar

Satara – 415 001, Maharashtra


Appointment Rank Name Contact No. Email
Principal Colonel S A Varadan (02162) 234483 (O)
(02162) 233663 (R)
Mobile – 09730635909
[email protected]
Headmaster Wg Cdr Ravinder Singh (02162) 235860
Ext-221 (O) 231 (R)
(02162) 238122
Ext-221 (O) 231 (R)
Mobile – 9420493044
[email protected]
Registrar Lt Col A S Rana (02162) 235860
Ext-222 (O) 232 (R)
(02162) 238122
Ext-222 (O) 232 (R)
Mobile – 09764048480
[email protected]
School Web URL :
E-mail address : [email protected]
Fax : 02162 – 234483

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