Sainik School, Ghorakhal aims at preparing its students for the officers cadre in the Armed Forces and for various other responsible positions in all walks of life.
Sainik School Ghorakhal, located near Nainital was established on 21 march 1966 on magnificent estate of Nawab of Rampur. The name ‘Ghorakhal’ relates the events in 1857 when a British General in a desperate bid to escape the revolutionaries of Awadh, strayed into this area and his horse while drinking water from nearby pond died, therefore the name Ghora (Horse) Khal (pond). The Ghorakhal estate was presented to General Wheeler in 1870 by the British Rulers. In 1921, then Nawab of Rampur, Maj Gen, His Highness, Alijah, Amirul Umrah, Nawab, Sir Syed Mohammed Hamid Ali, Khan Bahadur, purchased this Estate. After the abolition of the privy purses in post Independent India, the State Government (then Uttar Pradesh) purchased the Estate from the Nawab of Rampur in March 1964 and later Sainik School Ghorakhal was established on 21 March 1966 .
Admission in Ghorakhal Sainik School
Boys are admitted to Class Six only from the age of ten to eleven. An All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination is held annually on a tentative date (preferably the last Sunday of February). There is a 25% quota for defence candidates. 15% and 7.5% respectively to SC and ST candidates. The rest of the boys come from General category. The School terms are from : 01 June to 30 April Since 1993, a small number of candidates are also admitted in Class IX.
Yearly Fees (approx) : INR 90,000/- (includes tuition fee, messing charges, pocket money, clothing and incidental charges etc)
Winter (mid December to January end), Summer (1 May to 31 July) and Mid Term (Around Dusshera, for 1 week)
How to reach Ghorakhal Sainik School
The School is located at a distance of approximately 4 km from Bhowali and 16 km from Nainital in Uttarakhand. Kathgodam is the nearest railhead (terminus), which is 40 km away from the School. The nearest airport is Pant Nagar, 70 km away and a direct bus from Delhi to Nainital takes 10 hour.