Sainik School Korukonda,Andhra Pradesh
Sainik School, Korukonda was established at the behest of Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, Nation's first Prime Minister and Shri VK Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister. The school informally began on 10th Sep 1961 when Smt Bhagirathi Devi, Rani Saheb of Vizianagaram at the instance of her husband,Lt Col Maharaj Kumar Dr. Vijayanand Gajapati Raju (Sir Vizzy) gave the Korukonda Palace to their nephew, the great philanthropist and educationalist Shri PVG Raju, Raja Saheb of Vizianagaram who gifted this palace to run Sainik School. The school was formally founded by Commander T De Almeida, the first Principal of the school in 18th Jan 1962. The School now ranks as one of the best schools of this country.
The school, spread over sprawling area of 206 acres, has a beautiful campus with well-laid out roads and buildings. The instructional block of the school is a two storied building with classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, an art and craft gallery and various academic departments. The administrative wing of the school is housed in the Maharaja's Palace. The school has an auditorium with a capacity of 650. a modern swimming pool, eight spacious dormitories for the cadets, a spacious Cadets Mess and two children's parks. It is located at a distance of 11 kms from Vizianagaram Railway Station. Sainik SChool, Korukonda is one of the 20 Sainik SChools in the country and only one in AP. It is a fully residential school for boys. The school is situated in a quiet, pleasant and spacious estate of woods and greenery.