These were established at Ajmer, Bangalore, Belgaum, Chail and Dholpur in British times and referred to as King George’s Military Schools.
The Scheme to establish Sainik Schools was started in 1961 to broad base recruitment and remove regional imbalance in the officer’s cadre of Defence Forces. It has a campus sprawling over 260 acres. The climate of Rewa is dry in summer and quite cold in winters. Rewa is located on the Allahabad-Mumbai highway at a distance of 550 Kms from Bhopal.
The Rashtriya Indian Military College is an Inter Services Institute and a Category A establishment of the Ministry of Defense alongside institutions like National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Officers' Training Academy, Chennai, and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.