Sainik School Kodagu is the twenty second Sainik School in the country and the second in the state of Karnataka. It was established on 18th October 2007. The school comes under the purview of Karnataka State Government and Ministry of Defence, Govt of India and is administered by a Local Board of Administrators. The school trains its boys in overall development while providing quality education and creating a consciousness of national integration.
The school has been set up in a picturesque location surrounded by hills, spread over an area over 60 acres. The idea of establishing a Sainik school in the land of Kodagu was that Kodagu has contributed brave soldiers to the Armed Forces many of whom rose to the rank of Brigadiers, Generals and even India’s Field Marshal. Field Marshal KM Cariappa and General KS Thimmaiah both legends in their own rights belong to Kodagu. The School is located at Kudige, approximately 6 Kms from Kushalnagar. The land area of the school is 66 acres. The present strength of the school is 500 boarders.
As part of the infrastructure, the school presently has an Academic Block with spacious class rooms, laboratories for Biology, Computer Science, Chemistry, English communication, Mathematics. The cadets have a spacious Mess, which can accommodate up to a thousand at a time. The school has two football fields, three basket ball courts and two volley ball courts. The school has also recently acquired equestrian club. Swimming Pool, full-fledged gymnasium, indoor games arena and athletic filed works are under progress. In addition the school has an Administrative Block, Dormitories with Study Halls. All dormitories have solar heaters. There is dedicated washing and ironing plant for cadets.