Why SPI?

  • The Institute works under the expert guidance of a Governing Body which comprises of very senior retired Defence Officers generally of the rank of Lieutenant General, Major General and equivalent ranks of Indian Navy and Air Force.
  • The SPI is headed by the Director who is a retired Defence Officer from the Indian Armed forces. SPI has well experienced Staff of 24 employees.
  • SPI is a dedicated feeder to the National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Naval Academy (NAVAC). The Institute aims to send maximum boys to the NDA / NAVAC. Hence the stress is on complete education and all-round personality development.
  • The past record speaks volumes about its success.
  • A lot of emphasis is given on academics. The cadets are encouraged and trained to score high marks in 12th board examination. This ensures that they get a chance in Technical Entry Scheme (10 + 2) of Army & Navy in addition to NDA entry.


  • The Institute has so far trained 1040 cadets out of which 466 have joined the Defence Services in officer cadre (112 fighter pilots in Air Force, 82 in Indian Navy). It works out to 45 %. A very high percentage when compared to National Average.
  • 2 of our cadets have been awarded Kirti Chakra, 3 cadets Shaurya Chakra and 14 cadets have been awarded with Sena Medals/ Vayu Medals for their gallantry.
  • The cadets who could not/did not join Armed Forces have established themselves in highly lucrative careers in civil life. Our ex-SPIes are in IAS cadre, MPSC cadre, Doctors, Bank Managers, Lawyers, Hoteliers and Industry Tycoons to name a few walks of life. They owe their success to the grooming they had during their two years stay at SPI.