Bhonsala Military School

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Bhonsala Military School
Bhonsale Sainik Vidyalaya
Bhonsala Military School Logo.jpg
Gangapur Road
Nashik District
Coordinates 20°00′20″N 73°45′06″E / 20.00556°N 73.75167°E / 20.00556; 73.75167Coordinates: 20°00′20″N 73°45′06″E / 20.00556°N 73.75167°E / 20.00556; 73.75167
Religious affiliation(s) Hindu
Opened 1937 [1]
Founder Dr. Balakrishna Shivram Moonje
School district Nashik
Specialist Military Preparatory School
Chairperson Ashutosh Rahalkar
Principal Dr. A. Y. Kulkarni
Head of school Col. (Retd.) S. S. Kashikar, Commandant
Age range 5-17
Enrollment Open
Medium of language Marathi, English
Language Hindi, English, Marathi
Campus size 160 acres (0.65 km2)
Campus type Residential
School colour(s) Saffron
Slogan शापदपि शरदापि SHAPADAPI SHARADAPI
Sports Hockey, shooting, boxing, Football, Basket ball, Volley ball, Horse Riding, Swimming, Hand ball etc.
Accreditation Pune Education Board
Publication Ramdandee Magazine
School fees 100000 PA
Affiliation Central Hindu Military Education Society

Bhonsala Military School is a residential military school in Nasik, Maharashtra state, India operated by the Central Hindu Military Education Society (CHMES).[2] The school was founded in 1937 by Dr. B. S. Moonje.


Bhonsala Military School, Nasik was established by Balakrishna Shivram Moonje in 1935. It started working on 12th June 1937. The campus of the school is called Rambhoomi and the students called Ramdandees in honour of the Hindu mythological figure Lord Rama, who is believed to have an association with Nashik.

A sister school was sarted in Nagpur in June 1996.[3]

Current administration[edit]

The school's commandant is Col. (Retd.) S. S. Kashikar, who took over from Lt. Col. (Retd.) S. S. Raikar on 12 August 2013. The principal is Dr. A. Y. Kulkarni, who took over from the former principal R. D. More. The chief training officer is Capt. (Retd.) N. D. Joshi.


The school has a huge playground with all facilities including a football ground, athletic track, basketball courts, volleyball court, hockey ground, horse riding, rifle shooting yard and an international level swimming pool is also available for the students studying in the BMS campus. Bhonsala was also known for the high performance in sports, which is recognised by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Virendra Singh is one of the experienced coach of Bhonsala military School, who has given many international level performers.[4]


A controversial ex-major of the Territorial Army, Prabhakar Kulkarni, was formerly the school's commandant, but resigned in 1989.[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ "A school for martial youths". Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  2. ^ "A school for martial youths". Daily News and Analysis (India). 28 October 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Bhosala Military School". Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Bhonsala Military School". Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  5. ^ Christophe Jaffrelot (29 January 2009). "A running thread of deep saffron". Indian Express. Retrieved 2014-11-17. 
  6. ^ "Controversial ex-major elected CHMES secretary". Indian Express. 7 January 1998. Retrieved 29 October 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Malegaon blast: Two ex-Army men held". Hindustan Times. 25 October 2008. Retrieved 2014-11-17. 
  8. ^ "We didn't train Malegaon accused: Military School". Mid-day. 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2014-11-17. 

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