Sunita Narake Foundation’s, Narake’s Defence Academy is an iconic institution
and hallmark of global excellence in the sphere of training young minds who
would dedicate their lives in service of the Nation. Narake’s Panhala Public
School was established in the year 1984 whereas, Narake’s Defence Academy &
Maritime Institute was established in the year 2018 with the sole purpose of
‘Service to Motherland’, by training the youth to join the Indian Forces. Over the
years it has emerged as a unique defence academy, attracting the best of youth
from all over the state and transforming them into officers and gentlemen.
Spread over 12 acres of lush green campus near then historic Panhala Fort,
which is just 18 Km away from Kolhapur city, the Academy forms an ideal place
for the students to sweat & toil and bring out the best in them. In order to
prepare the students to achieve the requisite physical standards, they are
provided with the best infrastructure and coaching facilities. A rigorous and a
well-disciplined daily routine makes our young cadets tough & strong. The
infrastructure is constantly upgraded to keep pace with the advent of new
training facilities. Above all the discipline, values, spirit of Patriotism and Service
to Motherland is inculcated in the psyche of each cadet.
Why Choose Us / Our Strength
Awarded ‘The Best Residential School’ in Kolhapur.
Awarded ‘The Best Faculty Among Senior Secondary Schools’:
Experience & highly qualified staff with a certified in-campus SSB training
and A Retired Military Officer for physical fitness.
Magnanimous Obstacle Training Ground.
Preparation for NDA (Army, Navy, Airforce), Merchant Navy, Coast Guard,
Sailor, as well as preparation for IMU-CET.
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Vision & Mission
Service to Motherland, by creating competent &
responsible citizens to serve in Defence Forces.
Narake’s Defence Academy will strive to excel in
academic excellence and physical training of the
highest quality in order to equip the cadets with
appropriate qualifications as a foundation for their