You are on page 1of 6

1 NAVODAYA SCHOOL History First established in 1985 at Amravati, Maharashtra, they are the brain child of P.

V Narasimha Rao. They were started during Prime Ministership of Rajiv Gandhi to find and foster talented children from the rural parts of India.[1] They started with the name Navodaya Vidyalayas and renamed later as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in the birth-centenary year of Pandit Jawaharlal Lal Nehru. Objectives

• •

In our efforts to fulfill the constitutional obligation of providing ’education for all’, we should not lose sight of our higher ideal ‘excellence in education’ As per this recommendation, today 551 navodaya schools are functioning in which 1, 80,000 talented students of rural areas receive quality education. Among these schools 22 are in Andhra Pradesh, 13 in Kerala, 27 in Karnataka, 4 in pondicherry and 2 in Andaman-nicobar islands. To provide good quality modern education to the talented children (selected on the basis written merit test) predominantly from the rural areas, without regard to their family's socio-economic condition. To ensure that all students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas attain a reasonable level of competence in three languages as envisaged in the Three Language Formula. To serve, in each district, as focal points for improvements in quality of school education in general through sharing of experiences and facilities.

Admission procedure Talented students from each district are selected through an All India Level Entrance Exam conducted initially by NCERT and now by CBSE and are given admission to 6th standard/class in the JNVs of respective districts. Till 1998, the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The test is largely non-verbal and objective in nature and is designed to prevent any disadvantage to children from rural areas. The test is held annually on all India basis an at a block and district levels. Now admissions are also taken in Class IX and XI. During academic year 2008-09 admissions will be allowed in Class VIII. These admissions are conducted through an objective and 1

These students are given free accommodation. To ensure this. Also. Mathematics. IV and V in a Government recognised school in a rural area. in the age group of 9-13 3. These reservations are interchangeable and over and above the candidates selected under open merit. However.2 descriptive test containing questions on English. a student of III. a moderate and uniform fee structure is implemented across all JNVs to reduce the dependency on Goverenment. Eligibility Since the Vidyalayas have an objective of providing opportunity and education to the underprivileged children of rural areas. Reservation Seats are reserved for the children of rural areas. boys from Scheduled Communities(SC). Efforts are made to ensure that one-third of the total seats are filled up by girls. Science. 4. the ratio of 80% from rural to 20% urban students is maintained by the schools. The aim of establishing these institutes were to find and nurture the talented students from rural India could not afford a good education. All expenses are borne by the Government of India. a student of V standard by a Government recognised school 2. This "Lateral Entry" system is devised to fill the vacancies that arise due to withdrawal of admissions of the children who are admitted in class VI. & Social Sciences. who parents does not fall into creamy layer as specified by the Government are exempted from paying any fees. Scheduled Tribes(ST) and Other Backward Communities(OBC). the entrance examination has a list of eligibility criteria. food and clothing and are allowed to continue their studies till class 12. They require the student to be: 1. At least 80% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats are filled from the urban areas of the district Reservation of seats in favour of children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is also provided in proportion to their population in the concerned district. a first time appeared in the entrance exam Fees Since 2005. to apply for a rural quota. girls are exempted from paying any fees. A monthly fee of Rs 200 is collected from boy students. 2 .

Students picked at regional level compete at national 3 . Regional language is generally a medium of instruction from VI to VIII and from class IX onwards it is English for science and mathematics and hindi for humanities subjects. Navodaya students regularly and actively participate in various programmes of BSG. NCC is being introduced in JNVs in a phased manner. The executive committee is assisted by two subcommittees that are finance committee and academic advisory committee. The meets happen at cluster and regional levels every year where students from different JNVs compete. The results of class X and XII examinations of the Vidyalayas have been consistently better than the overall CBSE national averages. As part of NCC training. These results are remarkable and show the success of the Vidyalays despite the rural background. government of India. students of the JNVs attended several camps and excelled themselves. Scouting. physical and neuro-muscular skills and promote the spirits of cooperation and sportsmanship. Student life Academics The successive academic results of JNVs in public examinations conducted by CBSE and the records about placement of students after passing out from the Vidyalayas are a clear pointer that the establishment of the Javahar Navodaya Vidyalays is a step in the right direction. in its function. The chairman of the samiti is the hon’ble minister of human resource development. Samiti had total cadet strength of 9420 during 2003-2004. Guiding and NCC Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is recognised as a State for Scouting and guiding activities by the Bharat Scouts and Guides. The samiti functions through an executive committee. Vidyalayas organize National Sports Meets to identify talented children in sports.3 Navodaya schools are run by the navodaya vidyala samiti which is an autonomous organization under the ministry of human resource development.R. Hon’ble minister of state for education I the ministry of H. Games and sports Games and sports are encouraged in the Jives to develop fitness.D is the wise chairman of the samiti. department of secondary and higher education.

4 . The Aim of the Migration in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas is focused on National Integration. JNV Bangalore Urban of Hyderabad region is one of such schools that has proved excellence in games like archery. The various initiatives undertaken jointly by Intel and Samiti are: • • • Smart School Project: Ministry of Human Resource Development. selected 30% of 9th class students are exchanged between JNVs of non-Hindi speaking region and Hindi speaking region.4 level. Other courses In 1999. Intel conducted a workshop on IT skills for Samiti officials. in Sports and Games Federation of India competitions. o IT Curriculum Review Committee: Intel was invited to take part in curriculum review committee. Migration One of the important features of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme is a scheme of exchange of students from one Vidyalaya in a particular linguistic region to another in a different linguistic region to promote understanding of the diversity and plurality of India's culture and its people. for one year. children get a chance to play on behalf of Navodaya team. After the success of pilot project. Joint Contest: The duo launched a Joint contest for acknowledging the Best Integration of Technology in Education in 2004. Based on the performance at National level. Specialised sports like archery. Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and Intel joined hands to conduct a pilot program for few selected schools on integration of technology in teaching and learning process. Judo and Gymnastics are encouraged in some of the JNVs. around 3486 teachers across all the schools of the Samiti were trained during their summer and autumn vacations during the period 2001-2002. Technology Plan Workshops: Technology Model schools and making them use the available resources judiciously. According to the Scheme. which is considered as a State. Keeping the same in mind Intel and the Samiti decided on conducting following set of activities: o Workshop for NVS officials: In July 2005. There are also various exhibitions where the schools bring models and ideas which are then judged and awarded prizes. has launched a major initiative called the “Smart Schools Project” with the aim encouraging and promoting technology use in government schools of India. Government of India.

Committees of teachers are formed to effectively implement the programs. These projects will be implemented in all the Navodayas during 2007-11. Trained Graduate Teachers teach from Class VI to X and Post Graduate Teachers teach XI and XII class students. During these three years BJS will establish and operate the program with the help of selected trained teachers of Navodaya Vidyalaya and later the project will be handed over to NVS.5 . according to which the foundation will provide free IIT-JEE coaching to selected students. Faculty Well trained teachers are recruited through a national level competitive examination. The Dakshana Foundation in year 2007. Accordingly. for implementation of EDUQIP (Educational Quality Improvement Project). It contains a basket of programs aimed at enhancing the contributions of all the stake holders of the Navodaya Vidyalayas to improve the quality. a batch of forty students from each region of NVS. EDUQIP was successfully implemented by BJS in Andaman Nicobar Island Schools.This year Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti signed an MOU with Bharatiya Jain Sangathan (BJS). including one batch of 70 XII pass students is under operations. Seven batches out of which are to appear in IIT-JEE 2009. Vice Principal assists the Principal in administration. 5 . a Pune based NGO. NVS signed a MOU with an NGO. coaching classes at fifteen sites.

A & N islands(2)& Lakhadweep(1) Rajasthan(32). J&K (14) & Chandigarh UT (1) 70 Andhra Pradesh(22). Kerala(14). patna 7 Pune 8. Arunachal Pradesh(16). 2. daman & diu(2). shillong 54 82 75 60 8 Maharashtra(32). Nagaland(11).03. goa(2). west 4 Jaipur 5. orissa (30) (48). Pondicherry(4). Tripura(4). Assam(26) As on 31. Bihar(38). Himachal Pradesh(12). Delhi(2) Uttar pradesh(69). Uttaranchal(13). Mizoram(8). dadra & nagar haveli (1) Meghalaya(7). Bengal(15) Jharkhand(22).n o 1. Sikkim(4). Karnataka(27). regions Bhopal Chandigar h Hyderabad No of JNVs 94 45 States and No of Navodaya Vidyalaya Madhya pradesh (16). Haryana(20).6 s. Manipur(9). the Jawahar chhatisgarh Punjab(18). Gujarat(23). 3.2007 565 TOTAL 6 . Lucknow 6.