Vidyalayas are co-educational
residential schools primarily for the children from rural areas which aim at
provide good quality modern education including a strong component of
culture, inculcation of values, awareness of the environment, adventure and
physical education to the talented children from the rural areas. Students
in the Navodaya Vidyalayas are admitted in Class-VI and provided education
upto Class-XII. Now provision is made for lateral entry of students in
Class-IX & XI also.
ensure that all students of Navodaya Vidyalayas
attain a reasonable level of competency in three languages as envisaged in
Three Language Formula.
serve in each district as focal point for improvement
in the quality of school education through sharing of experience and
envisage identification and
development of talented bright and gifted children predominantly from rural
areas who are denied good educational opportunities.
Objectives of quality
education are sought to be
fulfilled through effective academic, co-curricular and adventure
activities, physical education, reasonable level of competency in three
aim at the respective districts as focal points for improving quality of
education through sharing of experience and facilities with continuous
interaction with local community and helping these institutions to develop
as centres of academic excellence.
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is a
registered Society under Registration of Societies Act, 1860. The Society
is an autonomous body under the Department of School Education & Literacy,
Ministry of Human Resouce Development, Govt. of India, Hon’ble Minister of
Human Resource Development is the Chairman and Hon’ble Minister of State of
Human Resource Development (Education) is the Vice-Chairman of the Navodaya
JNVs are functioning at the
district level through the Vidyalaya Management Committee under the
Chairmanship of District Collector, in all the participating States & Union
Territories of the country.
Navodaya Vidyalayas are affiliated
to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
provide free education including boarding and
lodging as well as expenses on Uniform, Text Books, Stationery etc. However,
a nominal fee @ Rs. 200/- per month
is charged from students of Class-IX to XII as Navodaya Vikas Nidhi.
The students belonging to SC, ST categories, girls, disabled and children of
the families below poverty line are exempted from the payment of fee.
Reservation of seats-Rural at least 75%, Urban
Provision of reservation of seats for girls - 33%.
Establish and run fully residential co-educational schools from Class-VI to
Extend medical and health facilities to all the
students free of cost.
Organise Parent Teacher Council and conduct
their periodical meetings.
Provide admission in Class-VI only through
objective type test designed and conducted by
CBSE in the concerned district. Provision is also made for lateral entry of
students of Class-IX & XI level.
30% of students in Class-IX from a Vidyalaya located in one linguistic area
spend one academic year in a Vidyalaya of a different linguistic region to
promote national integration through understanding of the diversity and
plurality of country’s cultures and people.
Organise Computer Literacy and Computer Aided Education Programmes.
Organise National Integration Meet for its students in order to create a
climate for better understanding and communication
in the Navodaya fraternity.
Providing quality education to the
Developing harmonious growth of the personality of the children through
variety of co-curricular activities.
Creating the environment to bring out the best
among the teachers and students.
Adopt modern education techniques - external and internal accountability,
effective leadership, linkages with the local community.
Art in Education programmes to provide
opportunities for students to inculcate nationalistic values through sharing
and learning traditional skills and art with the help of renowned
Built-in-mechanism of self-reliance, self-evaluation, character, rigour and
discipline in academic pursuit.
Freedom of experimentation and innovation.
Admission in Navodaya Vidyalayas are made at
the level of Class-VI through a test conducted by
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
on all India basis. However, provision is also made for lateral entry of
students in Class-IX & XI.
The medium of the test is in 20 Indian languages. It is non-verbal and
objective in nature and is so designed that talented children from rural
areas are able to compete without suffering from any disadvantage.
All the children who have studied and passed
Class-V from any Govt. School/Govt. recognised School of that district and
are between 9 and 13
years of age are eligible to appear in entrance test for Class-VI.
envisage establishment of a Navodaya
Vidyalaya in each district of the country.
The Samiti has its Headquarters at New Delhi and eight Regional Offices
located at Bhopal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Pune and
Shillong for the administration of Jawahar
Navodaya Vidyalayas under their jurisdiction.
Annual Report of Navodaya Vidyalaya
Samiti and its publications.
Copies of Scheme and Memorandum of Association.
Website of NVS : www.navodaya.gov.in
Publicity of Scheme through TV, Radio, Newspapers, Information
brochures, posters etc.
of Grievances, NVS Hqrs. can be approached for redressal of grievances which
are not settled at Vidyalaya and Regional office level.
Director, Public Grievances
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
A-28, Kailash Colony, New Delhi-110048
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
From Our Clients (States/UTs)
Providing assistance to good
quality education from Class-VI to XII in the Navodaya Vidyalayas in all the
Providing suitable land free of
cost for establishment of Navodaya Vidyalayas.
Sufficient temporary accommodation free of rent
for running the Navodaya Vidyalaya for a
period of 3-4 years.
Providing basic civic amenities like electricity, water, transport and
communication etc. at the site.
Support and co-operation
in education endeavours.
For Establishment of JNVs.
The opening of a Navodaya
Vidyalaya is based on the proposal received from the concerned State/UT
alongwith the following :
30 acres of suitable land
free of cost in relaxation to the
extent of at least 10 acres on case to case basis.
Sufficient space in the building and
other infrastructure free of rent for at least three to four years which
could accommodate 240 students and staff for running the Vidyalaya till the
Samiti constructs its new building at the permanent site.