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Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are co-educational residential schools primarily for the children from rural areas which aim at :
  • To 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 up to Class-XII. Now provision is made for lateral entry of students in Class-IX & XI also.
  • To ensure that all students of Navodaya Vidyalayas attain a reasonable level of competency in three languages as envisaged in Three Language Formula.
  • To serve in each district as focal point for improvement in the quality of school education through sharing of experience and facilities.


  • NVS visualizes to providing quality modern education to the talented students predominantly from rural areas through the use of modern techniques and pedagogy, in a stress free environment to make the learning a joyful experience.
  • To develop integrated personality of the students under residential, co-educational setup of its Vidyalayas leading to character building through value orientation and ultimately developing students to be good human beings.
  • To be a brand name in the field of global school education system.


  • Effective implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation.
  • To achieve 75% subject average in all the subjects.
  • To empower teachers through a comprehensive schedule of training for professional development.
  • Setting up of language labs to enhance language learning competency and communication skills.
  • Setting up of Mathematics and Junior Science labs to develop analytical skills and scientific temper.
  • Equipping classrooms with ICT tools.
  • Ensuring effective academic monitoring and supervision through panel inspections and other mechanisms.
  • To provide awareness among the students for protection of environment by planting more trees and landscaping.

We 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 languages.

We 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 Resource 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 Vidyalaya Samiti.

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).
  • We 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 Utmost 25%.
  • Provision of reservation of seats for girls - 33%.
  • Establish and run fully residential co-educational schools from Class-VI to XII.
  • Extend medical and health facilities to all the students free of cost.
  • Organize 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 children.
  • 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 programme to provide opportunities for students to inculcate nationalistic values through sharing and learning traditional skills and art with the help of renowned traditional artists.
  • Built-in-mechanism of self-reliance, self-evaluation, character, rigor 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. recognized School of that district and are between 9 and 13 years of age are eligible to appear in entrance test for Class-VI.


  • We envisage establishment of a Navodaya Vidyalaya in each district of the country.
  • Started with 2 experimental schools in 1985-86. They have now grown up to 551 JNVs as on (March, 2006) covering as many districts in 34 States/UTs with over 1.80 lakh students on rolls.
  • 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 :,
  • Publicity of Scheme through TV, Radio, Newspapers, Information brochures, posters, etc.


Director 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 :


  • Providing assistance to good quality education from Class-VI to XII in the Navodaya Vidyalayas in all the participating State/UTs.
  • 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 endeavors.


The opening of a Navodaya Vidyalaya is based on the proposal received from the concerned State/UT along with 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.