Navodaya Vidyalaya are co-educational schools primarily for the
children from rural areas:
provide good quality modern education including a strong component
of culture, inculcation of values, awareness of the environment,
adventure activities and physical education to the talented children
from the rural areas, Students in the Navodaya Vidyalayas are
admitted in VI standard and provided education upto XII standard.
ensure that all students of Navodaya Vidyalayas attain a reasonable
level of competency in three languages as envisagated in Three
Language Formula; and
serve, in each district, as focal point for improvement in the
quality of school education in general, through sharing of
experiences and facilities.
envisage identification and development of talented bright and
gifted children predominantly from rural areas who are denied good
of quality education are sought to be fulfilled through effective
academic, co-curricular and adventure activities, physical
education, reasonable level of competency in three
at the respective districts as focal points for improving quality of
education through sharing of experiences and facilities with
consistent interaction with local community and helping these
institutions to develop as centres of academic
Vidyalayas are affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education
free education including boarding and lodging as well as expenses on
Uniforms, Text Books, Stationery etc.
good quality modern education to the children who are qualified for
admission in the Navodaya Vidyalaya through an all India Selection
Test in VIth standard upto XIIth standard. In all the participating
States & Union Territories of the country.
of seats – Rural at least 75%, Urban utmost 25%.
reservation of seats for students from SC/ST categories in
proportion to their population in the district subject to the
reservation of seats for girls – 33%.
and run fully residential co-educational schools from Class VI to
medical and health facilities to all the students free of
Parent Teacher Association and conduct their periodical
a right to approach Director of Grievances, NVS Headquarters if such
grievances are not settled at Vidyalaya and Regional Office
Director Grievance, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Hqrs.,
A-28, Kailash Colony, New Delhi - 110048.
3392641, EPABX:3392601, 03-05 Extn. 200
from Our Clients (States/UTs)
good quality education from Class-VI to XII in the Navodaya
Vidyalayas in all the participating States/UTs.
suitable land free of cost for establishment of Navodaya Vidyalaya.
temporary accommodation free of rent for running the Navodaya
Vidyalaya for a period of 3-4 years.
of basic amenities like electricities, water, transport and
communication etc. at site.
and co-operation in education endeavours.
admission in VI standard only through objective type test designed
and conducted by CBSE in the concerned district.
students in class IX from a Vidyalaya located in one linguistic area
spend one academic year in a Vidyalaya in different linguistic
region to promote national integration through understanding of the
diversity and plurality of country’s cultures and people.
Computer Literacy and computer Aided Education Programmes.
National integration meet for its students in order to create a
climate for better understanding and communication I the Navodaya
in Navodaya Vidyalaya are made at the level of class-VI through a
test conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on all
medium of the test is in 20 Indian language and is non-verbal and
objective in nature and is so designed that talented children from
rural areas are able to complete without suffering a
children who have studied and passed Class-V from any recognized
school of that district and are between 9 and 13 years of age are
eligible to appear in entrance test.
envisage establishment of a Navodaya Vidyalaya in each district of
with 2 experimental schools in 1985-86 and has now grown to 483
schools(as on Sept. 2002) covering as many district in 30 States/UTs
with over 1.40 lakh students on rolls.
Samiti has its Headquaters at New Delhi and eight Regional Offices
located at Bhopal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Patna, Pune, Lucknow,
Jaipur and Shilong for the administration of Jawahar Navodaya
Vidyalaya under their respective regions.
Access to Information
Report of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and its publications.
of Scheme and Memorandum of Association.
of NVS www.navodaya.nic.in , www.navodaya.gov.in
of Scheme through TV, Radio, Newspaper, Information brochures,