About Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya



 The Government of India has launched a scheme to establish on an average, one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in each district in the country, with the following objectives.
To provide good quality modern education including a strong component of culture, values, environment awareness and physical education to talented children in rural areas without regard to their family’s socio-economic condition.
To ensure that all students of Navodaya Vidyalaya 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 improvement in the quality of school education through sharing of experiences and facilities.
In keeping with the objectives of providing a progressive & forward looking School System in the rural areas, the NVS scheme provides education to talented rural area children, specially the children of S.C. & S.T., Communities & Girl Children.
Navodaya Vidyalayas are schools with a mission and philosophy. They are founded on the belief that education is intrinsic to human development.
Fostering excellence with equity are the precepts through which Navodaya Vidyalaya seek to fulfill a major objective of Independent India: education on a equal footing to girls, children of SC and ST communities and rural children
Setting and sharing the pace and goal excellence in rural area school education are among the important goals of Navodaya Vidyalayas.
Integration with the immediate neighborhood through pace setting activities and integration with regions other than one’s own are some of the other goals on the charter of Navodaya Vidyalayas.
Development of leadership qualities, personality development, promotion of team spirit, understanding and appreciation of India’s composite culture and heritage, Adventure, sports, scouts and guides and NCC, as also, art education activities and computer education are important facets of education in Navodaya Vidyalaya.     
Navodaya Vidyalayas are run by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, an autonomous Organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education. The Minister of HRD is the Chairman of the Samiti and the Ministry of State (Education) is the Vice-Chairman.
The Samiti functions through and executive committee under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister of HRD.
The Executive Head of the administrative Pyramid is the Commissioner who executes the policies laid down by the Samiti’s Executive Committee. He / She is assisted at the Headquarters by Joint Commissioners, Deputy Directors and Asst. Commissioners.
The Samiti has established 8 Regional offices for the Administration and Monitoring of Navodaya Vidyalaya under their jurisdiction. For each Vidyalaya there is a Vidyalaya Advisory Committee and Vidyalaya Management Committee. District magistrate of the concerned district is the Chairperson of the Vidyalaya level committee






1)    Sun rise symbolizes “NAVODAYA”.                



2)    Two black heads are the symbol of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti given protection to.



3)    Three (white) head which symbolize students of Navodaya Vidyalaya.



4)    Book, T.V, Computer etc. indicate the means for excellence in modern education.



5)    Plants & lines represent rural background.



6)    Corn-locked symbolize national integration & peace.



7) Motto: Intelligence is divine.




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 Samiti is moving in the right direction.  The results of class X and XII examinations of JNVs have been consistently better than the overall CBSE national averages.
Medium Of Instruction
In view of the (act that most of the students admitted were taught earlier through the medium of the mother-tongue/regional language, instruction is provided through the same medium upto Class VIII during which time intensive teaching of Hindi & English both as language subjects and co-media are undertaken through skilful use of the media and modern techniques of teaching languages, so that switch over to Hindi/English after Class VII or VIII presents no difficulty. Thereafter the common medium in all Navodaya Vidyalayas is Hindi for  Social Studies and Humanities and English for Mathematics and Science.
Three Language Formula

The Scheme of Navodaya Vidyalayas provides for implementation of the Three Language Formula.
The third language taught in Hindi speaking districts is linked with the migration of Students. In the Hindi speaking districts, the third language taught in a Navodaya Vidyalaya is the language of the 30% students migrating to that Vidyalaya from non-Hindi regions. This language is compulsory for all. In the non-Hindi regions, Navodaya Vidyalayas follow the normal Three Language Formula i.e. regional language, Hindi and English.
Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation
Education is a unique investment and accountability is possible only through a well planned mechanism of assessment with reference to its objectives. Examination in 'its traditional sense has failed to achieve the objectives of education. Introduction of the Scheme of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation is, therefore, the only alternative to de-emphasis the system of external examinations. The Scheme has been introduced effectively in all the JNVs since 1989-90 with the following objectives : 
·         To make evaluation an integral part of teaching learning process.
·         To use evaluation for improvement of students achievement and teaching learning strategies on the basis of regular diagnosis followed by  remedial instructions.
·         To make a sound judgment and to plan timely strategies on the basis of regular diagnosis followed by the remedial instructions. 
·         To facilitate sound judgment and to take timely decisions about the learner, learning process and the learning environment.
·         To maintain desired standard for performance using evaluation as a quality control device.
·         To provide scope for self-evaluation by teachers and students. Special training has been provided to the Principals and teachers to ensure maintenance of CCE records in proper order.


1)    Enter to learn , leave to serve.
2)    To promote national integration among the students through a policy of migration.
3)    To encourage & promote talent, predominantly from rural area & weaker sections.
4)    To provide quality modern education for all-round development of talented children.
5)    To establish pace-setter institutions to be models in the district & to be resource centers for promotion of excellence.
   6) To nurture the rural talent in all respect.