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
components 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 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 improvement in the
quality of school education through sharing of experiences and
In keeping with its’ objectives the NVS scheme provides education
to talented rural area children specially children of SC & ST
Communities & Girl students.
OBJECTIVES OF NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SAMITI
Navodaya Vidyalayas are founded on the belief that education is
intrinsic to human development
Navodaya Vidyalayas seek to fulfill a major objective of independent
India : Education on an equal footing to girls , children of SC & ST
communities and rural children.
Setting and sharing the pace and goal of excellence in rural area
school education is an important goals of Navodaya Vidyalayas.
Integration with the immediate neighbourhood with regions other than
one’s own are some of the other goals on the charter of Navodaya
Development of leadership qualities, personality development,
understanding and appreciation of India’s composite culture and
heritage, Adventure, sports, scouts and guides are important facets
of education in Navodaya Vidyalayas.
Navodaya Vidyalayas are run by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, an
autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource
Development, Department of Secondary and Higher Education. The
Minister of HRD is the Chairman of the Samiti and the Minister of
State , HRD (Education)is the Vice – Chairman.
The Samiti functions through an 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 Commissioners and Asstt.
The Samiti has established 8 Regional Offices & Sub
Regional Offices for the administration and monitoring of Navodaya
Vidyalayas under their jurisdiction. For each Vidyalaya, there is a
Vidyalaya Advisory Committee and a Vidyalaya Management Committee.
District Magistrate of the concerned district is the Chairperson of
the Vidyalaya level Committee.
VIDYALAYAS AS PACE SETTERS
The founding fathers of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme
assigned a specific role to Navodaya Vidyalayas. They hoped that
these rural area schools would play the role of pace setting
institutions in the district by achieving high levels of excellence.
Innovative learning practices , developing correct attitudes and
values that help students groom themselves to become useful, active
and patriotic citizens of the country are some objectives. The
children keep their linkages with the local community around them
and contribute their might for furthering these values in the
neighbourhood and community, through pace-setting activities such as
eradication of literacy , adoption of village , environment related