This page features information on Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas Schools in Uttarkhand, there are almost 12 Navodya Vidyalaya residential schools in all over Uttarakhand. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, is a fully residential, co-educational school affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi and has classes from VI to XII standard. These Vidyalayas are runned by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, New Delhi, an autonomous organization under the Department of Education and Literacy, Ministry of H.R.D., Government of India.
Navodaya Vidyalaya scheme is the boldest ever experiment in the field of secondary and senior secondary education in the country. An offshoot of the 1986 policy of education, a dream project of high-tech P.M. of India Shri Rajiv Gandhi, has been termed as the best thing to happen to the rural India in the last century
These residential schools are fully funded by Government of India and modeled after the rich public schools and render excellent service & quality education for country’s poor and village talent. Till date 544 schools have been set up at the rate of one school each district. Though much stress is towards academic excellence, adequate stress is also given to the total personality development.
Admission to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas is made through National Level Competitive Examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education and the children are admitted at class VI level. Children are also being admitted against the vacant seats in class IX and in class XI also through Regional Level Examination/Marks in the previous qualifying examination. Education in Navodaya Vidyalayas is free of cost. A total of 75% of seats are reserved for rural children and a minimum of 33% of seats are reserved for girls. SCs/STs also have due reservations of 15% & 7½% respectively. The Scheme envisages establishment of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, one in each district of the country.
The medium of the test is in 21 Indian languages and is largely non-verbal and objective in nature and is so designed that talented children from rural areas are able to compete without suffering a disadvantage. All the children who have studied in and passed from Class V from any recognized school of that district and are between 9 to 13 years of age are eligible to appear JNVST for Class VI.As per the Scheme, a maximum of 80 students can be admitted in Class VI per year in a JNV. However, in view of shortage of accommodation in some Vidyalaya, it is restricted to 4.
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