1.To serve the objectives of excellence coupled with
equity and social justice.
2. To promote national integration by providing
opportunities to talented children, largely rural, from
different part of the country, to live and learn together
and develop their full potential.
3. To provide good quality modern education, including a
strong component of culture, inculcation of values,
awareness of the environment, adventure activities and
4. To ensure that all students of Navodaya Vidyalaya's
attain a reasonable level of competence in three language
as envisaged in the Three Language Formula; and
5. To serve, in each district, as focal point for
improvement in quality of school education through sharing
of experience and facilities.
" JNVST-Entrance on the
basis of Merit"
Navodaya Vidyalaya draw their students strength from
talented children, selected on the basis of a merit test,
called the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test,
designed, developed and conducted by NCERT initially and
now, by the CBSE. The test is held annually on All India
basis and at block and district levels. It is objective,
class neutral and is so designed as to ensure that rural
children are not at disadvantage.
" Reservation for Rural,
S.C., S.T., and Girls Students "
Admission in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas Primarily for
children for the rural areas, with provision of 75% seats
for rural children. Seats are reserved for children from
the SC and ST communities in proportion to their
population in the district but not less than the national
average. 1/3 of the seats are for girl students. 3% of the
seats are for disabled children.
Residential Schools with Free Education "
Navodaya Vidyalayas offer free education to talented
children from Class-VI to XII. Navodaya Vidyalayas are
affiliated to the CBSE. Entry to a Navodaya Vidyalaya is
co-educational residential institution providing free
boarding and lodging, expenses on uniforms, text books,
stationery, to and from rail and bus fare. However, a
nominal fee @ Rs. 200/= per month is charged from students
of Class IX to XII. The students belonging to SC, ST,
categories, girls disabled students and children of the
families below poverty line are exempted from this fee.
" Adherence to Three
Language Formula "
The Regional Language is generally the medium of
instruction from Class-VI to VIII and from class-IX
onwards, it is English for Science and Mathematics and
Hindi for Humanities subjects.
" Promotion of National
Navodaya Vidyalayas aim at inculcating values of national
integration through migration scheme though which the
inter regional exchange of students between Hindi and
Non-Hindi speaking States and Vice-versa takes place for
one academic year. Efforts are made to promote better
understanding of the unity in diversity and cultural
heritage through various activities.
" Academic Excellence "
In Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, all out efforts are made to
develop competencies among students in scholastic areas of
education which leads to effective personally development
of each child.