- To serve the objectives of excellence coupled
with equity and social justice.
- 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.
- To provide good quality modern education,
including a strong component of culture, inculcation
of values, awareness of the environment, adventure
activities and physical education.
- To ensure that all students of Navodaya
Vidalia's attain a reasonable level of competence in
three language as envisaged in the Three Language
- 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
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
" 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.
" Co-educational 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
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.