INTRODUTIONJawahar Navodaya vidyalaya known asJNV are Indian schools for talented children and form a part ofthe system of gifted education. Its significance lies in theselection of talented rural children as the target group and theattempt to provide them with quality education comparable tothe best in a residential school system, without regard to theirfamilys socio-economic condition.They are located all over the country, except Tamil Nadu. Thereare approximately 593 JNVs across India as of 2010. Theadmission process includes an All India Entrance Exam, held atdistrict level (There is one school per district).
Navodaya Objective To serve the objectives of excellence coupled with equity andsocial justice. To promote national integration by providing opportunities totalented children, largely rural, from different part of thecountry, to live and learn together and develop their fullpotential. To provide good quality modern education, including a strongcomponent of culture, inculcation of values, awareness of theenvironment, adventure activities and physical education.
Navodaya Objective Continues… To ensure that all students of Navodaya Vidyalayas attaina reasonable level of competence in three language asenvisaged in the Three-language formula; and To serve, in each district, as focal point for improvementin quality of school education through sharing ofexperiences and facilities.[
SALIENT FEATURESJNVST : Entrance on the basis of Merit Navodaya Vidyalayas draw their student strength fromtalented children, selected on the basis of a merit test,called the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test,designed, developed and conducted by NCERT initiallyand now, by the CBSE. The test is held annually on AllIndia basis and at block and district levels. It isobjective, class neutral and is so designed as to ensurethat rural children are not at disadvantage.
Reservation for Rural, S.C., S.T. and Girl Students Admissions in Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas primarily forchildren from the rural areas, with provision of 75% seatsfor rural children. Seats are reserved for children from theSC and ST communities in proportion to their populationin the district but not less than the national average. 1/3 ofthe seats are for girl students. 3% of the seats are fordisabled children.
Co-educational Residential Schools with Free Education Navodaya Vidyalayas offer free education to talented childrenfrom Class-VI to XII. Navodaya Vidyalayas are affiliated to theCBSE. Entry to a Navodaya Vidyalaya is in Class-VI only alongwith lateral entry into Class IX & XI. Each Navodaya Vidyalayais a co-educational residential institution providingfree 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 toXII for Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi. The students belonging to SC, ST,categories, girls disabled students and children of the familiesbelow poverty line are exempted from this fee.
Adherence to Three Language Formula The Regional Language is generally the medium ofinstruction from Class-VI to VIII and from Class- IXonwards, it is English for Science and Mathematics andHindi for Humanities subjects.
Promotion of National Integration Navodaya Vidyalayas aim at inculcating values ofnational integration through migration scheme thoughwhich the inter regional exchange of students betweenHindi and Non-Hindi speaking States and vice-versatakes place for one academic year. Efforts are made topromote better understanding of the unity in diversityand cultural heritage through various activities.
Location of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas Navodaya Vidyalayas are located in rural areas acrossthe country. The State Govt. is to offer cost free land andrent free temporary buildings for the setting up of aNavodaya Vidyalaya.
PACE SETTING ACTIVITES OF JNV The Navodaya Vidyalayas have been envisaged as pace-setting institutions, centers of educational excellence,providing opportunities for development, not only toNavodaya Vidyalaya students, but also to the children ofneighboring rural area schools through sharingof facilities. Leadership qualities and other educationalconcerns that are linked to community and nationaldevelopments are also supposed to be inculcated throughpace-setting activities.
Pace Setting continues… Interactions of staff and students of NavodayaVidyalayas with their counterparts in neighboringschools, participation in joint community efforts,adoption of a village for awareness programmes andsharing of educational facilities are some of the pace-setting activities undertaken by Navodaya Vidyalaya.
Broad Divisions of Pace Setting Activities Academic Activities Library based Activities Physical Education Based Activities Visual and Performing Art related activities Health related activities Community related activities Computers
Academic Activities Twining the schools Faculty sharing (sources/resources) Training program/workshop in various subjectat JNV venue. State board/CBSE Board Exam intensive Coaching/ExamTips/Study Capsule to neighbourhood Schools. Interschool Maths/Science Exhibitions
Library based Activities Mobile Library Book Exhibition Lending Library Adopting nearby State Govt. Schools and sharingResources
Physical Education Based Activities Yoga and meditation coaching. Training to the students of other schools. Sharing JNV playground, sharing sports Equipments topromote Rural Sports. Talented Sports persons as coach to JNV students and viceversa. Inter-school Competition/Exhibitions/Friendly matches
Visual and Performing Art related activities Skits on Social Evils/Street Plays Inter-school Performing Art Competition Repeat Performance at various platform, socialfunctions. Etc.
Health related activities Participation in Pulse Polio Program. Orientation to Pregnant Women on Pre-natal andPostnatal care. Organizing/Assisting in Blood donation/Eye DonationCamp. Special Mission on Childcare & various vaccination. Propagation on portable Drinking Water. Awareness campaign/Rallies for AIDS, Dengue, Malaria,Cholera, Sanitation
Community related activities Plastic Eradication Drive Scientific ways of waste disposal. Participation in school Management Committee activities inthe nearby schools. Educating farmers regarding wormy-culture, waterconservation, Environment Degradation, DisasterManagement etc. Literacy drive, Plantation drive(Make Green Clubs). Cleanliness drive. Socio-economic survey.
Computers Computer literacy to village Panchayat and offices andschools. Sharing and educating village school studentscomputers Spreading awareness about the use of computers forworld class education and unlimited resources availablethrough the use of world wide web portal.
A Thorough List of Pace-setting activities ,can be done at Vidyalaya level1. Coaching of rural children for JNVST participation.2. Participation of JNV in immunization camps, pulse Polioprogrammes, cleanliness drive, literacy campaign etc.3. Participation in community singing, cultural parogramme.4. Holding Inter-school competition for activities such aspainting, dance, quiz elocution, debate etc.
Pace-setting Activities list5. Participation of JNV in holding blood group testingcampaign at Vidyalaya & neighbourhood village.6. Participation in campaign for social evils likeuntouchability, superstitions, drinking, drugaddition, child labour etc.
Pace-setting Activities list7. Organizing exhibition of library books especiallyduring the period of book week and providing libraryfacility to neighbourhood villagers through mobilelibrary.8. To promote cultivation of Zetropa Rossea especially ina nearby village adopted by concerned JNV, which isuseful in making bio-diesel.
Pace-setting Activities list9. Participation of JNV children for creatinghealth and population education.10. Organizing workshop for training ofteachers nearby schools especially forimplementation of CCE.
Pace-setting Activities list11. Creating awareness for protection ofenvironment against deforestation,deflowering & local pollutants.12. Science club activities to promote scientifictemper among the student & villagers in thevicinity.
Pace-setting Activities list13. To invite local educationists to throw light onduties & responsibilities of the citizens of countryin democratic setup.14. Participation of local school teachers in workshops, seminars & also local students ofneighbourhood Vidyalaya in various games &sports activities.
Pace-setting Activities list15. Highlighting of importance of medicinal plantsamong villagers and neighbourhood students aswell as Promoting its cultivation for healthyliving.16. Organizing campaign for awareness of AIDSkeeping in view that “KNOW AIDS FOR NO AIDS”& Hepatitis ‘B’ etc.
Pace-setting Activities list17. “Counselors on a wheel”- comprising experts, teachersand students to be deputed to the village adopted byJNV for village problems such as sanitation, waterconservation, social evils, health & hygiene etc.18. Participation of local school children for computerTraining. Organizing campaign for awareness ofcurrent affairs & natural calamities, disastermanagement etc.
Pace-setting Activities list19. Under career guidance and counseling, two seniorAdministrative Officers from state employment exchangemay be invited to guide the students of class XI and XIIrelating to career prospectus after XII.20. A Senior police officer may be invited to your Vidyalaya andshare his experience and encourage student to opt foradventure activities and to join Police Services.
Pace-setting Activities list21. Sport workshop can be arranged for Rural children duringvacations.22. Raksha Bandhan in ‘Anath Ashram’ can be celebrated bythe group of NSS/NCC cadets23. Slogan Writing Competition on Aids24. Sickle cell Anemia Testing Camp25. Demo on awareness about drinking water in rainy season
Pace-setting Activities list26. Inter school Debate competition27. Republic Day Celebration on District stadium28. Health and Hygiene programme for Rural area29. Inter School Competitions on Population control andAdolescent Education.
Pace-setting Activities list30. School students from neighboring schools are invitedto witnesses the various celebrations such as annualfunction, republic day, independent day etc. in orderto acquaint them about Vidyalaya’s excellence incultural field .
Pace-setting Activities list31. On Sadbhawana Diwas i.e. 20th November each year,students takes out colourful rallies to the nearbyschool highlighting the life, achievement &contribution of Late Prime Minister of India Shri RajivGandhi, founder of Navodaya Vidyalaya , coupled withan enjoyable and educative cultural programme .
MODE OF OPERATION A minimun of 3 activities in every Quarter. Select the performing and target group Action Plan with assigned responsibilities Define the operational Modalities, Functions, Roles,duties and end points. Mobilize Resources(internal/external), financialassistance, transit facilities.
MODE OF OPERATION Involve/solicit support from localbodies/Panchayat/Dist. Officials/Dept. officials etc. Periodic evalation/assessment of the ongoing process. Continue/modify as per the need. Reports, Accounts etc.