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03 February 2012

SHORT HISTORY OF JNV

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya known as JNV are Indian schools for talented children and form a part of the system of gifted education. Its significance lies in the selection of talented rural children as the target group and the attempt to provide them with quality education comparable to the best in a residential school system, without regard to their family's socio-economic condition.
They are located all over the country, except Tamil Nadu. There are approximately 593 JNVs across India as of 2010. Admission process includes an All India Entrance Exam, held at district level.

Management

The chain of Navodaya Vidyalayas is managed by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti which is an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, and Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education.
The Samiti functions through an Executive Committee under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Human Resource Development. Union Minister of State for Education is the Vice- Chairman of the Samiti. The Executive Committee is assisted by Finance Committee, and Academic Advisory Committee in its functions.
The Samiti has eight Regional Offices for administration of Vidyalayas under their respective regions. For each Vidyalaya, there is a Vidyalaya Advisory Committee and a Vidyalaya Management Committee for the general supervision of the Vidyalaya. District Magistrate of the concerned district is the Chairman of the Vidyalaya level Committees with local educationists, public representatives and officials from the District as members. NVS headquartered is presently located at New Delhi.

History

First established in 1985 at Rohtak, Haryana and Amravati, Maharashtra, they are the brain child ofP. V. Narasimha Rao. They were started during Prime Ministership of Rajiv Gandhi to find and foster talented children from the rural parts of India. They started with the name Navodaya Vidyalayasand renamed later as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in the birth-centenary year of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.

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