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Addition of 5000 more seats in Navodaya Vidyalayas from AY 2019-20 approved

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has approved an increase of 5000 seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) for the Academic Year 2019-20. The addition of 5000 seats will mean availability of 51000 seats from AY 2019-20.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has approved an increase of 5000 seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) for the Academic Year 2019-20.  At present the number of seats in JNVs, residential schools for talented rural children, are 46600. The addition of 5000 seats will mean availability of 51000 seats from AY 2019-20.

Navodaya is the only education system in the country where students give entrance examination for admission into Class 6.  In 2001, 5.50 lakh aspirants appeared for the entrance examination for Class 6.  Over the years the number of aspirants appearing for the entrance examination has increased considerably. For the 2019 entrance test, 31.10 lakh students have registered for the entrance examination.

The Navodaya Vidyalaya system, which began as a unique experiment, is today unparalleled in the annals of school education in India and elsewhere and have become passport out of poverty for thousands of underprivileged children.  In the past five years Navodaya Vidyalaya have consistently recorded a pass percentage of over 97 per cent in Class 10 and Class 12, of which 86% securing first division, which is far better than private schools and CBSE’s national average.

Source : PIB


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