Navodaya Vidyalayas were set up with the objective of providing good quality modern education to talented children particularly from rural areas. At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas. Reservation for SC and ST students is in proportion to their population, subject to a minimum of national average of these categories.
2,87,967 students were on the rolls of Navodaya Vidyalayas at the end of the Academic Session 2020-21. The percentage of students belonging to SC/ST categories, in the Navodaya Vidyalayas is well above the national norms (15% SC & 7.5% ST). Thus the JNVs are serving rural students, specially girls, SC & ST students in excess of national average. This has also been appreciated by the Standing Committee of Parliament on Ministry of Education.
|Number of Functional JNVs||645|
|No. of Students on Rolls||2,87,967|
|(As on 31.03.2021)|