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Kendriya Vidyalaya

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"Kendriya Vidyalaya" Sangathan

mottoTattvaṁ pūṣaṇa apāvr̥ṇu
EstablishedDecember 15, 1963
School boardCentral Board for Secondary Education (CBSE)
authorityMinistry of Education
CommissionerNidhi Pandey IIS

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (lit. 'Chain of Central Schools') is a system of central government schools in India established under the auspices of the Indian Ministry of Education (MHRD). As of December 2020[To update]It has a total of 1,245 schools in India and three abroad. It is one of the world's largest school chains. The motto of Kendriya Vidyalayas is Tattvaṁ pūṣaṇa apāvr̥ṇu, lit. 'O sun, please expose that'; In other words, "Where the face of truth is covered by the golden lid, O Sun (God), please uncover it so that truth and Dharma may be seen."


The system was launched in 1963 under the name Central Schools. Later the name was changed to Kendriya Vidyalaya. It's a non-profit organization. All schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The aim is to raise children of the Indian Defense Service, who are often stationed in remote locations. With the establishment of its own public schools by the army, the service was expanded, but not limited to all employees of the central government.

A uniform curriculum is followed by schools across India. By providing a common curriculum and education system, the Kendriya Vidyalayas aim to ensure that the children of government employees are not at an educational disadvantage when their parents are transferred from one place to another. The schools have been in operation for more than 50 years.

Kendriya Vidyalaya campus, Rohtak


The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan oversees the functioning of the schools headquartered in New Delhi. The management of this body is based on levels. The Chairman of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is always the Minister in charge of Human Resource Development for the Government of India. The deputy chairman is the Minister of State of the MHRD. The real manpower lies with the inspector of the KVS; There are additional commissioners who accompany the commissioner in managing KVS in different areas. The head of a KVS region is the deputy commissioner accompanied by a deputy commissioner. There are individual headmasters from each KV who manage the schools, as well as a deputy headmistress, the headmistress.

The Vidyalaya also has several committees for the holistic development of students and the good maintenance of the school grounds and system. The most important is the VMC (Vidyalaya Management Committee), which leads all the committees.


Main article: List of Kendriya Vidyalayas

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Headquarters, Delhi

As of October 2020[To update]There were 1,245 schools called Kendriya Vidyalayas. It is one of the largest school chains in the world with 1,240 schools in India and three overseas. A total of 1,315,157 students (as of December 6, 2019)[To update]) and 48,314 employees were in action (as of December 6, 2019)[To update]). These were divided into 25 regions, each headed by a deputy commissioner. The three Kendriya Vidyalayas outside India are located in Kathmandu, Moscow and Tehran. They are intended for the children of Indian Embassy staff and other expatriate employees of the Government of India.

A school in Tsimalakha, Bhutan was transferred to the Bhutanese government and was not a Kendriya Vidyalaya (then known as the Indo-Bhutan Central School (IBCS) more energy project) was short in 1989 after one of the largest Indo-Bhutanese projects (the Chukhha Hydal) before graduation. Indian government employees were gradually being returned to their own country.

All schools have a common curriculum and offer bilingual classes in English and Hindi. You are co-educational. Sanskrit is taught as a compulsory subject in grades VI to VIII and as an optional subject up to grade XII. Students in grades VI through VIII could learn the German language until November 2014 when the program was discontinued. But it was continued again and is available in some schools up to the 10th grade. In Moscow, students have the option of choosing French or Russian as a third or second language.

There are tuition fees for Kendriya Vidyalaya students that must pay the school development fund (Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi) with the proceeds spent on the development of this particular school. Students from planned castes and planned tribes as well as children of KVS employees are exempt from tuition fees. Girls who are their parents' only child from Grade VI are exempt from the school fees and school development fund.

KVS also has the MP contingent, which contains a special provision according to which permits are issued. Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha members can recommend some students for admission. However, these special provisions only work if KVS is in the constituency of the MP. All MPs could recommend up to six students from their constituency for admission to a Kendriya Vidyalaya. From the 2016-17 academic session, the quota was increased to 10 students.

The Quality Council of India (QCI) has accredited three KV schools: KV RK Puram, KV IIT Powai and KV Bhinga. Kendriya Vidyalaya Gole Market School in Central Delhi has become known for upgrading to "e-classroom" and e-learning teaching processes with the implementation of smart boards in the classroom. This school produces an annual school magazine called Vidyalaya Patrika.

See also

  • List of Kendriya Vidyalayas


External links

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