After two years it was shifted to the permanent site at
Seegodu, on Chikmagaqlur to Sringeri road, 5 Km from Balehonnur town. What started in a
modest way, with limited facilities and number of difficulties has grown now in
infrastructure facilities by leaps and bounds, with distinct buildings and areas like
Administration Block, Academic Block, Residential Quarters, Kitchen & Dining Hall,
Dormitories, Play fields etc., in 36 acres of land divided by state highway in to two
plots covering the entire area of the crest and flanks of a hillock. The Campus is located
in picturesque beauty of forest and coffee estates. The school provides the best
environment to the rural talented students with all the facilities of the most modern
famous temples of Sri Sharadamba at Sringeri and Sri Annapoorneshwari at Horanadu are just
30 to 40 km from the Vidyalaya and school can boast of its district called Kashmir of
South India due to its climate and serene beauty.The famous temples of Sri Sharadamba at
Sringeri and Sri Annapoorneshwari at Horanadu are just 30 to 40 km from the Vidyalaya and
school can boast of its district called Kashmir of South India due to its climate and
The Main stay of
the Navodaya Vidyalay Samiti is the administration of the residential schools all over the
country and various other activities centring around the school education. The Schools run
by the Samiti are called Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV). Five hundred and nine such
Schools have been sanctioned in 34 States and Union Territories except Tamil Nadu. Out of
these, 485 Schools are presently functional.
The objectives of the
Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme are as follows:
To provide good quality modern education, including a strong
component of culture, inculcation of values, awareness of the environment, adventure
activities and physical education - to the talented children predominantly from rural
areas, without regard to their family's socio-economic condition.
To ensure that all students of Navodaya Vidyalayas attain a
reasonable level of competence in three languages as envisaged in the three language
To serve, in each district, as focal points for improvement in
quality of school education in general through sharing of experiences and facilities.
Scouting and Guiding,
Vidyalaya Samiti is recognised as a State for Scouting and Guiding activities by the
Bharat Scouts and Guides. Navodaya students regularly and actively participate in various
programmes of BSG.
NCC is being introduced in JNVs in a phased manner. Samiti had a total cadet strength of
9420 during 2003-2004. As part of NCC training, students of the JNVs attended several
camps and excelled themselves.
Games and Sports
Games and Sports are encouraged in the JNVs to develop fitness, physical and
neuro-muscular skills and promote the spirits of co-operation and sportsmanship.
Vidyalayas organize National Sports Meets to identify talented children in sports.
Specialised sports like archery, Judo and Gymnastics are encouraged in some of the JNVs
situated in tribal areas in the country.
Training for Quality
It has become very essential for Samiti to organize its own training facilities to equip
the 8000 odd teachers working in the Samiti. As such Samiti has established five
training centers informally within the available infrastructure in the Vidyalaya campuses
at Chandigarh, Ghaziabad, Goa, Hyderabad and Guntur where a building was donated by a
local philanthropist. These training centers are now known as "Navodaya
Leadership Institutes". These institutes are regularly organizing in-service
training courses/refresher courses for the teachers from different parts of the country.
The following are the
nature of training courses being conducted from time to time.
Induction /pre-service training courses for the Principals, PGT/TGTs
for a duration of 21 days
Content oriented in-service training courses for PGTs and TGTs in
different subjects for a duration of two to three weeks depending upon the nature of the
Short-term refresher courses for subject teachers on content
analysis, innovations, testing and evaluation for a duration of approximately six days to
Capsule courses of three days duration on specific subject areas like
remediation, setting up question papers, evaluation etc. depending upon the requirement of
The training methodology to a large extent is participatory reducing the lecture method to
minimum. The process of learning of the trainees will consist methods like
discussion, case study, investigation, problem solving, role play, group work, project
work, field visits and other participatory activities.
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is highlighting the factors of Qualitative Education during the
training programmes to different categories of Navodaya Vidyalaya staff members and some
of the factors of emphasis during the training programmes are as below:
Safety & Security of stakeholders
Identifying training needs, prioritizing, planning,
implementation & Evaluation of the training programmes
Making them to understand and act for Vision and Objectives for their
sense of purpose
Implementation of National curricular plan
Increasing competitiveness in work
Looking to pool up the talents of professionals with a concern to
work in teams
Full attendance of stakeholders
Minimizing or avoiding disruptive tendencies of productivity
Responding the accountability
Proper Interpersonal Human relationships
Creation of congenial residential culture
Use of vivid, audio-video teaching aids
Space for innovative methods of teaching
Continuous comprehensive evaluation
Timely completion of specific works of staff
Use of electronic media devices
Inculcation of moral & value oriented education.
In order to held the teachers reach a high level of attainment through innovation and
experimentation, training of teachers is an important aspect of teacher skill
up-gradation. Emphasis is laid on modern educational technology, appropriate
inter-personal human relationship, the right kind of environment, value orientation,
interaction and participatory approach in teaching and learning processes in the
Vidyalayas. The Samiti also takes care of continuous pre-service and in service
training of teachers in collaboration with higher institutes of learning in the country
such as NCERT, NIEPA, RIE etc. The training wing of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti aims
at the following:
Identification of the needs of the Navodaya Vidyalaya teachers and
accordingly, the organisation of various types of in-service courses for them.
Development of curriculum enrichment material for in service courses
as well as for reinforcing actual classroom teaching.
Development of effective low cost teaching aids and acquainting
teachers with the latest educational technology.
Encouragement & coordination of innovative practices, action
research, experimentation, survey projects etc. in the areas of the Navodaya Vidyalaya
Evaluation of the practices and procedures of the Navodaya Vidyalaya
System and suggestion of steps for further improvement.
Creation of nodal centers of dissemination of value bases education
in Navodaya Vidyalayas.