Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Chikmagalur was started on 23rd October 1986 by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, an autonomous body which comes under the Ministry of Human recourse & Development, New Delhi. at Coffee Research station, Koppa Taluk, Chikmagalur District. Navodaya Vidyalaya is the dream child of late Rajeev Gandhi, the Ex Prime Minister of India. The school is one of the senior most Navodaya Schools in India. As classes grew, the want of space and infrastructure made necessity to shift the campus to new location.
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 education.
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 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 serene beauty.
Objective & Salient Features Of Navodaya Vidyalayas
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 formula.
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, and NCC
Navodaya 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 Education
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 course.
Short-term refresher courses for subject teachers on content analysis, innovations, testing and evaluation for a duration of approximately six days to one week.
Capsule courses of three days duration on specific subject areas like remediation, setting up question papers, evaluation etc. depending upon the requirement of teachers.
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 System.
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.