Kendriya Vidyalaya is a school in India run by the Central Government. This was the beginning under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. Its headquarter is in New Delhi.
It was established on 15 December 1963 by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development.
Before, that time its name was Kendriya schools. Later its name was change to Kendriya Vidyalaya. Also, all its schools affiliated with CBSE.
The main objective of the Kendriya Vidyalayas
- To meet the educational needs of children of transferable employees of the Central Government including Defense and Para-Military personnel by providing a common program of education.
- To initiate and promote experimentation and innovation in education in collaboration with other bodies like the CBSE and the NCERT etc.
- For provide, support, maintain schools for the children of transferable employees of the Government of India, temporary populations, and others including those living in remote and undeveloped places of the country.
Key Features of KVS
Accordingly, all Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country have common textbooks, and teaching done through the bilingual medium. Also, Sanskrit is taught in these schools from class VI to VIII. In addition, there is no tuition fee for boys up to class VIII. Also, no fees for girls up to class XII and SC/ST students and children of KVS employees.
The President of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is always the Minister in charge of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. Also, the actual working power rests with the Commissioner of KVS. Many committees have been form for the development of the students and for the care of the school premises. However, VMC (School Management Committee) is the head of all committees.
Number of schools of KVS
The number of Kendriya Vidyalayas spread not only in the country but also abroad. Earlier it was only 20 schools in 1963, it is now By May 2021, there have been 1248 schools. It is divided into 25 zones. Deputy Commissioner is the head of each zone. Name of the states in which Kendriya Vidyalayas run in India – Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Goa, Jammu, and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
Apart from this, there is a branch of Kendriya Vidyalaya abroad, it is in Nepal( Kathmandu), Iran ( Tehran), and Russia (Moscow).