In accordance with the National Policy on Education (1986), Government of India started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). Presently the JNVs are spread in 27 States and 7 Union Territories. These are co-educational residential schools fully financed and administered by Government of India through an autonomous organization, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Admission in JNVs are made through the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) at class VI. The medium of instruction in JNVs is the mother tongue or regional language upto class VIII, and English thereafter for Maths and Science and Hindi for Social Science. Students of the JNVs appear for X and XII class examinations in the Central Board of Secondary Education. While education in the schools is free including board & lodging, uniforms and textbooks, a nominal fee of Rs. 200/- per month will be collected from the children from IX to XII class. However, childrenbelonging to SC/ST, Girls, Physically Handicapped and from the families whose income is below Poverty line are exempted from payment of fees.
(i) 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.
(ii) To ensure that students attain a reasonable level of competency in three languages,
(iii) To promote national integration through migration of students from Hindi to non-Hindi speaking States and vice-versa,
(iv) To serve in each district as focal point for improvement of quality of school education in general through sharing of experiences and facilities.
(i) The Regional Office supervises and monitors the functioning of JNVs under its jurisdiction and to take corrective steps to realize the objectives of the organization.
(ii) To strength the JNVs by equipping them with infrastructure and requisite man-power.
(iii) To release funds to the JNVs for their smooth and effective functioning.
(iv) To make additional academic inputs if required by deputing teachers from one JNV to another JNV.
(v) To organise training for teaching and non-teaching staff in order to develop their skills in their respective areas of work for effective discharge of their duties.
(vi) To maintain the CPF / GIS of field and Regional Office (R.O.) staff.