Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, Longleng at Tangha Village, under Longleng district (Image for representational purpose only; courtesy: http://longleng.jnv.academy/)
The students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas run by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti under Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) have shown excellent results in Joint Entrance Examination Main 2018, an official release maintained.
JEE is conducted annually by Central Board of Secondary Education for admission to premier institutes like IIT/NITs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
According to a press release by the Ministry through PIB, out of 11653 Navodaya students that appeared in JEE (Main) this year, 4360 have qualified to appear in Advance Examination to be conducted on May 20.
“This accounts for 37% of success rate, which is much beyond any group of schools,” it said.
The release also cited a tweet by HRD Minister where he informed that “this year 4360 Rural Students of Navodaya Vidyalaya have qualified for JEE Advanced as against 3563 students last year, which is an impressive 22% increase…”
“With this feat students have crossed their first step in securing admission in good institutes like IISc, IITs, NITs and other premier institutes,” the release said.
Last year, a total of 3563 qualified for JEE (Advanced) examination out of 9757 JNV students who appeared, it added.
It further noted that out of 4360 students qualified, 444 students were trained with special coaching with the help of NVS alumni network and NGOs.
Navodaya Vidyalayas were started in 1986 to provide modern quality education to the talented children predominantly from rural areas.
As per the MHRD’s record, there are 625 JNVs functioning across the country except Tamil Nadu and the entire cost of education and the living is incurred by the government.