18 Interesting Facts About Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools And Their Students

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Updated on 23 Oct, 2015 at 5:09 pm


1. Kendriya Vidyalala was founded as a system in 1963, but at the time it was called Central School.


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Biswarup Ganguly

2. Kendriya Vidyalaya is one of the largest chain of schools in India with three branches abroad.


3. All Kendriya Vidyalayas operate under the aegis of the Ministry of HRD, GOI.


4. As of September 2014, Uttar Pradesh tops the list of the highest number of enrolments in KVS among all States and UTs of India.


A total of 1,46,448 students.


5. Delhi comes second with 1,01,564 students.


6. As of February 2015, there was a total of 1099 functional KVS across India.


7. All KVS are divided into 25 regions, each headed by a deputy commissioner.


8. The three KVS abroad are in Kathmandu, Tehran and Moscow.

All three cater to children of Indian embassy staff and expatriate employees of GOI.


9. Sanskrit is taught as a compulsory subject from classes VI to VIII.


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10. German language is an optional study for students.


11. Only boys from class IX onwards are charged tuition fees.


12. Children of KV employees and SC/ST students are exempt from tuition fees.


13. Eight schools have been accredited by the Quality Council of India (QCI).

Among them are KV Sector-8, R.K. Puram, New Delhi; KV IIT-Powai, Mumbai; and KV AFS, Manauri, Allahabad.


14. 178 districts of the country do not have a KVS, as per a March 2015 official report.


15 One of the principal objectives of KVS is to cater to the educational needs of children of armed forces personnel.


16. KVS is affiliated to CBSE board since its inception.


17. Students in KVS are divided in four houses – Shivaji, Raman, Ashoka and Tagore.


18. The motto of KVS is ‘Jyanartha Pravesh, Sewavrtha Prasthan‘.

It means ‘Enter for knowledge, Leave for Service’.


Sukanta Sarkar

Sukanta Sarkar

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