New Delhi: Schools run by the government like Jawahar Navoday Vidyalay have once again excelled in JEE (Main) examination. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar informed that this year 4360 students belonging to the Navodaya Vidyalaya have qualified for JEE (Advanced) as against 3653 students last year, which is an increase of 22 percent.
Most of the Jawahar Navadaya Vidyalayas are in the rural areas of the given district. The Union minister said that kudos to these students. He further said that this is a testimony of the government's focus on quality education. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are run by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti under Union Ministry of Human Resource Development while Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Joint Entrance Examination is conducted for admission in premier institutes like IIT, NIT and IISER for admission in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Out of the total 11,653 Navodaya students that appeared in JEE (Main) this year, 4360 qualified to appear in JEE (Advance) Examination which would be conducted on May 20, 2018. This accounts for 37 per cent success rate for the JNV, which is much better than any group of schools in the country. Last year 9757 JNV students appeared in JEE (Main) examination and 3563 qualified for JEE Advance examination. Out of 4360 students qualified for JEE (Advanced) examination 444 students were trained in special coaching with the help of NVS alumni network and NGOs. NVS Alumni connect has also been established, through which the alumni are encouraged to support and hand hold the students of NVS.
This year JEE (Advance) examination will be held online. With this feat students have crossed their first step in securing admission in premier institutes of the country. Navodaya Vidyalayas were started in 1986 to provide quality education to the talented children predominantly from the rural areas and that has produced excellent results for many years till date. There are 625 JNVs functioning across the country except Tamil Nadu. Entire cost of education and the living is borne by the government.