Initiatives by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti to ensure continuity of education during COVID 19

New Delhi: Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) with the support of Ministry of Education, MHA and state administration ensured safe return of 3173 migrated students of Class-IX during COVID pandemic period. By imparting online training to teachers and conducting online classes, NVS made all efforts to ensure no academic loss to students. For students without proper devices, proper education is being ensured by providing study materials, AAC and printed assignments. The following activities in academics and capacity building were undertaken:


Opening of JNVs: NVS developed SOP for opening of JNVs on the basis of SOP issued by MOE, MHA & MoHFW by incorporating the salient features of state administration guidelines. Accordingly, Students of classes X and XII have reported in JNVs for physical classes with their parents’ consent. 406 JNVs have been reopened in states/UTs where permission to open residential schools have been given. Bridge courses and special classes are being carried out for the students to fill up the learning gaps. National Pre board Exams have been completed for classes X and XII.

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Launch of Vigyan Jyoti Phase-2: Vigyan Jyoti Project is an ambitious collaborative initiative between Dept. of Science & Technology and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti for promotion of Girls Students in JNVs. Vigyan Jyoti Project (Phase I) is going successfully in 58 JNVs since December 2019. The same is extended to 42 more JNVs in Phase-II.
Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program: Mr Vivekananda Gosh, JNV Kolar Karnataka & Mr Amit Kumar, JNV Shimla Himachal Pradesh have been selected for the Fulbright Teaching Excellence Achievement (FTEA) & The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (FDAI) for 2020-21.

Capacity building Programmes in collaboration with other organizations

  • Six Days’ Training Programme for Regional Language Teachers in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore in light of NEP-2020
  • Keeping in view the importance of Regional languages as per NEP-2020, 45 Malayalam, 106 Marathi, 94 Kannada & 69 Telugu language teachers of NVS have been trained.
  • Five Days’ Online Training Programme on Pedagogical Leadership for NVS Principals in collaboration with NIEPA New Delhi

NEP-2020 has outlined the Role of Principals focussing on preparing & implementing Pedagogical Plans based on Competency based Education. NVS in collaboration with NIEPA, New Delhi is organizing Five Days’ Online Training for preparing Principals as Master Trainers to impart further training to their fellow Principals on Pedagogical Leadership in two batches of 50 Participants in each batch. The training programme for the first batch is scheduled from 22nd February, 2021 and second programme is scheduled in the month of April, 2021.

Kala Utsav 2020- NVS Performance

In Kala Utsav-2020, RUPESH DEBBARMA from JNV Gomti, Tripura won first prize in Folk Music and D VENKAT RAO from JNV East Godavari, AP won first prize in 3D Sculpture.

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