Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kottarakara, Kollam, which was started in 1994 is a residential co-educational institution. The Vidyalaya is located in Kottarakara, where Kathakali the traditional art form of Kerala originated. The School in situated at Trikkannamangal village, 4 km away from Kottarakara Town.
NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SCHEME
Navodaya Vidyalayas are run by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Govt. of India
The National Policy on Education – 1996 envisaged setting up of residential schools, to be called Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas that would bring out the best of rural talent.
It was felt that children with special talent or aptitude should be provided opportunities to progress at a faster pace by making good quality education available to them irrespective or their capacity to pay for it. Such education would enable students from rural areas to compete with their urban counterparts on an equal footing.
The Navodaya Vidyalaya System which began as a unique experiment, is today unparalleled in the annals of school education in India and else where. Its significance lies in the selection of talented rural children as the target group and the attempt to provide them with quality education comparable to the best in a residential school system.
· 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 the rural areas, without regard to their family’s socio – economic condition.
· To ensure that all students of Navodaya Vidyalayas attain a reasonable level of competence in three languages as envisaged in the three language formula.
· To serve in each district, as focal points for improvement in quality of school education in general through sharing of experiences and facilities.
Vidyalaya is committed to achieve the Navodaya Brand Equity with all round excellence under quality modern education to develop integrated personality leading to fruitful citizens of our country.