Students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, run by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti under Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), have scripted a success story with a record performance in the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE) 2018.
“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. Kudos to them. This is also a testimony of govt's focus on quality education,” Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a tweet.
The JEE is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to premier institutes such as IIT/NITs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
“Out of 11653 Navodaya students appeared in JEE Main this year, 4360 have qualified to appear in Advance Examination to be held on May 20, 2018,” an official statement said, adding, “Last year, 9757 JNV students appeared in JEE Main examination and 3563 qualified for JEE Advance examination.”
Out of 4360 students qualified for Advanced examination, over 444 students were trained with special coaching with the help of NVS alumni network and NGOs.
Established in the year 1986, Navodaya Vidyalayas provide quality education to talented students predominantly from rural areas and students of these schools have produced excellent results for many years. Over 625 Navodaya Vidyalayas are functioning across the country except for Tamil Nadu.