With the process going online for the first time, at least 27 lakh students applied for admission to Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country so far. This is a jump of nearly 5 lakh in comparison to 2016’s figure.
While hailing the Navodaya Vidyalayas for providing education in rural sector, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar tweeted this reflected the growing quest for quality education in villages.
Javadekar also tweeted, “As many as 27 lakh aspirants have registered for Navodaya Vidyalayas admission test for 6th standard to be conducted on Feb 10, 2018 for AY2018-19 as compared to 22.5 lakh last year. This reflects the growing quest for Quality Education in rural India,” he tweeted.
He then tweeted, “Nearly 5 lakh more students have registered for admission to Navodaya Vidyalayas this year due to introduction of simplified one-page application form & online registration system. The Vidyalayas have around 45000 seats in 623 schools spread over 601 districts across States. They provide free Quality Education with Boarding & Lodging for students from rural India.”
And then tweeted, “The Vidyalaya students have been making impressive performance in various competitive exams like IIT-JEE and NEET. They have also produced alumnis in almost all fields, including Civil Servants, Engineers, Doctors, CAs, and Entrepreneurs.”