Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar approved an increase of 5,000 seats at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country. The admission to the additional seats will start in the 2019-20 academic session.
Javadekar said this is the biggest-ever expansion of quality education for rural students and a step in the right direction. He said this expansion will provide more opportunity for talented children from rural areas to get a quality education.
Navodaya is the only education system in the country where students give entrance examination for admission into Class six.