Jawahar Vidya Mandir
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|Jawahar vidya Mandir, Shyamali|
|Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India|
|Chairperson||A. K. Tyagi|
|Principal||A. K. Singh|
|Number of students||5,500|
|Classes||Nursery - 12|
Jawahar Vidya Mandir, previously known as DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, is an educational institute in Jharkhand located at Shyamali Colony, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. The school features education from the kindergarten to senior secondary levels. It has a permanent affiliation[note 1] to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and is managed by a committee appointed by MECON, Ranchi.
The school began in 1964 as Jawahar Vidya Mandir. The principal was Ms Parmar. The school started with only one building, where the present Primary School is located. During this period the school had Nursery, KG I and KG II classes before Class I. In 1971 the Primary School building was extended for more classes/sections. In 1973, the class KG II was removed, the children were given two options; one either to get double promoted to class I or remain in KG II.
In 1973, the school changed its name from Jawahar Vidya Mandir to DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir and started following the CBSE Board and again in 2008 it changed to Jawahar Vidya Mandir. In 1975, the new school building was ready and the School got divided into Primary School and Secandary School. In 1975 the School principal was Dr Vohra who continued till 1978-79 and was replaced with Mr Ramakrishna as the principal. Mrs Krishnaswamy was the Vice Principal. Subsequently, Mr R.E. Singh became the Principal. When he left, Mr. D.R.Singh as the principal. Mr.D.R.Singh, Principal (2000-2013) was succeeded by Mr. A.K.Singh (2013 - till date).
Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali is a premier institute of Eastern India for senior secondary studies and many students from other states of India come to Ranchi for pursuing senior secondary studies from it.
The school has a strength of around 5,500 students on a campus spread over 5.6 acres. The curriculum is based on CBSE. The principal of the school is Mr. A. K. Singh.
The school has laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science and Mathematics. The school has two libraries: a general library and a reference library which is only for the use of senior secondary students.
The school consists of separate campuses for primary, secondary and higher secondary. A big and sprawling section for senior secondary has been constructed.
To foster qualities of team-spirit, self-confidence, co-operation and the spirit of emulation the school has introduced the a 'house system' whereby the students are divided into four houses viz. Tilak, Tagore, Rajendra and Dayanand. House activities are supervised by teachers acting as House Masters & Mistresses while everything else is taken care of by the students under the leadership of the House Captains and Vice Captains. Competitions in debate, quiz, music, elocution, painting etc. are held at inter-house levels as per the calendar of events published at the commencement of an academic session. Inter-house sports tournaments are an important part of house activities and students are coached to participate in various district, state and national level championships. Regular yoga classes are also conducted for all-round moral and physical growth. Jawahar Vidya Mandir also has special sports, music and dance rooms to allow students to cultivate their passions.
- M. S. Dhoni, presently the Indian Cricket Team captain
- Komal Jha, actress in South Indian film industry
- Upasana Gupta, author of And The Reason Is you
- The school's affiliation number is 3430004. The School had provisional affiliation since 1979. Permanent affiliation was granted from May 1, 1985 vide CBSE letter CBSE/Affl/3304/86/6408 dated January 10, 1986.