Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
|Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
केंद्रीय विद्यालय संगठन
Tatvam Pooshan Apaavrunu
|Established||December 15, 1963|
|School board||Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|Authority||Ministry of Human Resource Development [MHRD]|
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is a system of central government schools in India that have been instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It comprises over 1,000 schools in India and three abroad.
The system came into being in 1963 under the name "central schools" and has been affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) since then. Later, the name was changed to Kendriya Vidyalaya. Its objective is to educate children of the Indian Defence Services personnel who are often posted to remote locations. With the army starting its own Army Public Schools, the service was extended (but not restricted) to all central government employees. The uniform curriculum followed by these schools all over India was intended to ensure that the children of government employees do not face education disadvantages when their parents are transferred by providing a common syllabus and system of education. It still operates after fifty years. 
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (Central School Organisation) oversees the functioning of these schools and has its headquarters in New Delhi, India. The administration of this school is based on different levels; the chairman of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is always the Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, and the deputy chairman is Minister of State of MHRD. The real working power lies to Commissioner of KVS; there are certain additional commissioners to accompany Commissioner in the administration of KVS in different fields. The head of a KVS region is Deputy Commissioner accompanied by certain Assistant Commissioner. There are individual principals of every KV also administering that very school of which they are made in charge.
1,086 schools are named Kendriya Vidyalayas, 1,083 in India and 3 abroad. A total of 1,148,340 students (as of 31 March 2014) and 56,445 employees were on the rolls (as of 1 September 2013). These were divided among 25 regions, each headed by a deputy commissioner.
The three Kendriya Vidyalayas outside India are in Kathmandu, Moscow and Tehran. They are intended for children of Indian embassy staff and other expatriate employees of the government of India. One school in Tshimalakha, Bhutan, was transferred to the Bhutanese government, thus ceasing to be a Kendriya Vidyalaya (then known as Indo-Bhutan Central School (IBCS)) in 1989, after one of the major Indo-Bhutan projects (the Chukhha Hydal power project) was near completion and Indian government employees were gradually transferred back to their home country.
All schools share a common syllabus and offer bilingual instruction. They are all co-educational. Sanskrit is taught as a compulsory subject from classes VI to VIII and as an optional subject until class XII. Students can elect to study the German language. In Moscow, students are given an opportunity to choose French or Russian as its third language.
Tuition fees are charged for boys from class IX onward, and students have to pay the school development fund (Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi), with the proceeds spent on the development of that particular school. Students from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and children of KVS employees are exempt from tuition. Girls who are their parents' only child from class VI onwards are exempt from both tuition and school development fund payments.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has started seeking quality accreditation for its schools. The Quality Council of India (QCI) has accredited eight schools: KV No. 1 Uppal (Hyderabad), KV AFS Manauri (Allahabad), KV Sector-8 RK Puram (New Delhi), KV Bettiah (West Champaran, Bihar), KV No. 1 (Jammu), KV IIT Powai (Mumbai). KV Ganeshkhind (Pune), and KV No-1 BBSR (Bhubaneswar).
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