The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is an Autonomous Organization under the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, which has been set up to establish & manage co-educational, residential school covering classes VI to XII known as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
The National Policy on Education 1986 envisaged establishment of a Navodaya Vidyalaya in each District of the country. The first two schools were started in 1985-86 on experimental basis. The number of schools has now grown to 509 spread over 34 Union States and Union Territories. Out of these, 485 schools are functional. These schools have over 1.58 Lakhs students on rolls. Navodaya Vidyalayas are fully residential and co-educational schools covering classes VI to XII. Education in the Vidyalayas is free for all enrolled students including lodging, boarding, text books, uniforms etc. The Vidyalayas seek to promote and develop talented, bright and gifted children predominantly from rural areas who may otherwise be denied good educational opportunities.
These Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and impart the CBSE curricula. Admission to Vidyalayas is made at the class VI level through open test conducted at District level by CBSE. About 32,000 students are admitted every year. These JNVs have been doing very well on the academic front in comparison to other school systems affiliated to CBSE. Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti through its eight Regional Offices ensures all round development of the personality of the children by providing good academic guidance apart from input in other non-scholastic areas by providing good facilities for sports, NCC, Scouts & Guides, adventure activities and computer education etc. One of the salient features of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme is migration under which 30% of children studying in Class IX from a Navodaya Vidyalaya in a Hindi belt gets shifted for studies to a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of non-Hindi area and vice-versa and thus helps to promote National Integration.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mayannur, Thrissur (JNV) was established in 1988 in accordance with NPE-1986. Out of the Total strength of 491 students studying in this School, 273 are boys and 219 girls.It is situated in a 21.265 – acre plot in the bank of Bharatha puzha River with beautiful landscapes in Mayannur Village of Kondazhy Panchayat, Thalappilly Taluk, Thrissur District, Kerala State. The Vidyalaya is at a distance of 52 Km from Thrissur Distr