Source: factly | Author: Rakesh Dubbudu | Image Source: kvfaridkot
It is that time of the year where parents keep running around for admission of their children in schools & colleges. The high demand coupled with fewer quality institutions makes the admission season all the more vexing for parents. Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are the bright stars of the public education system in the country. There are more than 1100 KVs across the country catering to over 12 lakh children. Getting an admission to KVs is a challenge for most parents, more so because of the lack of awareness about the admission guidelines.
Guidelines for Admission to KVs
The admission guidelines specify various priorities to be followed in granting admissions. For KVs in Civil or Defence Sector, the following order of priority should be followed.
- Children of transferable and non-transferable Central government employees and children of ex- servicemen.
- Children of transferable and non-transferable employees of Autonomous Bodies / Public Sector Undertaking/Institute of Higher Learning of the Government of India.
- Children of transferable and non-transferable State Government employees.
- Children of transferable and non-transferable employees of Autonomous Bodies/ Public Sector Undertakings/Institute of Higher Learning of the State Governments.
- Children from any other category including the children of Foreign Nationals who are located in India due to their work or for any personal reasons.
Preference in admission will be based on the number of transfers of the parents in the last 7 years.
For KVs that are under Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and Institutes of Higher Learning, the first preference would be given to Children and grandchildren of employees of the Project/Institutes of Higher Learning, Children of Project employees & Post Graduate students who are working on long-term research projects and children and grand children of retired employees. The other priorities would follow in the same order as for other KVs.
These admission norms would be followed for Class I every year duly complying with the norms of the Right to Education Act (RTE) where 25% seats are to be reserved for children belonging to disadvantaged groups. The admissions for Class II to Class VIII would follow the above-mentioned norms based on vacancies. For Class IX, an admission test would be conducted and merit list will be prepared for each of the priority categories and seats would be filled sequentially.
Special Provisions for Admission
Apart from the regular categories, there are certain categories of children who are eligible to directly get admission to KVs over and above the existing class strength. The following are some such special categories.
- The children and dependent grand children of Members of Parliament.
- Children and grand children of serving and retired KVS employees.
- Children of Central Government employees who die in harness.
- Children of recipients of Paramveer Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, Veer Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra & Shourya Chakra, Sena Medal(Army), Nav Sena Medal (Navy), Vayu Sena Medal (Air Force).
- Children of recipients of President’s Police medal for gallantry & Police medal for gallantry.
- Meritorious sports children who have secured I, II & III position in SGFI/CBSE/National/State level games organized by the Government.
- Recipients of Rashtrapati Puraskar in Scouts & Guides.
- Single girl children in class I and from class VI onwards subject to a maximum of two per section in class I and two per class in class VI and onwards.
- Children who are recipients of National Bravery Award.
- Children whose parent is a teacher, and is a recipient of National Award for teachers.
- Each MP can refer 06 cases for admission in an academic year.
- Each Directorate of education of Armed Forces can refer 06 cases for admission in an academic year.
Single Girl Child is also exempted from paying Fees
KVs have one of the lowest fee structures in the country. Exemptions are granted to certain categories of children like the following.
- All Girl Students are exempted from Tuition Fees & Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi Contribution (VVN).
- All SC/ST students are exempted from Tuition Fees & Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi Contribution (VVN).
- Children of armed forces & paramilitary personnel killed or declared missing or permanently disabled during a counter-insurgency operation are exempted from all kinds of Fees.
- Children of Parents living below poverty line are exempted from Tuition Fees & Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi Contribution (VVN).
- All girl students from classes VI to XII who happen to be the only child of their parents are exempted from all kinds of Fees.