Thursday, May 20, 2010

No JNVST 2011?!

All of us are aware of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act which came into effect from April 2010.As per the provisions of the Act, conducting admission test is illegal. The new law questions the Navodaya's sysytem of 'talent identification and naruture method'. Section 13 of the act bars all schools from subjecting “the child or his or her parents or guardian to any screening procedure”. The section punishes those who infringe with a fine of Rs 25,000 for the first violation and Rs 50,000 per infringement subsequently. In the absence of a proper admission test, what would be the new criteria for admiting the students? Governament of Andhra Pradesh has recently cancelled a scheduled admission test for State Residential Schools. AP govt has decided to follow wait and watch policy until Minisrry of HRD will come out with a solution for admission into Navodayas. Lets hope Ministry of HRD will get exemption from the clause and the things will go smoothly without geopardizing the next year's admission procedure.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir, The selection system in Navodaya Vidyalayas have ensured that they get very bright students. There have been students from Navodaya Vidyalays who have been toppers/ gold medalists in IIM Ahmadabad and umpteen top B Schools in India. There have been students from JNVs who are working as doctors in thousands of hospitals and there are many success stories. The basic filtering mechanism for all the bright students has been the admission test. Hope it prevails and good students will come in