A proud moment indeed — Our rural friends from Navodaya Vidyalaya have performed really well in JEE Main 2018. This year 4360 Rural Students of Navodaya Vidyalaya have qualified for JEE Advanced as against 3653 students last year. This results in 22% increase in the number of qualifying candidates as compared to last year.

Also quoting the success rate, the government has disclosed that “Out of 11653 Navodaya students appeared in JEE Main this year, 4360 have qualified to appear in Advance Examination to be conducted on May 20, 2018. This accounts for 37% of success rate, which is much beyond any group of schools. In the previous year, 9757 JNV Students appeared in JEE Main examination and 3563 qualified for JEE Advanced examination.

4360 Rural Students of Navodaya Vidyalaya Qualify for JEE Advanced 2018

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar also tweeted and appreciated the effort of Modi government towards education. He tweeted: “This year 4360 Rural Students of Navodaya Vidyalaya have qualified for JEE Advanced as against 3563 students last year, which is an impressive 22% increase. Kudos to them. This is also a testimony of govt’s focus on quality education.”

The JEE Main 2018 results were declared by CBSE on official websites jeemain.nic.in and cbseresults.nic.in. on April 30, 2018. After which, in a release, the HRD Ministry said that the students from these institutions have shown excellent results. Most of the Jawahar Navadaya Vidyalayas are in the rural areas of the given district.

Navodaya Vidyalayas were started in 1986 to provide modern quality education to the Talented children predominantly from rural areas. This initiation has produced excellent results for many years. Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti mentioned it as a proud moment for the organisation and congratulated all Navodaya students. There are 625 JNVs functioning across the country except Tamil Nadu. Entire cost of education and the living is incurred by the government.

There are about 2.6 lakh students, mostly from poor families who get admission in Navodaya Vidyalaya following a competitive tests. More than 70 per cent of these students are either from SC/ST or OBC classes and general students comprise the rest.

The release also stated that out of 4360 students qualified for Advanced examination 444 students were trained with special coaching with the help of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) alumni network and NGOs.

B.K Singh, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti commissioner says that three factors, motivation of students, strong support and hard work by teachers, NGOs and government emphasis on quality education were responsible for the significant achievement.

Stating the reason for the success, Ramachandra, Joint Commissioner (academic) of the NVS said that the fact that these schools are residential helps establish a stronger discipline among students.

“As they belong to impoverished families and rural areas, these students have fire in their bellies and most are determined to change their fortunes.” — Ramachandra, Joint Commissioner (academic) of the NVS

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Washim alone has produced 14 candidates who have qualified for JEE Advanced 2018. The principal of the school, Mr. R.S. Chandanshiv, congratulated all the 14 candidates in a release on the website of the school. Here are the names of the 14 candidates:

These 4360 students have crossed their first step in securing admission in the IITs of the nation. This year JEE (Advance) examination will be held online mode. The registration for JEE Advanced started on May 02, 2018 and the last date to fill the online application form is May 07, 2018. Eligible candidates will appear in the examination on May 201, 2018 and the admit card for the same will be available from May 14, 2018.