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KV offers Free Education for only girl child

With a vision to promote the education among the girl children, all the Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) across India has decided to free education from classes VI-XII to girls who are the single child of their parents

The Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are one of the best schools from the public education sector of the country. Across India, there are around 1100 KVs which caters to over 12 lakh children. However, getting an admission in a KV is a difficult task but most parents end up not getting an admission because of their ignorance of the admission guidelines. The guidelines provide for automatic admission & free education for a girl child who is the only child to her parents

List of the guidelines issued by KVs for Admission purpose

Various priorities should be followed in granting admissions. For KVs in Civil or Defence Sector, the following order of priority should be followed.

Children belonging to transferable and non-transferable Central government employees or if they are the 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.

The transfers of the parents in the last 7 years will also be considered in the admission process.

In the Kendriya Vidyalayas which has been under taken by Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and Institutes of Higher Learning, the 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 will be given first preference. However, the same order will be  followed as other KVs regarding other priorities.

For Class I every year, the examination norms which are followed by KVs duly comply with norms of the Right to Education Act (RTE) that says 25% seats should be reserved for the children who belongs to the disadvantaged groups. For Class II to Class VIII, the admission will be made by following above-mentioned norms based on vacancies. And an entrance test will be conducted for admission in class IX according to which a merit list will be prepared for each of the priority categories and seats would be filled sequentially.

However, there are also some special provisions for Admission in KVs apart from the regular categories. There are particular categories under which children can get direct admissions in a Kendriya Vidyalaya even over and above the existing class strength.

Here are these 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

The School also has 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.