Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are planned to have an identity exclusive to their function; that of a hallowed seat of learning. These are residential schools resembling traditional “Gurukulas”, to which the students develop an inherent and strong sense of belonging and pride.
The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas have school buildings, boys & girls’ hostels, dining and kitchen facility, residences for faculty and staff with ample open spaces for playing and recreation. A Smriti Van in the memory of late Sh. Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, is an integral part of all the Navodaya Vidyalaya campuses. For hilly areas, where the School building and dormitory blocks with a Central courtyard cannot be accommodated, modular design is adopted. These buildings are made double- storied to optimize the cost of construction. In various zones of the country, materials and specifications are adopted as per CPWD, local availability. Specific provisions are being made for buildings in the earthquake zones. All new JNV buildings are equipped with fire safety measures and provisions for physically challenged.
The built form of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas is simple, low profile, and vernacular so as not to appear alien and forbidding in its surroundings. The emphasis is not on the physical form but on its overall relationship with its setting, which is natural and quaint, in keeping with its predominantly rural set-up and an ambience which merges well with the surroundings. All buildings are single/double-storeyed for the ease of construction and user friendliness. For varying climatic and topographical regions, different variations of designs with different roof forms and building materials are adopted.
The school building provides 18 classrooms, 3 laboratories, a computer room, a library, display areas, administrative and staff rooms. Each classroom accommodates 40 students. Four(Two each) separate sets of toilets for boys and girls are provided. The entrance of the school building is given an attractive form. The entry extends on to a platform, which acts as a stage during assembly. The central courtyard acts as assembly ground.
The full strength of Jawahar Navodya Vidyalayas is 560 students with hostel facility for all. In a residential school, the students are expected to learn living habits with self-sufficiency, discipline, dignity of labour and sharing attitude. Their living accommodation should, therefore, induce the right atmosphere besides providing natural light, ventilation, physical and visual spaciousness. The tropical climatic conditions in our country are an important consideration in the design of the hostel. The children do not face the space constraints in hostel. Neither a strong pattern alien to their life style is imposed on them. That is why the physical form of the hostel is kept simple but highly efficient from functional point of view. There are 6 hostels, each accommodating 96 students, 4 for boys and 2 for girls. In case the requirement of hostels for Girl students occurs, additional hostel for girls is constructed additionally. Hostels also have accommodation for two house-masters (one for 48 students)
Principal’s residence of size 186 sq.mtrs. (Type-V) & Vice Principal’s residence of size 121 sqm. is placed at a vantage location in the layout of buildings for effective control. There are 18 residences of 80 sq.mtrs. each for teachers, 12 nos. residences of 80 sqm. each for Warden, 13 Nos residences to 70 sq.mtrs. each for administrative staff and supporting staff. Guest House of plinth Area 80 sqm. is also constructed in the Vidyalaya Campus)
A spacious dining hall for 560 students along with kitchen measuring 758 sqm. is provided where all students can take food at a time.
These include Electric substation, under Ground Sump of 1.00 lac ltrs. capacity, Roads internal & pathways, sewerage, water supply, storm water drain., play field of dimension 190X110 m. having a 400 meters running track, two kho-kho grounds(one each for Boys & girls) of size 40X30 m and two basket ball courts of size 40X30 m.
All newly constructed JNVs have basic and essential required facilities like barrier free ramp and toilets for physically handicapped students. However, some of the JNVs constructed on old CBRI pattern have also been extended this facilities through a special drive to make them disabled friendly in tune with the Govt’ s initiative to promote inclusive Education in the schools so that physical mobility is not a constraint in pursuit of formal school education among such children.
|Name of JNVs||State||Constn. Agency||Regions|
|Lahaul & Spiti||Himachal Pradesh||CPWD||Chandigarh|
|Jammu-II||Jammu & Kashmir||HSCL||Chandigarh|
|East Godawari-II (Khammam-II)||Andhara Pradesh||HSCL||Hyderabad|