Admissions in Kendriya Vidyalaya Tiruvarur
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Central University of Tamil Nadu Campus, Tiruvarur, has announced the admission process from class one to five, for the academic year 2013 – 14.
A release issued here by the Registrar of Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur, and Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan ( KVS ) Regional Office in Chennai said that the issue of application forms and Registration for Admissions from Class I to V for the academic year 2013 – 14 will commence from 15th April, 2013 and close on 10th May, 2013.
Admissions in Kendriya Vidyalaya are not restricted only to Central Government employees and are open to all, and regulated as per certain priorities laid down in KVS admission guidelines.
Interested parents are required to show Birth Certificate of their child for verification at the time of collecting the application form. The application forms are available at free of cost at KV office, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Collectorate Annexe, Thanjavur Road, Tiruvarur – 610004 on all working days between 10 a.m. and one p.m. and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. or can be downloaded from the website of KVS www.kvsangathan.nic.in.
Kendriya Vidyalayas Fee doubled starts 2013 – 2014
Fees of Class 1 to XII in Kendriya Vidyalayas will be almost doubled from next month. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan ( KVS ) circulated the revised fee structure among principals of the schools. While computer and Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi ( VVN ) fees have been doubled, tuition fee remained unchanged.
According to the revised monthly fee structure, it will be 600 from Classes 1 to VIII as against the earlier fee of 290. Similarly the revised monthly fee for Class IX and X would be 800 as against the earlier 490.
The new fee structure for Classes XI – XII ( Commerce and humanities ) would be 900 every month as against 590.
Those taking Information Practice ( IP ) as an elective subject would have to pay 50 more every month.
Kendria Vidyalaya I school gets smart classrooms
The teaching methodology in the Kendria Vidyalaya I in Madurai is all set for a change, with 10 classrooms now being equipped with smart boards. These interactive boards allow running preloaded contents of lessons and other animated content. The school has installed 10 such smart boards in each classroom for the third to 12th standard students. As there are four sections for every standard, one board each has been set aside per standard, school sources said.
Principal of the school, C Muthiah said that the smart classroom concept had been launched at the Madurai KV for the first time, from the Chennai region that consists of 47 KVs in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. “On a pilot basis, 20 KVs in the country have been selected for the installation of smart classrooms and Madurai KV I is the first in the Chennai region,” he said. An expert team selected from the teachers of KV schools are working on the content for teaching materials that can be used in the smart classrooms, he said. The e – contents would be shared among the schools by the regional office of KVS and the teachers are undergoing training on content writing at present, Muthiah stated.
The smart classroom consists of an interactive board, projector and visualiser. The interactive board can act as the conventional blackboard and with the projector, the lesson contents can be played for the students. Further, the smart board can be connected to the internet to download any relevant contents for subjects, the school sources said. Another advantage for the teachers is that the lessons written on the boards can be saved and used again so that they need not start from the scratch at the next session.
G S Murugan, mathematics teacher in the school says that the smart board would be of great help to save lessons and the entire lesson could be revised during exams, without much difficulty. “These boards relieve us from the chalk dust that we are forced to inhale while writing on blackboards,” he said. The school management also said that it would aid students a great deal in learning. Unlike conventional methods of learning, their cognition could be further strengthened with the help of live materials and animated content. For instance, a teacher would find it much easier to explain the functioning of a heart with the help of simple animations, school sources said.
“The lessons taught in the classrooms can be carried home by the students in a pen drive or with the help of printouts. We believe this concept can revolutionize the teaching and learning experience in schools,” principal, Muthiah said. The boards were installed on Saturday and the teachers were asked to take demo classes for preparation, he added. Each board costs Rs 3.7 lakhs and the project is funded by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangadhan in Delhi, school sources said.
KV Schools take the lead in adherence to RTE Clauses
While many private schools are grappling with the implementation of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act ( RTE ) for admissions to Class I, the schools under the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan ( KVS ) are taking the lead in ensuring every clause is being adhered to.
Parents formed long queues at counters in the schools under the KVS as sale of forms for the admission began on 15th February, 2012. This is the second year that the KV schools have framed certain guidelines based on the clauses of RTE Act for the admission process.
Parents standing around the notice board at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Thirumangalam, carefully read the eligibility criterion for admission that said that they would accept students above five years as on 31st March, 2012.
“My daughter was born four days after the given date. But it is good that they are not compromising on the prescribed conditions,” said R. Kumar, who decided to seek admission next year for his daughter.
The issue of form and registration process will be on till 20th March, 2012. Barring a few changes, the guidelines being followed this year by KVS, Chennai, are the same as last year. “Last year, priority was given to those under the reserved category.
For instance, a student under the Scheduled Caste category and whose parents are Central government employees would be considered for the 25 percent reserved seats chosen through lots. But this year, the student will first be considered in the general category and if he / she fails to get admission under it, he can then apply to the reserved category,” said M. Vellaichamy, Principal, KV, AFS Madambakkam camp.
Similarly, until last year the eligible age for applying up to class IV was calculated based on age as on 31st March, 2012. Above Class V, the age was calculated as on 30th September, 2012.
“But due to discrepancies in calculating the ‘age-appropriate class,’ from this year onwards the age for all classes will be calculated uniformly as on 31st March, 2012,” said N.R. Murali, assistant commissioner, KVS, Chennai. There are 39 schools under KVS in Tamil Nadu.
Out of the 41 seats allotted in a classroom for admission, 10 are set aside for various reserved categories such as Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, physically challenged and children from economically weaker sections. “The students are chosen by drawing lots,” says Mr. Murali.
Kendriya Vidyalaya and US Foundation Sign MoU
The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in order to strengthen their ties in the future for the cultural and educational exchange between the India and United States.
This memorandum of understanding (MoU) between United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) was signed on the background of the ongoing International Education Week (IEW) celebrations around India.
According to a release, the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by KVS joint commissioner O.M. Prabhakaran and USIEF executive director Adam J. Grotsky with the motive of expanding the educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries, as much as possible.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) was formed in 1965 after the approval of the Government of India.
Now, there are almost 931 Kendriya Vidyalayas are running, out of which three are located abroad i.e., one each in Moscow, Kathmandu and Tehran.
It was established with the aim of fulfilling the educational needs of the children of transferable Central Government Employees including Defence Personnel and Para-Military forces by providing them a common educational programme.