Prime News, National, Education, New Delhi, January 7:- Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday announced an increase of 5,000 seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) for the academic year 2019-20.
At present, the number of seats in JNVs residential schools for rural children, is 46,600. The addition of 5,000 seats will mean availability of 51,000 seats from 2019.
“This is a step in the right direction. This is the biggest-ever expansion of quality education for rural students. This unprecedented expansion of JNVs, nearly free of cost residential schools, will provide more opportunity for talented children from rural areas to get quality education,” said Javadekar.