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The thrust on academic excellence in the classroom has been accompanied by an effort to build up the Vidyalayas as co-educational residential institutions. The House System of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, functions as an effective instrument for the development of the personality of the students. It furthers team spirit, by involving students in a variety of co-curricular and extra curricular activities.

The inter house competitions, organizational responsibilities, games, sports & art in education activities help students to groom themselves into competent & self-confident individuals.

The value of dignity of labour & concern for environment is sought to be incorporated by self help activities that are part & parcel of the daily schedule of all Vidyalayas. Teachers who stay in residence provide teaching help after class hours through remedial teaching sessions held in the afternoons.

Teachers as House Masters or House Mistress maintain a close association with students and provide the necessary support to children.

Name of Houses

Since JNVs have established in every corner of the country, name of the houses should also reflect the all India character of Vidyalaya. This will creates feeling oneness not only among the vidyalayas but also among the children who migrate in class IX from one linguistic region to another. Keeping this in view, following four names are recommended by the NVS for maintaining uniformity in all JNVs.

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Aravali House Aravali House
Nilgiri House Nilgiri House
Shivalik House Shivalik House
Udaigiri House Udaigiri House

House Colours

Colours for House Flag, badges, T-Shirts etc. Should be allotted in the following manner:

House Colours
Aravali House Blue
Nilgiri House Green
Shivalik House Red
Udaigiri House Yellow