KVS (Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan), History, Objectives & More

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन


The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) formerly a chain of Central Schools is a system of central government schools in India that are authorized by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. It has 1252 Kendriya Vidyalayas in India and three abroad. It is one of the largest chains of schools in the world.

The headquarter of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is situated in New Delhi, and manages more than 1200 Kendriya Vidyalayas in India and abroad with the help of its 25 Regional Offices (ROs) spread across the country. All Kendriya Vidyalayas under (केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन) is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Quick Figures Shown on KVS (केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन) Official website

  • Total number of Kendriya Vidyalayas – 1252
  • Total number of Kendriya Vidyalayas abroad – 3
  • Total number of Students – 1425215
  • Total number of Employees – 43888
  • Regions – 25
  • ZIETs – 5

History of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन)


The system was established on 15 December 1963 under the name ‘Central Schools’. Later the name was changed to Kendriya Vidyalaya. A uniform curriculum is followed by all Kendriya Vidyalayas all over India. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan provides a common syllabus and It also provides a common system of education to the children of transferable Central Government employees including Defence and Para-Military personnel.

The intention of KV Sangathan (केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन) is that the children of government employees do not face any education disadvantages when their parents are transferred from one location to another in India. These schools have been operational for more than 50 years.

Motto of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन) – Tattvaṁ pūṣaṇa apāvr̥ṇu

Objectives and features of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन)

Its objective is to educate the children of the Indian Defence Services personnel, Para-Military Personnel, and Central Government employees who are often posted to remote locations.

  1. Students from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are exempt from the tuition fees.
  2. Children of KV Sangathan employees are exempt from the tuition fees.
  3. Single girl child from class VI onward is exempt from tuition fees.
  4. Common textbooks & Syllabus and offers a bilingual medium of instruction for all Kendriya Vidyalayas.
  5. All Kendriya Vidyalayas are affiliated with CBSE.
  6. Sanskrit is taught from classes VI to VIII as a compulsory subject.
  7. Longest school chain in the world.
Details of Fee Structure of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन) Click Here
Detail information on category wise Fee exemption Click Here

The entire fees of all Kendriya Vidyalayas are collected by the Union Bank of India through Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan online fee payment system. You can avail of both online and offline payment methods for KV fee payment.

Quick Information of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन)

Name of the Organisation Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन)
Phone Number +91-11-26858570
Address Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi – 110016 (India)
Official website https://kvsangathan.nic.in (केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन)

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Important Facts at a glance

1 Total Number of Kendriya Vidyalayas (Including 3 abroad) 1252
2 KVs running in their own Permanent Buildings 942
3 KVs running in temporary accommodation 257
4 Total Number of New KVs opened in 2018-19 16
5 Total Number of KVs running in Second Shift 70
6 Total Number of Students 1275795
7 Total Number of Boys 701012 (54.95%)
8 Total Number of Girls 574783 (45.05%)
9 Student-Computer Ratio 17:1
10 Student-Teacher Ratio 28:1
11 Gender Ratio (Boys/Girls) 1: 0.82
12 Class XII Board Examination Pass Percent 98.54%
13 Class X Board Examination Pass Percent 99.47%
14 Total Number of KVs with 100% Result in Class XII 582
15 Total Number of KVs with 100% Result in Class X 893
16 Total Staff Sanctioned 59269
17 Total Staff in Position 45791

Source of Information: KVS Annual Report 2018-19

Summary of State /UT wise Kendriya Vidyalayas as of 31.3.2019:–

Name of State Civil Sector Defense Sector Project Sector I.H.L. Total
A & N (UT) 01 01 00 00 02
Andhra Pradesh 23 08 02 00 33
Arunachal Pradesh 14 01 00 01 16
Assam 24 14 14 04 56
Bihar 39 06 03 00 48
Chandigarh 00 05 00 00 05
Chhattisgarh 27 00 07 00 34
D&N Haveli (UT) 01 00 00 00 01
Daman & Diu (UT) 01 00 00 00 01
Delhi (UT) 33 08 03 01 45
Goa 00 05 00 00 05
Gujarat 19 16 09 01 45
Haryana 22 10 00 00 32
Himachal Pradesh 14 08 03 00 25
Jammu & Kashmir 19 15 03 01 38
Jharkhand 28 04 05 00 37
Karnataka 32 10 07 01 50
Kerala 28 08 02 00 38
Lakshadweep (UT) 01 00 00 00 01
Madhya Pradesh 74 19 11 02 106
Maharashtra 15 38 03 03 59
Manipur 07 01 01 00 09
Meghalaya 02 04 00 01 07
Mizoram 03 00 00 01 04
Nagaland 03 02 00 01 06
Odisha 51 05 04 00 60
Puducherry (UT) 03 00 00 01 04
Punjab 14 34 01 01 50
Rajasthan 47 22 04 02 75
Sikkim 01 00 01 00 02
Tamil Nadu 20 15 03 04 42
Telangana 20 11 03 01 35
Tripura 07 00 01 01 09
Uttar Pradesh 56 44 10 03 113
Uttarakhand 23 13 05 02 43
West Bengal 29 24 05 02 60
03 00 00 00 03
TOTAL 704 351 110 34 1199


Year Civil Sector Defense Sector Project Sector I.H.L Total
2014-2015 619 351 108 26 1103
2015-2016 640 351 108 29 1128
2016-2017 652 351 108 29 1140
2017-2018 691 351 108 33 1183
2018-2019 704 351 110 34 1199

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan GIS Mapping Website and App

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan launched a Web-Based GIS application for seamless visualization of KV locations across the country on a GIS map. Now all the Kendriya Vidyalayas can be located with a single click along with important information about the Vidyalaya (http://kvsgis.nic.in/gis).

The Quality Council of India (QCI) has accredited 16 Kendriya Vidyalayas of India

  1. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector-8, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
  2. Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Campus, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  3. Kendriya Vidyalaya, GPRA Campus, CPWD Quarters, Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamilnadu
  4. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, M.R. Campus, Near Police Commissioner’s office, Shahibug, Ahemdabad, Gujarat
  5. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra
  6. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  7. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hebbal, Sadashivnagar, Bangalore, Karnataka
  8. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Jammu Government Hospital Road, Gandhinagar, Jammu
  9. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Nausenabaugh, Gandhiram, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  10. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Uppal X Roads, Uppal, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  11. Kendriya Vidyalaya, O.L.F. Raipur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  12. Kendriya Vidyalaya, OCF, Sec-29B, Chandigarh
  13. Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Cantt, VD Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  14. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Unit-9, Bhoi Nagar, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha
  15. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Military Camp, Ballygunge Circle Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
  16. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Source: NABET
The Official Website of all Kendriya Vidyalayas, KVS Regional offices and KVS ZIETs has been changed.

Note: The official website address of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (https://kvsangathan.nic.in) has not changed.

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Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan FAQs

How do I contact Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan?

The contact details of KV Sangathan are given below:

Address:- Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 18, Institutional Area
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi – 110016 (India)
Phone:- 011-26858570, 26512579
Email:- [email protected], [email protected]
Official website:- https://kvsangathan.nic.in

What is the official website of KVS?

The official website of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is https://kvsangathan.nic.in

How can I complain to Kendriya Vidyalaya?

You can contact the Vigilance department of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for a complaint against any officer/employee of KVS.

Click on the link below and follow the steps carefully.

Vigilance – KVS

What is so special about Kendriya Vidyalaya?

Interesting facts about Kendriya Vidyalayas that make it so special are:

  1.  Kendriya Vidyalaya is one of the largest chains of schools in the world.
  2. There are 1252 Kendriya Vidyalayas in India and 3 abroad.
  3. All Kendriya Vidyalayas follow the CBSE curriculum and Sanskrit is taught as a compulsory subject from classes VI to VIII.
  4. Children of KV employees and SC/ST students are exempt from tuition fees.
  5. Single girl child from class VI onward is exempt from tuition fees.
  6. Less fee as compared to other institutions/schools.
  7. No tuition fee for boys up to Class VIII, and girls up to Class XII.
  8. Sixteen schools have been accredited by the Quality Council of India (QCI).
  9. Well-maintained infrastructure and provide great exposure to extracurricular activities, exposure in sports is more in KVs.
  10. The quality of teaching is very good and the teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas are highly dignified and qualified.

Is Kendriya Vidyalaya an Army/Military school?

There is not much difference between both Government-funded schools. KV’s and Military/Army schools follow the CBSE curriculum but Military/Army schools are AWES (Army Welfare Education Society) funded on the other hand Kv’s are funded by MoE (Ministry of Education).

Army schools are usually situated in the cantonment area. In Kendriya Vidyalayas the fees are equal for everyone but in army schools fees are based on the rank of the father i.e. ORS < JCOs < officers < civilians.

The system of selection of teachers in both schools is different from each other.

What is meant by single girl child?

Single girl child means that she is the only girl child of their parents and there are no brothers and sisters.

Is KVS English medium school?

Kendriya Vidyalaya’s affiliated with CBSE and the medium of instruction is English/Hindi. Officially Kendriya Vidyalaya’s are English medium but the medium of teaching also varies from region to region.

What is QCI and relation between KV Sangathan and QCI?

Quality Council of India (QCI) is an autonomous body of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Govt. of India. The objectives of QCI are to provide Accreditation Services and monitor and administer the National Quality Campaign.

The QCI in association with the KV Sangathan has started a project to introduce the quality accreditation standard to achieve quality school governance in the Kendriya Vidyalayas.

For more information click here.

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