Educational Administration and Management : A Brief Report 2022

 Educational Administration and Management: A Brief Report 2022


Submitted By:
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    University Roll No: 15206U2010..


    Submitted To:
     Dr. Ramakanta Mohalik
         Professor, RIE (Bhubaneswar)
          Department of Education

Regional Institute of Education
(National Council of Educational Research and Training)
Bhubaneswar - 751002, Odisha

 
        

Dr. Anjan Kumar Khatua

  Principal
        Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, 
        Bhubaneswar- 751011



VISION
To cater to the educational needs of the children of transferable Central Government employees including Defence and Para-Military personnel by providing a common programme of education; 

To pursue excellence and set the pace in the field of school education

To initiate and promote experimentation and innovativeness in education in collaboration with other bodies like the Central Board of Secondary Education and the National Council of Educational Research and Training etc.

MISSION
To cater to the educational needs of children of transferable Central Government including Defence and Para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education

To pursue excellence and set the pace in the field of school education;

Introduction
Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Bhubaneswar is situated in the pristine surroundings of the CRPF safety cordon, the much sought after natural envelop which provides relief to parents as the safety and security of the students is enviable. The school impart quality education upto +2 level in Science and Commerce since its inception in the year 1982. This Vidyalaya has the reputation of catering to the needs of aspirants in the various fields of education, in medicine, engineering and highly skilled professionals and above all human beings.

Dr. Anjan Kumar Khatua joined as a Principal at Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Bhubaneswar on 10th August 2018.

As per the notice issued by the Government of Orissa all Educational Institutes should remain close from January 7 to February 1, 2022 due to 3rd wave of Covid-19. In order to fulfill our report on Educational Administration and Management we had a Virtual Interaction through Zoom, with our Respected Dr. Anjan Kumar Khatua, Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Bhubaneswar.
This Virtual Interaction was only possible because of our Respected Prof. Ramakanta Mohalik for whom we are really thankful from the bottom of our hearts.

During his entire virtual meeting with us, I would like to highlight some of the important points and aspects with respect to Educational Administration and Management.

The Scheme of Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central Schools) was approved in November 1962 by the Govt. of India on the recommendations of the Second Central Pay Commission. It recommended that the Government should develop a scheme to provide uninterrupted education to the wards of transferable Central Government employees. Consequently, Central School Organization was started as a unit of the Ministry of Education of the Govt. of India. Initially, 20 Regimental Schools, then functioning at places having large concentration of defence personnel, were taken over as Central Schools during the academic year 1963-64. 

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan was registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860) on 15th December 1965. The primary aim of the Sangathan is to provide, establish, endow, maintain, control and manage the Central Schools (Kendriya Vidyalayas) located all over India and abroad. The Government of India wholly finances the Sangathan. 

Over the years, the number of Kendriya Vidyalayas steadily increased to 1235 as on 31.03.2020 

Mission 
The Kendriya Vidyalayas have a four-fold mission, viz, 

1. To cater to the educational needs of the children of transferable Central Government employees including Defence and Para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education;

2. To pursue excellence and set the pace in the field of school education; 

3. To initiate and promote experimentation and innovations in education in collaboration with other Bodies like the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) etc. 

4. To develop the spirit of national integration and create a sense of “Indianness” among children. 

Salient Features 
In pursuance of the above objectives, the Kendriya Vidyalayas system has following features and norms: 

1. Common textbooks and bilingual (English & Hindi) medium of instruction for all Kendriya Vidyalayas. 

2. All Kendriya Vidyalayas are affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). 

3. All Kendriya Vidyalayas are co-educational, composite schools. 

4. Teaching of three languages – English, Hindi & Sanskrit from Class VI to VIII is compulsory. In Classes IX and X, any two languages out of English, Hindi and Sanskrit can be opted. Sanskrit can also be taken as an elective subject at +2 stages. 

5. Through an ideal and updated methodology, KVS strives to maintain excellence in academic pursuits. 

6. No tuition fee is charged from boys up to Class VIII, girls up to Class XII, for SC/ST students, children of KVS employees, children of Officers and men of the Armed Forces killed or disabled during the wars of 1962, 1965, 1971, 1999-Kargil War (against China and Pakistan).

Covid Response 
1. Rs. 10,40,60,536 contributed to PM CARES Fund 

2. Up-to 92% of KV Students were provided Online Classes- 2 to 4 sessions per day 

3. Use of open source softwares like Google Classrooms, Google Meet, YouTube Live, WhatsApp, FB Live, Lifesize etc.

Organizational Set-Up
Kendriya Vidyalayas have an effective and wellknit organizational set-up. The Chairman of the Sangathan is Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development. The day-to-day affairs are conducted by an administrative set-up with the Commissioner as the Chief Executive Officer, supported by two Additional Commissioners, five Joint Commissioners, one Superintending Engineer, four Deputy Commissioners and other staff members at the Headquarters in New Delhi.

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART OF KVS


HEADQUARTER LEVEL 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS 
Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development, as the Chairman heads the General Body of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and the Board of Governors (BoG). The Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development works as the Joint Chairman. The Secretary of School Education & Literacy works as a Deputy Chairman. The Board of Governors comprises educationists, educational administrators and Members of Parliament. 

An Officer of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, specified by the Government of India for this purpose, is the Vice Chairman of the Sangathan. Other members are appointed by the Government of India from amongst senior officers of the Ministries of Finance, Defence, Works and Housing, Health and department of Personnel and Training as well as distinguished educationists including representatives of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and State Governments besides Members of Parliament, Women representatives and Members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. 

The Board of Governors is the executive body through which the Sangathan discharges its responsibilities to fulfill the objectives set forth in the Memorandum of Association.

STANDING COMMITTEES 
Academic Advisory Committee, Finance Committee, Administration & Establishment Committee and Works Committee are the four Standing Committees of the Board of Governors of the Sangathan.

(1) Academic Advisory Committee 
(a) To advise about the academic and cocurricular programmes of Kendriya Vidyalayas,

(b) To help in preparing guidelines for implementation of these programmes 

(c) To help Kendriya Vidyalayas realize, among others, the objectives of the Sangathan, viz., to develop the Vidyalayas as “Schools of Excellence” in the context of the National goals of education, to promote national integration and to review publication programmes and suggest improvements.

(2) Finance Committee 
(a) To scrutinize the accounts and budget estimates of the Sangathan 

(b) To consider and make recommendation to the Board for new expenditure on account of major work 

(c) To scrutinize re-appropriation statement and audit notes and to review the finances of the Sangathan besides getting concurrent audit conducted. 

(3) Administration and Establishment Committee
(a) To advise the Sangathan about the policies to be introduced on the administrative and establishment matters 

(b) To prepare guidelines in matters of e-governance, settlement of grievances and monitoring of other redressal machinery 

(c) To bring about effective coordination among the various units of organization at various levels.

(4) Works Committee 
(a) To recommend the work policy of the Sangathan 

(b) To consider and approve the work programme

(c) To prescribe norms for issue of administrative approval and expenditure sanction 

(d) To review the progress of construction work, to advise the Board on policy matters relating to works programme. 

TRAINING 
To keep pace with the fast changing scenario, KVS imparts orienatation/induction/in-service training to its Officers/Teachers and other Staff through its five Zonal Institute of Education and Training (ZIETs) at Gwalior, Mumbai, Mysore, Bhubaneswar and Chandigarh. 

KVS Advisory Committee for ZIETs 
To review the progress made by the ZIETs in the implementation of the training policy formulated at KVS level and to monitor functioning the ZIETs and review the training programmes being ogranised. 

ZIET Advisory Committee 
KVS has 5 Zonal Institute of Education and Training (ZIETs) at Gwalior, Mumbai, Mysore, Bhubaneswar and Chandigarh which are entirely dedicated to train Officers/Teachers and other Staff and the Committee is constituted to review periodically these programmes. 

REGIONAL OFFICES
For effective management and implementation of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan’s policies formulated at the national level, 25 Regional Offices have been established, each headed by a Deputy Commissioner with three Assistant Commissioners, one Administrative Officer and one Finance officer and supporting staff. These regional offices oversee the working of the KVs covered under their jurisdiction. 

Regional Advisory Committee 
Three Kendriya Vidyalayas at Kathmandu (Nepal), Moscow (Russia) and Tehran (Iran) are administered directly from the New Delhi Headquarters. 

Vidyalaya Level
1235 Vidyalayas are there all over the country including 03 abroad with the objective to cater to the educational needs of the children of transferable Central Government employees including Defence and Para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education. 

Vidyalaya Management Committee
For proper functioning of the Vidyalaya, its day-to-day Management is entrusted to a Vidyalaya Management Committee, constituted by the Sangathan. This Committee manages the Vidyalayas with funds provided by the Sangathan as well as funds generated locally by the Vidyalaya within the frame-work of the policies laid down by the Sangathan. An Executive Committee, which is a core group of a few members of the existing Vidyalaya Management Committee, has also been constituted at the Vidyalaya level in all Kendriya Vidyalayas. This Committee has been vested with wide ranging administrative, academic and financial powers to ensure smooth functioning of the Vidayalaya.

KVS ACADEMIC

ENROLMENT OF STUDENTS 
KVS is a growing organization with 1248 schools functioning as on 01.08.2021, and a total enrolment of 1315216 in classes I to XII [717583 boys (54.56%) and 597633 girls (44%)]. 

ADMISSION POLICY AT KVs
(1) Kendriya Vidyalayas were primarily established with an objective of providing uninterrupted education to the wards of transferable Central Govt. employees. Priority in admissions is accorded to children of Central Govt. employees, State Govt. employees and private employees in that order. Various provisions, exist for ex-servicemen, project employees in project sector schools, MEA employees, MHRD employees, RAW employees, DDA employees (DDA) sponsored school), single girl students etc. 

(2) KVS also provides 25% reservation in class I, at the entry stage to the children belonging to weaker sections and disadvantage groups SC/ST/EWS/BPL/OBC (non-creamy layer) as per the provisions of RTE 2009. The shortfall, if any, in this quota is made good by providing admission in the rest 75% admissions to the tune of 15% to SC and 7.5% to ST students. 3% seats of total available seats for fresh admission are horizontally reserved for Divyang-children as per the provisions of RTE Act 2009 read in conjunction with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995. 

(3) 15% seats for Scheduled caste and 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribes are reserved in all fresh admissions in all Kendriya Vidyalayas. 

(4) A child must be 5 years old as on 31st March in the academic year in which admission is sought for class I (child born on 1st April should also be considered). The maximum age limit can be relaxed by 2 year in case of physically challenged by the Principal. There is no age restriction for admission to class XI provided the student is seeking admission in the year of passing class X examination. Similarly, there will be no upper & lower age limit for admission to class XII provided there has been no break in the continuous study of the student after passing class XI. 

(5) Admission of children with KV TC will be automatic (over and above class strength) if Parent has been transferred from one station to another. When class strength reaches 55, the efforts are made to open additional section. 

(6) KVS has expanded from 20 schools in 1963 to 1248 schools functioning by 01.08.2021.

2nd Day of Vitual Interaction (18-01-2022)

DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE, BHADRAK 
The name of the District Bhadrak is named after the presiding deity “BHADRAKALI” which is very ancient. Bhadrak was a part of Balasore District till 27.03.1993 when it was declared as a District by carrying out the entire Bhadrak Sub-Division. 

The Education Department helps in spreading education among the people of the District. This Department is responsible to impart instruction to the public in general education for the inspection and supervision of the educational institutions. Education upto High School Standard is controlled by the District Education Officer, Bhadrak covering the whole Bhadrak District. District Education Officer is supported by two Additional District Education Officer one each for Secondary and Elementary Education. To assist District Education Officer, seven Block Education Officers stationed at each Block Headquarter i.e. Bhadrak, Basudevpur, Bhandaripokhari, Bonth, Chandbali, Tihidi, Dhamnagar and one Science Supervisor stationed at District Education Office who is looking after Science activities of the District. 

The District Education Officer has got important duties besides inspection of Schools such as implementation of Odisha Madhyamika Shiksha Mission (RMSA), Implementation of RTE-SSA, Elementary Education, Mass Education, Mid-DayMeal Programme, holding of Examination, Implementation of Popularization of Science Education in School, Implementation of Physical Education in Schools, Grant-In-Aid, Awards of Scholarships, National/State/District Awards for Teachers, Scout & Guides and Junior Red Cross activities.

Structure of DEO & BEO Office
The posts of Additional District Education Officer, Block Education Officers have been created after the Re-Organization of School & Mass Education Department Vide Notification No. 11940 Dated- 18.05.2013 of Commissioner-Cum-Secretary, School & Mass Education Department, Odisha. 

The administrative structure under District Education Office, Bhadrak 
(1) No. of District Education Officer - 01 
(2) No. of Additional District Education Officer – 02 
(3) No. of Block Education Officer – 07 
(4) No. of District Science Supervisor - 01 
(5) No. of Assistant Block Education Officer – 21 
(6) No. of Inspector of Physical Education - 01 

There are 1895 Nos. of Primary & 337 Nos. of Secondary Schools functioning smoothly under the control of Seven Block Education Offices and District Education Office, Bhadrak.

(1) Bhadrak High School (Now Zilla School, Bhadrak) is one of the oldest High School in Odisha (Estd. in 1882) Late Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab, first Chief Minister of Odisha studied in Bhadrak High School. Other old High Schools are Govt. Girls High School, Bhadrak, N.C. High School, Puruna Bazar, Bhadrak, B.M. Bagurai High School, R.C.B.L. High School, Charampa, Dhamnagar Govt. High School, Dhamnagar, Dhamnagar Girls’ High School, Kothar Govt. High School, R.N. High School, Dolasahi, Dakha High School, Chandbali, A.B. High School, Basudevpur, K.C.V.M. (Govt.) Agarpada, G.P.U. Vidyapitha, Manjuri Road. 

(2) Primary Schools are available in 76.75% of villages and 44.01% have a Upper Primary Schools. Only 25.58% have Secondary /Senior Secondary Schools and 0.8% of Colleges. 

(3) There is only one Kendriya Vidyalaya functioning at its own building situated at Korkora under Bhadrak Block. 

(4) There is also a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya functioning at its own building at Chandimal under Basudevpur Block. 

Block Education Officers of respective Block is the competent authority to give No Objection Certificate (NOC) to the Private Schools under Bhadrak District. 

Establishment of Model School (Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya)
The State Govt. has decided to open Seven Model School one in each Block under a Central Scheme. The concept is to have Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya kind of facilities with some modification and alterations in State Govt. rules.


(1) Mid Day Meal Programme 
The Mid-Day-Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide. The programme supplies free lunches on working days for children in primary and upper primary classes in government, government aided, local body, Education Guarantee Scheme, and alternate innovative education centres, Madarsa supported under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, it is the largest such programme in the world. 

Initiatives by state governments to children began with their lunch of a mid day meal programme in primary schools in the 1962–63 school year. Tamil Nadu is a pioneer in introducing mid day meal programmes in India, Thiru K. Kamaraj, then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, introduced its first in Chennai and later extended it to all districts of Tamil Nadu. In Bhadrak District 2090 numbers of schools having 2,02,863 number of students are benefitted by this scheme. 

(2) Rastriya Madhyamika Shikshya Abhiyan(RMSA)
This scheme was launched in March, 2009 with the objective to enhance access to secondary education and to improve its quality. The implementation of the scheme started from 2009-10. It is envisaged to achieve an enrolment rate of 75% from 52.26% in 2005-06 at secondary stage of implementation of the scheme by providing a secondary school within a reasonable distance of any habitation. The other objectives include improving quality of education imparted at secondary level through making all secondary schools conform to prescribed norms, removing gender, socio-economic and disability barriers, providing universal access to secondary level education by 2017, i.e., by the end of 12th Five Year Plan and achieving universal retention by 2020. 

Important Physical Facilities Provided Under The Scheme Are: 
(i) Additional class rooms, 
(ii) Laboratories, 
(iii) Libraries, 
(iv) Art and crafts room, 
(v) Toilet blocks, 
(vi) Drinking water provisions and 
(vii) Residential Hostels for Teachers in remote areas. 

(3) Implementation of ICT @School Scheme 
Odisha Madhyamika Shiksha Mission (OMSM) under the banner of School & Mass Education Department has implemented ICT @School in Secondary Schools. Main objective of this Scheme is to provide Computer & other Accessories including Manpower to the Secondary Schools for preparation of Computer Room/ Lab with a view to promote the Computer Aided Education and Computer Education at Secondary Level. 174 Secondary Schools of Bhadrak District have received the benefit under the Scheme ICT @School Programme. 

Important Quality Interventions Provided Under The Scheme Are: 
(i) appointment of additional teachers to reduce PTR to 30:1, 
(ii) focus on Science, Math and English education, 
(iii) In-service training of teachers, 
(iv) science laboratories, 
(v) ICT enabled education, 
(vi) curriculum reforms; and 
(vii) teaching learning reforms. 

In Bhadrak district 178 secondary schools have received the benefits under this scheme. 

(4) Right to Education (RTE) 
The Constitution (Eighty-sixth Amendment) Act, 2002 inserted Article 21-A in the Constitution of India to provide free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right in such a manner as the State may, by law, determine. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which represents the consequential legislation envisaged under Article 21-A, means that every child has a right to full time elementary education of satisfactory and equitable quality in a formal school which satisfies certain essential norms and standards. 

Article 21-A and the RTE Act came into effect on 1 April 2010. The title of the RTE Act incorporates the words ‘free and compulsory’. ‘Free education’ means that no child, other than a child who has been admitted by his or her parents to a school which is not supported by the appropriate Government, shall be liable to pay any kind of fee or charges or expenses which may prevent him or her from pursuing and completing elementary education. ‘Compulsory education’ casts an obligation on the appropriate Government and local authorities to provide and ensure admission, attendance and completion of elementary education by all children in the 6-14 age group. 

(5) Right to Information (RTI)
The Right to Information Act was enacted in 2005 empowering Indian citizens to have access to information “held by or under the control of” public authorities. All public authorities now have the responsibility to provide to the citizens information they are entitled to. The Act provides for a legal-institutional framework for this purpose; and accordingly Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs) have been designated by all public authorities for discharging duties including voluntary disclosure of relevant information and attending to request from citizens for information. The District Education Officer, Bhadrak is the First Appellate Authority & the Addl. Dist. Education Officer, Bhadrak is the Public Information Officer of District Education Office, Bhadrak. 

(6) Chief Minster’s Bicycle Scheme
This is a flagship Programme of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha. From the year 2011-12 this Scheme has been launched by the State and it covers all Govt./Govt. Aided/Block Grants & SSD High School. Under this Scheme all the Students of Class-IX receive the benefit @2600/- towards purchase of Bicycle through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) platform. The Student of Class-IX makes a rally with their newly purchased Bicycle on 15th August every year in order to attract the out of School Children towards School. 

(7) Incentive to Girls’ (NSIGSE) Scheme 
A new scheme has been launched to promote education amongst girls of the socially disadvantaged section. Under this scheme all SC/ST girl students reading in Class-IX shall be entitled to a cash deposit of Rs.3000/- in their name though Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) which they can encash after attaining 18 years of age provided they are unmarried. All Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) pass outs irrespective of caste are also included under this scheme. 

(8) Scholarship 
There is provision of scholarship like N.R.T.S from Class-VIII to Class-X for meritorious and needy students on the basis of their performance in NRTS Exam. conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha. From May 2008, NMMS scholarship and July 2011, Pathani Samanta Mathematics Scholarship have been newly introduced. The tenure, amount and selection for each scholarship are different. 

(9) Science Activities
District Education Office, Bhadrak organizes the Three Tier (School Level, Block Level & District Level) Students Science Seminar, Two Tier Science Drama, Junior Group and Senior Group Science Quiz competition, Block Level Science Exhibition of all seven Blocks, District Level Science Exhibition, where the students from Elementary and Secondary Schools participate. 

The students from Elementary and Secondary Schools observe National Science Day & National Mathematics Day in each year. 

(10) Sports
Sports & Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha stands committed in its relentless pursuit of excellence in Sports & Games as well as promotion of Youth activities. These days in Sports & Games fierce professionalism has replaced the ideals of amateurism. State is committed to produce sportsperson of International standards in order to be globally competitive. 

To provide school students with some *relevant education* in parallel with their athletics training such that even if they do not make it to the top in sports, they can get a good job and make a living. What are some of the relevant educational avenues and programs. Some of them are: Physical training, Coaching in various sports, Physiotherapy, Sports medicine, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology etc. The District Education Office conducts Sports Activities like Kho-Kho, Kabbadi, Football, Badminton, Cricket, Autumn Games, Winter Meet in the Block Level as well as District Level, to maintain the physical fitness of the School going children under the direct supervision of Inspector of Physical Education. The competition in the Indoor Games like Carom, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Ludo are organized in the School Level. The game period is allocated in the School routine to make the Students more discipline in their lives. 

(10) Yoga
The International Day of Yoga was celebrated on 21st June 2021 in Bhadrak District where thousands of Students actively participated in Yoga. This year, 2022 a specific period in School routine is allocated for practicing Yoga in School Level under the supervision of Physical Education teacher of the concerned School. 

(11) Moral Education
Teachers emphasis Moral Education of Students in the classroom in all Schools of Bhadrak District. Headmaster, Teachers are giving much more emphasis on Moral Education in School. A topic on Moral Education in terms of the “Though of the Day” is discussed in the Morning Assembly every day and also displayed in the School in the Display Board. 

(12) Art Education
Developmental Benefits of Art Education like Motor Skills, Language Development, Decision Making, Visual Learning, Inventiveness, Cultural Awareness, Improved Academic Performance received by the students in the school. To enhance the Art skill among the School children specific period is allocated in School routine of Bhadrak District for which Art Teachers engaged in Primary Schools by District Project Co-ordinator under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.The Art Competition in the eve of celebration of Road Safety Day, Disaster Day are organized at District Level. 

(13) Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) -MANAK
In order to seed and experience the joy of innovation, every year two lakh school children in the age-group of 10 to 15 years i.e., 6th to 10th standards are being identified for the INSPIRE Award. Each INSPIRE Award envisions an investment of Rs.5,000/- per child. The scheme plans to reach at least two students per secondary school during the next five years. 

There will be exhibitions at the District Level, State Level, Regional level and National Level for displaying the best exhibit/project of each level. Separate budget provision is being made to District & State for arranging the exhibition of projects of INSPIRE Awardees at District & State level. Award money will be released directly to the Awardees by an arrangement with SBI. 

(14) SC / ST, Minorities and Women Education
The Educational Development of Children belonging to SC/ST, Minorities and Women is a special focus in the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Among all the intervention, SC/ST Education is one of the issue based intervention which always focuses on the problems and issues of Backward Section. Therefore, SSA adopted the strategic Plan for addressing the issues related to SC/ST, Minorities and women Education in the District.

3rd Day of Virtual Interaction (19-01-2022)


Introduction
The Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan (OAVS) is an initiative of Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, who is passionate about School Education. OAVS provides free quality education in English to the students, especially from semi-urban and rural areas, from across the state. The Adarsha Vidyalaya aims to promote the rural talents by inculcating the 21st century learning skills through a holistic and integral approach for their physical and aesthetic development, apart from academic fineness. This co-ed School is established at the Block Headquarter in all the 314 Blocks of Odisha, at Secondary and Senior Secondary level from Classes VI to XII. The Adarsha Vidyalayas will play a key role in spreading modern education in remote parts in the State, while integrating the students of small towns and villages with mainstream education.

Genesis
(1) It started as a ‘Model School’, launched by Government of India, under Central Assistance Scheme in the year 2010-2011. However, it was delinked from Central Assistance from the financial year 2015-16.

(2) The Project was taken forward by Government of Odisha, with additional features and established on September 19, 2015, as a society, under The Society Registration Act of Odisha.

(3) The General Body is the apex body of the Sangathan headed by Hon’ble Minister, School & Mass Education as President.

(a) The Executive Body is headed by Advisor cum Working President or Chairman.

(b) The Management Body is headed by DC and ACS as Chairman.

(c) The Executive Body (Academics) is headed by Commissioner cum Secretary, School and Mass Education Department.

(4) Vidyalaya Management and Development Committee (VMDC) constituted in all OAVs to look after the affair.

(5) The Sangathan aims to establish one Adarsha Vidyalaya in each of the 314 Blocks of the State.

(6) The first Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya was established at Sanmouda in 2016 by the Odisha Department of School and Mass Education.

(7) Gradually higher classes will be opened and each year new students will be admitted in Class VI only.

Highlight
It will act as a lead school and be a focal point in that area for bringing academic excellence in adjoining educational institutions.

Key Features
(1) All the schools are administered through Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan.

(2) The Vidyalaya will have Classes from VI to XII, having two sections in each class with intake capacity of 40 students in each class.

(3) Admission is done through Entrance Test and students can join in Class VI.

(4) The test is largely non-verbal and objective in nature and is designed to prevent any disadvantage to children from rural areas.

(5) Teacher: Pupil ration is 1:25.

(6) 50% reservation for Girl’s in each category.

(7) The reservation for seats will be at par with the percentage of SC/ST population in the respective blocks.

(8) Bridge Course materials are developed to help in east transition from Odia medium to English medium.

(9)  English is the main mode of instruction and Odia will be the second language.

(10) Uniformity in logo, school uniform, badge to instil respect, pride and sense of community among the students.

Vision
To reach out and provide quality education to each deserving child from across Odisha.

Mission
To make Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya a role model for the country.

Objective
(1) To set up Model CBSE-English Medium School one in each Block.

(2) To standardize teaching and learning process through well-defined manuals and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

(3) To provide holistic education with focus on Body, Mind and Soul.

(4) To give special emphasis on academics, sports, personality development and career development.

(5) To train children in life skills and survival skills.

(6) To provide adequate and quality infrastructure facilities with ICT to each School.

(7) To act as a Lead School and provide support to the neighboring Schools.

(8) To enable children from low-income families, attain quality English medium education.

(9) To focus on all round dvelopment of each child, with an emphasis on output and outcome.

(10) To build a replicable and scalable model of education for the entire country to emulate.

(11) To introduce best educational practices from across the country and world.

(12) To provide exposure to the students to achieve their career goals.

Governing Body
(1) Hon'ble Minister, S&ME Odisha (President)
(2) Advisor-cum-Working President (Vice President)
(3) Development Commissioner-cum-ACS (Member)
(4) Secretary School & Mass Education Deptt. (Member)
(5) Secretary, Finance Deptt. (Member)
(6) Principal Secretary Law Deptt. (Member)
(7) Secretary, Higher Education Deptt. (Member)
(8) Secretary, Rural Development Deptt. (Member)
(9) Secretary, Panchayati Raj & DW Deptt. (Member)
(10) Secretary, ST & SC Development Deptt. (Member)
(11) Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Odisha (Member)
(12) Secretary, Energy Department, Government of Odisha (Member)
(13) Secretary, Electronics & IT Department, Government of Odisha (Member)
(14) Chairman, Council for Higher Secondary Education, BBSR (Member) 
(15) Director of Elementary Education, Odisha (Member)
(16) Director of Secondary Education, Odisha (Member)
(17) State Project Director, OSEPA (Member)
(18) President, Board of Secondary Education, Cuttack, Odisha (Member)
(19) Director, State Council of Education Research & Training, Odisha (Member)
(20) Director, ST & SC Development Deptt. (Member)
(21) Director, Higher Secondary Education, Odisha (Member)
(22) State Project Director, OAVS (Member)
(23) Two DEOs of the District (On rotation basis decided by Govt.) (Member)
(24) Any Principal of Model Schools (Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya) under the control of the Sangathan (On rotation basis decided by Govt.) (Member)
(25) Three eminent educationist (to be nominated by the Govt. on rotation basis (Member)

Managing Committee
(1) Development Commissioner-cum-ACS (Chairperson)
(2) Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Govt, S&ME Dept., Government of Odisha (Vice Chairperson)
(3) Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Odisha (Member)
(4) Secretary, Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha (Member)
(5) Secretary, Rural Development Department, Government of Odisha (Member)
(6) Secretary, ST & SC Development Department, Government of Odisha (Member)
(7) Director Secondary Education, Odisha (Member)
(8) F.A. -CUM-Addl. Secretary/Joint Secretary to Govt., S&ME Department (Member)
(9) Addtl/Joint Secretary (Secondary Education) to Govt, S&ME Department
(10) Director, Elementary Education, Odisha (Member)
(11) StateProject Director, OSEPA (Member)
(12) Director, TE & SCERT, Odisha (Member)
(13) State Project Director, OAVS (Member Secretary)
(14) Principal, Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar (Member)
(15) Director, Higher Secondary Education (Member)
(16) One DEO from among the 30 districts to be nominated by the Govt, by rotation each Year (Member)
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