Odisha Government launches Adarsh Vidyalaya Project
Odisha Government has launched Adarsh Vidyalaya (AV) project to provide modern schools facilities on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the underdeveloped rural areas of the state.
It was launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Sasan Ambagaon village in his home constituency Hinjli in Ganjam district.
Key features of the project
- Schools under AV project will provide free education to students the classes from VI to XII along with free uniforms and other study materials.
- These schools will be affiliated under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and shall have hostel facility in future.
- Under this project, one Adarsh Vidyalaya will be set up in each of the 314 revenue blocks of the state.
- They will be managed by the Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya Sangathan (AVS) and will be formed on the lines of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).
- In these schools, English will be the first language and Odia will be the second language as medium of instruction.
- The project will be implemented in phases and in the first phase 100 such schools will start functioning on 5 April 2016.
- The teacher-pupil ratio of these schools will be 1:25 and classroom-student ratio of 1:40. 50 per cent of total seats will be reserved for the girls and scheduled categories.