Welcome to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kolhapur, a co-educational residential school situated in District Kolhapur in the state of Maharashtra.
The Vidyalaya was established in the year 1993 at the temporary site in premises of a local and generous educationist late Shri Y D Mane, who made his building available rent free for three years. It was formally inaugurated by the then Union State HRD Minister MS Selja Kumari. Meanwhile the construction work of the semi permanent building began at the site of the Vidyalaya. Gradually the Vidyalaya vacated the old premises and shifted to its own campus as the semi permanent school building and other permanent infrastructure was getting shape.
Impressed by the outstanding performance of the school in every field, one NGO, named ‘Empathy Foundation’, Mumbai has come up with a kind gesture of donating for the construction of a new School building at our site costing about Rs. 3.5 crore. The construction work has been completed and we are using from 2nd October 2011. This is a great achievement in the history of school and it has become a role model for other schools. The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is very much thankful to the ‘Empathy Foundation’ for its kind gesture and also to the district administration for this initiative.
To provide good quality modern education including a strong component of culture, inculcation of values, awareness of the environment, adventure activities and physical education to the talented children predominantly from rural areas.
To ensure that students attain level of competency in three languages.
To promote National Integration through migration of students from Hindi to non- Hindi speaking States and vice-versa.
To serve in each district as focal point for improvement of quality of school education through sharing of experiences and facilities.
To serve the objectives of excellence coupled with equity and social justice.