The students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya once again have proven themselves. Out of 251 students of Class XII who appeared for JEE (Main) this year, 238 qualified, ensuring admission in the National Institutes of Technology — a success rate of 94.8%, compared to the national average of 16.7%.
Now the students will be appearing for JEE (Advanced) for admission into the top IITs.
Moreover, out of 79 students who took a year's break and appeared for JEE (main), 78 have qualified for admission to NITs. Sharmila Pai, chief operating officer of Dakshana Foundation, says the success of JNV students is a "testimony to the fact that when the best intentions come together great things are sure to happen". She says students sacrifice two years of their life by living far away from their families and focusing on JEE alone. Pai said the results were a reward for their hard work and would motivate them further to succeed at JEE (Advanced).
JNV was basically set up for rural children and there are 598 residential JNVs all over India. The government is planning to open 62 more such schools in the country. All 251 successful students were coached by Dakshana Foundation of Pune in five centres of excellence as part of an arrangement with JNVs. Of these, the centre at Bangalore Urban reported a success rate of 100% as 50 of 50 students qualified.
Last year, 380 out of 425 JNV students who appeared for JEE (Main) qualified, recording a success rate of 89.4%.