House System

Education is a holistic process. It aims at preparing children who are physically fit, mentally alert, emotionally balanced, & intellectually vibrant. A residential system of education helps to foster the talents, potentials, and capacities of the child with inculcation of values. The efficiency and effectiveness of a residential school depends upon the quality of the House system functioning in that school. A House consists of group of children effectively led by responsible teacher (House Master) who acts as a parent, guide, philosopher, and friend for every member of the House. A House inherently provides a family atmosphere in making the child physically fit, socially adjusted, emotionally balanced, and morally upright.

Objectives of house system

The objectives of adopting House system in a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya are to:
1. Provide a smooth transition from home life to school life;
2. Develop situations, which fulfill the social and emotional needs of the children;
3. Help socialization of pupils to integrate themselves well into corporate life;
4. Inculcate the sense of responsibility to take his tasks in life earnest and discharge them well; Prepare pupils to play different kinds of roles as members of a group, community, or society;
5. Develop child’s personality and integrity;
6. Develop the spirit of healthy competition among the children;
7. Inculcate the qualities of self-dignity, self-confidence and respect the others’ views,
opinions, and discretion to take their own decisions on issues and problems at hand;
8. Develop a sense of belongingness among the pupils and to create a sense of desire to live in harmony;
9. Benefit by bright example of others and benefit others by his own example;
10. Inculcate in the child, respect for seniors, elders, teachers, and a caring attitude towards juniors and fraternity towards all;
11. Learn to live and enjoy together and develop a degree of sensitivity for others feelings and needs.

Formation of houses

As per NVS guide lines, two-tier system of House shall function in a Navodaya Vidyalaya-
(i) Junior Houses for Classes VI to VIII
(ii) Senior Houses for Classes IX to XII
In a full-fledged Vidyalaya, there will be four junior houses, four senior houses, and two houses for girls (one from classes VI to VIII and another from classes IX to XII). Therefore, there will be eight House Masters for boys and two for girls. Average strength of a House shall be 50. ( in case of girls house it may be more than 50). Though all the girls in a JNV have been placed under two Houses (Junior and Senior) for effective supervision and management both the Houses shall be further divided into four groups for the conduct of Inter House activities. Each group of girls of a Junior House shall be linked with a Junior House (boys) of the same House and similarly each group of girls of Senior House shall be linked with the corresponding Senior House (boys) for the purpose of inter house competition. This creates a healthy competitive atmosphere.

Names of houses

Since JNVs have been established in every corner of the country, name of the Houses should also reflect the all India character of Vidyalaya. This will create feeling ‘onenesses not only among the Vidyalayas but also among the children who migrate in class IX from one linguistic region to another. Keeping this in view, following four names are recommended by the NVS for maintaining uniformity in all JNVs.

          Senior House- ‘A’

Junior House- ‘B’









House Wise Enrollment (2014-15)

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Name of the House



Aravali Junior(Boys)



Aravali Senior(Boys)



Nilgiri Junior(Boys)



Nilgiri Senior(Boys)



Shivalik Junior(Boys)



Shivalik Senior(Boys)



Udayagiri Junior(Boys)



Udayagiri Senior(Boys)



Sr. Girls 



Jr. Girls


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