It was a long time requirement of various central government employees of Mandapam area, that India’s one of the reputed educational institutions to be set up in Mandapam, in the CMFRI campus , when the CMFRI head quarters was functioning in Mandapam . it is worth mentioning of retired director of CMFRI , Dr.James who had an inate desire to establish this pace setter educational institution in this station . after much effort by him
Along with other well wishers of the vidyalaya the board of governors of the KVS approved the proposal to establish a school at mandapam. Accordingly this vidyalaya was established in 1987 , admitting children in classes 1 to 6. for about a decade the vidyalaya was functioning in the CMFRI building. In April 1997, the vidyalaya was shifted to the present building complex exclusively constructed for the school at a cost of Rs.2.7 crores in 15 acres of land. This building is situated near NH 49 . Mandapam is situated 3 kms in the east. Ramnad district head quarter is situated 40 kms in the west . Palk of Bay is situated 1km in the north and Gulf of Mannar is situated about 1 km in the south of this vidyalaya.
is a pluralistic society with diverse culture and multiplicity of languages.
are 28 States and 7 Union Territories and education being State subject, each
one of them follows its own pattern and medium of instruction.
really becomes difficult for the children migrating from one state to the other
to continue their studies.
most of the cases they have to start afresh. It is in this context that the idea
of encouraging the growth of secondary schools with a common syllabus and medium
of instruction for the benefit of the children of Central Government employees
liable to frequent transfers was mooted by the Second Central Pay Commission,
which, inter -alia recommended provision of this facility by the Government for
its employees so that the education of their children may not be disrupted due
to their frequent and sudden transfers.
in November, 1962, the Government of India approved the scheme of Kendriya
Vidyalayas to cater to the educational needs to the children of the Central
Government employees including Defence personnel, who in exigency of their
services are frequently transferred from one language area to the other.
a first step towards implementation of the scheme, 20 Regimental Schools were
taken over as Central Schools” or “Kendriya Vidyalayas” during the year
1963-64. Two years later on 15th December, 1965, an autonomous body named
“Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan” was setup under the Societies Registration
Act of 1960 to open and manage Kendriya Vidyalayas. The number of Kendriya
Vidyalayas has since gone upto 923 out of which 2 are functioning abroad at
Kathmandu ( Nepal) and Moscow (Russia) . Though the focus still continues to be
on the admission of the children of Central Government employees, admission are
open to other children as well, depending upon the availability of seats.
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