Welcome to the official website of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Kottayam, Kerala.
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our great nation said, “By education I mean all-around development, drawing out of the best in the child-man body, mind and spirit.” One of the main objectives of establishing Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in various parts of our country as a part of National Education Policy 1986 was 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 and thereby to develop the all-round personality by drawing out the best in the child. With this objective, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Kottayam District was started functioning in August 1987 at Government High School, Paippad, Changanassery and subsequently shifted to the permanent site in June 1991 at Vadavathoor, Kottayam where the Vidyalaya is functioning at present. Ever since its inception, the Vidyalaya has been functioning and realising the long-cherished goals set by the founding fathers of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Mind is like a parachute and it will work best when it is opened. It is the need of the hour to recognise and appreciate the innate talents and creativity of the children and to create a platform for them to express these innate talents and creativity by roaming free in the world of imagination and experience. JNV Kottayam is providing all opportunities to the students to express their innate talents and creativity and thereby ensure the all-round development of the personality of the students.