The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is an Autonomous Organization under the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, which has been set up to establish & manage co-educational, residential school covering classes VI to XII known as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
The National Policy on Education 1986 envisaged establishment of a Navodaya Vidyalaya in each District of the country. The first two schools were started in 1985-86 on experimental basis. The number of schools has now grown to 509 spread over 34 Union States and Union Territories. Out of these, 485 schools are functional. These schools have over 1.58 Lakhs students on rolls. Navodaya Vidyalayas are fully residential and co-educational schools covering classes VI to XII. Education in the Vidyalayas is free for all enrolled students including lodging, boarding, text books, uniforms etc. The Vidyalayas seek to promote and develop talented, bright and gifted children predominantly from rural areas who may otherwise be denied good educational opportunities.
These Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and impart the CBSE curricula. Admission to Vidyalayas is made at the class VI level through open test conducted at District level by CBSE.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Potushai-Lolab is situated in Kupwara District of Kashmir. It is about 120 KM away from Srinagar and is 12 Km from Kupwara. Lolab is a very beautiful valley surrounded by mountains in the east and in the west. Just close by is river Varno. Vidyalaya is located on the head of the Kupwara-Lalpora road on terraced up level.
J.N.V Lolab was founded on 27th October 1986 by the Hon’ble Governor Jagmohan.