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Steps afoot to set up more Kendriya Vidyalayas

Staff Reporter

`Admission for civilians, too, is open'

Rajahmundry: Head of Kendriya Vidyalaya, ONGC base complex, Vasanti Krishnan has said that the Ministry of Human Resources Development will open more KVs in the country wherein admission to civilians, too, is open.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Ms. Vasanti said that KVs had taken the initiative in promoting innovations in the field of education in collaboration with institutions like the CBSE, NCERT and with the active patronisation of the ONGC, NTPC and other public sector units.

Rules relaxed

Earlier, seats in KVs were limited to children of the Defence personnel and Central Government employees.

Two seats were set aside for children of MPs. Later, the Ministry relaxed the rules and allowed admission for civilians too, she said.

On Rajahmundry school, she said, from 401 students in 1996 with a student-teacher ratio of 20:1, the strength of students had gone up to 464 in the present academic year.

Non-ONGC wards number had also reached 315.

On CBSE results, Ms. Vasanti said that the school achieved cent per cent result in Class X in 2004, and 2005. In 2006, it scored 93 per cent. In Class XII, the school had been achieving cent per cent result for the last four years.

ONGC PRO Preetesh Babu and others were present.

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