The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 5 April 2016 launched Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya (OAV) project at Sasan Ambagaon village in his home constituency Hinjli in Ganjam district.
The project seeks to provide modern schools on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the underdeveloped rural areas of the State.
Features of Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya project
• These schools will provide free education (classes VI to XII) to students along with free uniforms and other study materials.
• They will have hostel facility in future and will be affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
• One Adarsh Vidyalaya will be set up in each of the 314 revenue blocks of the State. In the first phase, 100 of these schools started functioning on 5 April 2016.
• They would have English as the first language and Odia as the second language as medium of instruction.
• These schools will have teacher-pupil ratio of 1:25 and classroom-student ratio of 1:40.
• Around 50 per cent of total seats would be reserved for the scheduled categories and girls.
• They will be managed by the Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya Sangathan (AVS). It was formed by the State Government on the lines of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).
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