Lakshadweep Education


The picturesque Lakshadweep islands that marked an exotic tropical blend of the sun, sea and sand witnessed a slow growth and development process. However, the future of the Education of Lakshadweep is looking brighter with the advent of the numerous schools and colleges.

Lakshadweep has progressed phenomenally from the days when education in the union territory was limited top the sacred instructions of the Koran. The various lessons of Islamic theology were imparted in the islands mosques or madrasas. The States Reorganization Act, 1956 marked a phenomenal changed in the island's academic scenario.

The first ever government school to open doors in Lakshadweep was established at Amini on 15th January 1904. This was a landmark occasion in the island's academic history. The children attended the madrasas in the mornings that was mandatory for securing their religious beliefs. The government schools in Lakshadweep taught only the fundamentals of arithmetic, Canarese and Malayalam.

The Minicoy High School was the first school to be set up in Minicoy Island in 1891. The union territory also has its own Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodyaya Vidyalaya that are centers of academic excellence. The Lakshadweep colleges are mainly affiliated to the University of Calicut. With the growing interest in higher education among the aborigines and the indigenous tribes, colleges started mushrooming in the 10 inhabited islands of the exquisite archipelago. The two premier colleges of the island namely, the Government Jawaharlal Nehru College and the Mahatma Gandhi College offer degree courses in various disciplines of arts, science and technology. The Lakshadweep colleges specialize in the departments of English, British History, World History, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Applications, Physics, Botany, Zoology and Pisciculture.

Colleges in Lakshadweep



The exotic combination of the white sands, sparkling blue waters and plenty of sunshine are archetypal of the emerald green coral islands of Lakshadweep. Nestled amongst its tropical shores lie the Lakshadweep Colleges, each of which is a center of academic excellence.

Lakshadweep, an archipelago of 36 isolated islands hugging the Arabian Sea witnessed a slow growth. The islands were formerly a part of British India when its growth prospects started accelerating. The British introduced the first splashes of modernism in the state with led to the establishment of schools, colleges, universities and other academic institutions in the union territory.

The Lakshwadeep colleges are mainly affiliated to the University of Calicut.With the growing interest in higher education among the aborigines and the indigenous tribes, schools and colleges started mushrooming in the 10 inhabited islands of the exquisite archipelago. The colleges of the island offer degree courses in various disciplines of arts, science and technology. The Lakshadweep colleges specialize in the departments of English, British History, World History, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Applications, Physics, Botany, Zoology and Pisciculture.

The various colleges in Lakshadweep are committed to imparting thorough knowledge and quality education on the subjects taught in the colleges. They also focus on instilling a social and humanitarian conscience and an overall conscience in the students that help in building sound characters ready to face the brutal challenges of the world.

For further information on Lakshadweep colleges that foster state education, contact:
  • Government Jawaharlal Nehru College
    PO Kadmath, Lakshadweep
    Tel: +91 - 489 - 774379

  • Mahatma Gandhi College
    Andrott, Lakshadweep

Schools in Lakshadweep



The picturesque Lakshadweep islands that marked an exotic tropical blend of the sun, sea and sand witnessed a slow growth and development process. However, the future is looking brighter with the advent of the numerous Lakshadweep schools and colleges.

Lakshadweep has come a long way from the days when education in the union territory was limited to the sacred instructions of the Koran. The various lessons of Islamic theology were imparted in the islands mosques or madrasas. The States Reorganization Act, 1956 marked a phenomenal change in the island's academic scenario.

The first ever government school to open doors in Lakshadweep was established at Amini on 15th January 1904. This was a landmark occasion in the island's academic history. The children attended the madrasas in the mornings that was mandatory for securing their religious beliefs. The government schools in Lakshadweep whose classes' commenced noon onwards taught only the basic subjects of arithmetic, Canarese and Malayalam.

A few years down the line, in 1911 an elementary school kindergarten school came up in Kiltan followed by another in Kadmat. Very soon, nearly all the inhabited islands housed their own school. This was indicated by the rapid escalation in the island's literacy figures.

The Minicoy High School was the first school to be set up in Minicoy Island in 1891. The union territory also has its own Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodyaya Vidyalaya that are centers of academic excellence.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Lakshadweep, a part of the distinguished Jawahar Navodaya chain of schools opened doors on 5th October 1988 to facilitate academic growth in the picturesque archipelago that constitutes the Lakshadweep islands.

In accordance with the provisions and the amendments of the government of India's New Education Policy (NEP) in the year 1986, the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya was established as a quality co-educational residential school for bright young students of classes VI to XII.Lakshadweep islands, being an isolated group of emerald green islets and atolls dotting the Arabian Sea did not achieve monumental growth or progress. In order to foster overall development and inculcate modern education and general awareness amongst the underprivileged and weaker sections of society, the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Lakshadweep came into being.

A tough entrance procedure, the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) conducted by the CBSE, New Delhi council screens the intelligent and talented young students. The academic council is deeply concerned about the national integration and thus is striving to introduce the policy of migratory students, exchange students with renowned international schools as well as lateral entry.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Minicoy, the cream of Lakshadweep schools emphasizes on the elementary education on Hindi, Regional Languages and English. Academic programs and seminars and trainings are organized aplenty. The institute is deeply concerned about the overall progress of the students and thus underscores on sports, dramatics, debates, elocution and a multitude of other extra-curricular activities.

For further information on Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Minicoy, that promoted state education in Lakshadweep contact:
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Minicoy
    Ut Of Lakshadweep - 682559
    Phone: 04892 - 222211
    Fax: 04892 - 222211

Kendriya Vidyalaya

The emerald green Lakshadweep Islands floating amidst the sparkling, voluminous seawater certainly presents a sight to behold. Education in the picturesque isles progresses with the establishment of the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Lakshadweep, a center of academic excellence.

The Kendriya Vidyalaya chain of academic institutes opened doors in November 1962 at the Government of India's initiative to foster education for the wards of all Central Government employees, Defence workforce as well as those with transferable government jobs. Thus 20 excellent army schools were elevated to the status of Central schools. A couple of years down the line, in December 1965, an independent council, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan was established in accordance with the provisions of the Societies Registration Act, 1960.

Currently, there are 931 Kendriay Vidyalaya schools all across the country and three abroad that are the proud owner of an excellent academic infrastructure. The total faculty strength of all the institutes put together exceeds 37,904 professionally qualified staff. The Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kavaratti is housed at the capital of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. The excellent school that started functioning 2003 onwards also boasts of excellent performance in the AISSCE and the AISSE board examinations forth the twelfth and tenth standard students that are organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The premier Lakshadweep school also gives emphasis to the overall development of the students and extracurricular activities.

For further information on the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kavaratti that promotes state education in Lakshadweep, the interested reader may contact:
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Kavaratti
    Kavaratti,
    Union Territory Lakshadweep.

Minicoy High School

India's attainment of the much-desired freedom from the hands of the British followed by the States Reorganization Act, 1956 changed the fate of the picturesque islands. The establishment of good schools like the Minicoy High School, Lakshadweep, promoted academic progress in the union territory.

Education in the Minicoy Island commenced with the establishment of a solitary school in the year 1947 whose staff comprised of a lone teacher. Eventually, in between 1962-1963, the school was elevated to the status of a Senior Basic School, which was subsequently followed by the distinction of a premier High School. Ironically, Minicoy Island is today the focal point of Lakshadweep's academics. The island is currently the proud owner of a Senior Secondary School, Senior Basic School, a Nursery School and a Junior Basic School with total faculty strength of 130. 2500 students regularly attend these schools.

The pedagogical instructions in the Minicoy High Schools are imparted either in English or in Kerala or Malayalam. The premier Lakshadweep school also focuses heavily on the overall development of the students. Hence it is mandatory for the students to participate in either sports or the National Cadet Corps (NCC) or the Marine Science and Coir Craft student clubs, Science Club, Arts and literary association or other House activities. Regular parent teacher meetings are organized to monitor the student's continual academic progress.

For further information on Minicoy High Schools, Lakshadweep that promotes state education in Lakshadweep the interested reader may contact the following:
  • The Principal,
    Govt. Senior Secondary School,
    Minicoy, Union Territory of Lakshadweep 682 559
    Phone : 04892-222251




Last Updated on 02 April 2013





     


     

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