Kendriya Vidyalaya SangathanRegional Office, Hyderabad
An Autonomous Body Under Ministry of Education, Government Of India
The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan formerly know as Central Schools is a system of central government schools in India that are instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It comprises over 1200 schools in India and three abroad. It is one of the world's largest chains of schools.
The system came into being in 1963 under the name 'Central Schools'. Later, the name was changed to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. All the schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Its objective is to educate children of the Indian Defence Services personnel who are often posted to remote locations. With the army starting its own Army Public Schools, the service was extended (but not restricted) to all central government employees.
A uniform curriculum is followed by these schools all over India. By providing a common syllabus and system of education, the Kendriya Vidyalayas are intended to ensure that the children of government employees do not face education disadvantages when their parents are transferred from one location to another. The schools have been operational for more than 50 years