Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Hebbal is one of the top CBSE schools in Bangalore today. As the name suggests, it is a part of the KV chain in India and is a Central Government institution. We all know how prestigious Kendriya Vidyalayas are in our country. Getting admission in one of them is a matter of pride. However, many parents think that only the children of central government employees are accepted. This is not true. KVs accept regular admissions as well when there are vacancies. Thus, it is beneficial to learn about KV Hebbal and to make it a part of your short-list if you are looking for good CBSE schools in North Bangalore.
In our article, we are going to speak about KV Hebbal’s highlights to make school search in Bangalore easy for you.
About the school
KV Hebbal is known to inculcate core values in children to help them become good citizens of the country. The school empowers children through all-round education and character development. Students here study academically and grow holistically thanks to this approach. The entire management brings it A game in ensuring that they motivate students and help them sketch a bright future.
It currently has 2800 students in classes I to XII and 73 staff members. It has an impressive track record of 100% pass percentage in grade X.
The institution, which was established in 1965, is located in Sadashivanagar Post. The campus is surrounded by lush greenery. In fact, it was bestowed with the Lal Bagh Botanical Garden award for 6 years! Another great aspect of its location is its distance from the main city. While commute is easy thanks to advanced road systems, the students enjoy a pollution-free and peaceful environment.
Like all its sister schools, KV Hebbal is affiliated to the CBSE curriculum. It has also adapted technology extremely well, becoming one of the first few KVs in India to have an e-learning facility, complete with e-classrooms and smart boards. It was also the pilot school for the INTEL TAL project (Technology Aided Learning).
The institution follows all the guidelines set by CBSE when it comes to teaching and assessments. The curriculum, being student-centric, is easy to grasp and quite engaging. CCA activities and various competitions further enhance the module and enable better learning.
Admission to any KV is subject to many regulations, especially if you are looking for general admissions. The first priority is given to children of central government employees followed by state government employees, a single girl child, etc. When all the reservations are accepted, if a particular class does not meet its required strength, then general admissions are accepted. In case there are more applicants than vacancies, the school resorts to a lottery system. However, there are no examinations or admission tests for students from grade I to VIII.
The procedure for admissions begins with an announcement in local newspapers in February (usually the last week). Registration is free but will not be accepted unless there are vacancies or chances of vacancies in a class. Also, admissions happen in 3 phases. So, we recommend that you keep an eye out for any openings.
Any KV is easily among the most affordable CBSE schools in the country. The fee structure and the admission process is the same for every branch. The particulars are as follows:
- Admission fee: Rs. 25
- Re-admission fee: Rs. 100
- Tuition fee:
- Class IX and X (boys): Rs. 200
- Class XI and XII (boys in commerce and humanities): Rs. 300
- Class XI and XII (boys in science): Rs. 400
- Computer fund:
- From class III: Rs. 100
- Computer science fee: Rs. 150
- Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi (All classes): Rs. 500
Please note that the government gives multiple category-wise concessions to students in tuition fee Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi, and computer fee.
Infrastructure and facilities
KV Hebbal is spread across 15 acres in North Bangalore. The campus is in the shape of a pentagon with the assembly hall right in the middle. Along with academic facilities, the campus also has staff quarters and a playground for staff members and families. Below are some of the important facilities that KV Hebbal offers to its students:
- Modern education facilities such as computers, LCD projectors, and internet
- 12 Smart classrooms
- AV rooms
- 2 resource rooms
- 3 science labs and 1 junior science lab
- Activity rooms
- A fully-stocked library with 34000+ books and 30+ magazines
- Special coaching in basketball, athletics, kabaddi, volleyball, football, hockey, etc.
- Special coaching in fine arts and crafts
- Large playground with a football field, 3 volleyball courts, 2 table tennis boards, 1 throw arena, 1 long/high jump pit, and 3 children’s play parks
KV Hebbal promises all-round education and a progressive learning environment to its students. Regardless of whether you are a central government employee or not, it is worth a shot.
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