Emphasizing on practical learning, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has decided to modernise the science and mathematics laboratories in its schools at a cost of Rs 110 crore. The deadline for the project is 2015. KVS has also planned to set up language laboratories to promote vernacular studies. At the same time, it also wishes to introduce French and Chinese language in schools from this year.
Commissioner of KVS, Avinash Dikshit is of the view that modernisation of the school laboratories is one of the major activities of the Sangathan this year and the target is to cover 250 schools spread across the region by June, 2014. Each school will be given Rs 10 lakhs for the modernisation of laboratories. The National Council of Educational, Research and Training, CBSE and other agencies will provide advanced kits to the labs of the schools. The labs will also have internet connectivity to facilitate students with an access to online laboratories. The main purpose behind upgrading the laboratories is to make practical learning more interesting and contemporary.