Mission The Kendriya Vidyalayas have a four-fold mission viz. To cater to the educational needs of children of transferable Central Government employees including Defence and Para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education. To pursue excellence and set the pace in the field of school education. To initiate and promote experimentation and innovations in education in collaboration with other bodies like the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) etc and, To develop the spirit of national integration and create a sense of Indianness among children. Salient Features Common text books and bilingual medium of instruction; affiliation to the CBSE; co-education and composite system. Teaching of Sanskrit compulsorily from Classes V to IX. Students also study Sanskrit as an additional optional subject in Class X and as an elective at +2 stage. Preference in admission in to Class I to children whose parents have higher number of transfers during the previous seven years (and merit within the category in other classes). Maintenance of an appropriate teacher-pupil ratio to ensure quality teaching. No tuition fees for boys up to Class VIII and for girls, Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Students, the children of the employees of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and wards of war widows upto class XII.