Dakshana offers the 2-year coaching program exclusively to students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV). Dakshana has inducted 2900+ students in this program since 2007. More than 1400 of Dakshana Scholars, till 2017, have cracked the JEE Advanced to secure admissions into IITs, while the others have cleared the AIEEE or JEE Mains to pursue an education in engineering and science at premium institutions like NIT and others in the country. One in every two Dakshana Scholars has cracked the IIT entrance examination.
Dakshana’s 2-year coaching program currently operates at 7 JNV Campuses:
JNV Bengaluru Urban (Karnataka), JNV Bundi (Rajasthan), JNV Kottayam (Kerala), JNV Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), JNV Pune (Maharashtra), JNV Rangareddy (Telangana) & JNV Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli).
The first-of-its-kind Dakshana-Navodaya Centre of Excellence (COE) commenced at JNV Bengaluru Urban in the year 2016. This is an excellent model depicting the success of the private-public partnership between Dakshana and the Government of India.
Dakshana selects students for coaching after they finish Class 10 and based on their performance at Dakshana’s proprietary test – Navodaya Dakshana Selection Test (NDST).
NAVODAYA DAKSHANA SELECTION TEST (NDST)
The NDST is conducted simultaneously at 77+ centres across India between the last week of February and March every year. The test is divided into four parts: Logical Reasoning, Mathematics/Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The subject-related questions follow the NCERT syllabus of Class 9 and Class 10, although the level of difficulty for questions might be higher.