The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (lit. “central schools”) is a system of central government schools in India and other countries that have been instituted under the aegis of the Education Ministry and came into being in 1963 under the name Central Schools. Later, the name was changed to Kendriya Vidyalaya. It is a non-profit organization. Its schools are all affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is one of world’s largest chains of schools.

A uniform curriculum is followed by 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.