The new uniform for Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan students was released. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan caters to the educational needs of about 10.7 lakh boys and girls studying in various classes from classes I-XII across the country and abroad. The KVS is completing 50 years and on the eve of its golden jubilee, KVS has introduced its new uniform pattern for the Kendriya Vidayalaya students from the academic session 2012-13.
The present uniform design has been in vogue since the inception of KVS in 1963. The new design is with the view to remain contemporary and to provide a unique identity to its students, keeping in mind the comfort and the cost factors. The new uniform has been designed in collaboration with National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, New Delhi. The Board of Governors in their 92nd meeting held on 18th May 2012 has approved of the adoption of a new uniform pattern for the KVS as designed by the NIFT, New Delhi.
The new pattern includes two sets of uniform for boys, one for classes 1 to 5 and another for classes 6 to 12, three sets of uniform for girls, for classes 1 and 2, for classes 3 to 8 and for classes 9 to 12.
The boys from classes 1 to 5 will wear a blue, grey, white and red checked half-sleeve shirt with a mandarin collar and plain grey shorts. Those studying in classes 6 to 12 will have the same colour shirt with placket collar and plain grey trousers. Boys have the option of wearing a navy blue v-necked sweater with a red stripe in winter.
The girls from classes 1 and 2 will be wearing a blue, grey, white and red checked tunic with princess-peter pan collar. For classes 3 to 8 the attire will be blue, grey, white and red checked shirt and plain grey skirt.
Those studying in classes 9 to 12 will have the same coloured kurti with mandarin collar and plain grey trousers. Girls have the option of wearing a navy blue cardigan.