Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mesra, Ranchi is a residential, co-education school in each district having one Navodaya Vidyalaya. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mesra was established in 1987; earlier JNV Ranchi was run in the temporary site inside of the BIT campus. In 1995 Vidyalaya was shifted to the permanent site. The distance between the temporary and permanent site maximum 3 km. The admission of the Navodaya Vidyalaya is through National Level Selection Test. Students studies in Navodaya Vidyalaya from class VI to XII, 75% students are coming from rural area and 25% students are coming from urban area. Navodaya Vidyalaya is fully residential. Navodaya Vidyalaya is running by HRD Ministry. Navodaya Vidyalaya is giving quality education. Navodaya Vidyalaya was the dream of Late Rajeev Gandhi. Deputy Commissioner of Ranchi is Vidyalaya chairman.