The school has received “Best school award” continuously for two years in 2018 & 2019 from Odisha state government for academic excellence.

  • Gram Vikas High School has been awarded “Best Residential School of the Year Award” by International School Awards [ISA] for the year 2019.
  • GVSN is awarded with “Prakruti Bandhu Awards” for the year 2019 by Odisha state government for its work in environmental protection.
  • Award for being “Best Sports School” in Ganjam District for excellence in sports’ performance by the students at district and state level.
  • Winner of DFC – I Can Festival 2018, Two models from Gram Vikas Vidya Vihar [GVVV] have selected  amongst the TOP 100 Inspiring Stories of the I CAN School Challenge 2018 by Design for Change [DFC]. One was among the top 10.

Selection in “Atal Tinkering Lab”, an initiative by Niti Aayog

GVRS, Kankia has been selected for “Atal Tinkering Lab”, an initiative by Niti Aayog, among the 1500 schools of India (and one among three schools in Ganjam district) which have been selected by the central government to nurture science learning in schools with modern science labs.

Selected as Best Academic & Sports School in Ganjam District

Gram Vikas High School, Kankia has received the award for the “Best Sports School” in the district. Two schools in the district are selected for this award. The district education office has provided the school with the prize money of Rs 10,000.

GVRS is the only school in the block to have all students passed in the class 10 exam. It is achieving 100% result in the HSC examination from the continuous last five years. The school would be invited to the best school award for the performance of its students in class 10.

Bronze Medal in International Child Art Exhibition

Subhash Mallik and Chandan Naik, Two of our students, have received the award in International Child Art Exhibition. The awards were given by Padamshree Raghunath Mohapatra. This international art exhibition was organized by “Orissa Modern Art Gallery (OMAG)” and “Raghunath Mohapatra Art & Craft foundation” on the occasion of World Artist Day (Shilp Diwas). The artworks were selected by a panel of eminent artists from all over the world in two categories, Best three entry award of the year with

ten Gold medals, ten Silver medals and ten Bronze medals and 10 eminent artist memorial awards. Subhash has received the bronze for his work and Chandan has received the award in the category of eminent artists.

Subhash had participated in this exhibition last year as well and had received the Gold Model in Junior Category. It is really astonishing to see the rural kids, with fewer opportunities, are now in competition with the best schools in India.

Brief description of GVRS in Government Textbook – “Skill Genie, STUDENT’S HANDBOOK”

Last year Higher Education Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh has released a handbook for the students for the Skill Training, “Skill Genie, STUDENT’S HANDBOOK”. Varun and Shalini, two SBI YFI Fellows, are recognized for their wonderful work. 

There Are Few Online Articles Published About The Development Works Of SBI YFI

Fellows In Collaboration With School


Youth Ki Awaaz, “At This School, Taking Care Of The Campus Is Part Of The Students’

    Education” –

    Youth Ki Awaaz, “Students Of This School In Odisha Learn Math, Science And Farming!” –

      Youth Ki Awaaz, “Sketch Of A Young Artist: The Story Of Laxman Majhi” –

        Youth Ki Awaaz, “Is Speaking English The Prerogative Of The Privileged?”, published on 6th

          February 2017 –

          Youth Ki Awaaz, “Why I Quit My Corporate Job To Teach English In An Odisha Village” –


            The Better India, “This NID Grad Left Her High Paying Job To Help Tribal Kids in Odisha

              Think Out-Of-The-Box!” –

              United Nations in India, “Learning, The Fun Way!” –