The Kendriya Vidyalayas are run by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, an autonomous body formed by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, New Delhi, as a result of the recommendations of the Second Pay Commission. They primarily cater to the educational needs of the children of Central Govt. Employees including Defence personnel, State government employees and floating population. Needless to say, therefore, they have a common syllabus and are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. Every school, hence is a miniature India in itself and tries to inculcate in its students, feelings of patriotism, brotherhood and national integration. Places chosen for establishing Kendriya Vidyalayas are those having concentration of Defence Personnel and other transferable Central Govt. Employees. For admission, the Vidyalayas give priority to the children of transferable Defence Personnel, Central Govt employees and Personnel of All India Service. But other floating population desirous of having such common pattern of education are also eligible for admission to the remaining seats, the instruction is imparted through the media of Hindi and English in these Vidyalayas, the ultimate object being to enable pupils to achieve a reasonable measure of proficiency in both the languages. However, social studies is also taught in English in Kendriya Vidyalayas. The Vidyalayas prepare pupils for All India Senior Secondary School Examination and All India Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The Vidyalayas are being developed as Quality Vidyalayas with some of the useful features of popular residential Vidyalayas, without making schooling very expensive. The quality of teaching is kept reasonably high by appointing highly qualified teachers and ensuring an appropriate teacher - pupil ratio. They are equipped with good libraries, laboratories and provide for a variety of co-curricular activities. The Vidyalayas provide for studies in Humanities and Science and many of them are multi-purpose in character proving for diversified courses in Commerce, Computer and information technology.