Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Balehonnur was started in the year 1986, in accordance with the National Policy on Education (1986) by the Government of India. It is a co-educational residential school fully financed by the Government of India through an autonomous organization, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS).
The objective of JNV is to provide good quality modern education to the talented children predominantly from the rural areas, without regard to their family's socio-economic condition. JNVB is located at Seegodu, Balehonnur, Chikmagalur Dist, a picturesque place dominated by coffee estates.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Balehonnur is located in a spanning greenery of 40 acres, 58 km from the District Head Quarters, Chikamagalur, 5 km from Balehonnur, on the way to the famous place of pilgrimage ‘Sringeri', started during 1986-87, as a part of nationwide chain of Navodaya Vidyalayas.
JNVB has been the source of Quality Education for rural students since then. Starting from 6th standard to XII (equivalent to 2nd PUC examination of the state) of NCERT syllabus, it educates the students, selected from all the taluqs, with a special reservation for rural students. It has a group of well trained, experienced teaching staff, along with well stacked library, laboratory facilities, etc. Holistic all round development of the students has been the aim of all Navodayas. JNVB has ample sports equipments, staff to train students physically. There are both staff and facilities for extra curricular activities like Arts, SUPW (socially useful productive work), Music and Computers, etc.