Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Kannur was established in the year 1987 at Chendayad in the Patiam Grama panchayath of Cheruvanchery village under Thalassery Taluk in Kannur district in a land of about twenty-five acres donated on transfer of deed by the government of Kerala. The first batch of class VI students was admitted on 19-01-1988 which passed out of class XII in March CBSE exam of 1994.

JNV Kannur Alumni Association aims to connect all its Alumni across Globe in a single platform.