Monday, January 12, 2009

National Institute of Open Schooling

National Institute of Open Schooling

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as National Open School (NOS). Established as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 1989. NIOS mainly caters to the educational needs of the out of school children in general and those belonging to school drop-outs and socially and economical backward section of the learner population. It started with Academic courses at Secondary at Senior Secondary levels. However, the concept of open schooling has changed considerably in the last few years. The system is becoming more sensitive to the occupational and life related needs of learners.Today the focus of the National Institute of Open Schooling covers right from the elementary education to courses at the predegree level, both academic and vocantional. NIOS has shown a steady growth in student enrolment, number of courses and study centres.

It has developed into the largest open School in the world with 1427 Thousands student on its roll. It attempts to reach out of physically, mentally, socially and geographically disadvantaged groups through suitable learning material and delivery mechanism.

NIOS is also gearing up for making a significant contribution in India’s efforts for Universal Elementary Education by stressing on it foundation courses and linking up with Non-formal Education and Alternative Schooling system operating in the country. It uses new technologies for training and teaching purpose mainly to increase access and ensure quality. This National Institute of Open Schooling : Web Site will provide a glimpse of various activities of the NIOS.

I hope that the NIOS will progress further and make significant contribution in the field of school education in India and abroad so that the dream of Life Long Education For All is realised.

Courses offered by NIOS

  • Open Basic Education Programme, Which includes OBE A, B, and C levels
  • Secondary Course-Equivalent to class X
  • Sr. Secondary Course-Equivalent to class XII
  • Vocational Education Courses
  • Life Enrichment Programmes

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