National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) - Introduction

The National Institute of Open Schooling - NIOS was established in 1989 by Ministry of Human Resource Development; Government of India, to caters to the educational needs of the children out of school, school drop-outs and socially and economical backward section of the learner population.

Today, it is one of the largest Open Schooling systems in the world, with approximately 1,500, 000 students on its roll. The institute mission is to reach all by breaking all the physical, mental, economical or geographical or any other obstacles. NIOS is gearing up for making a noteworthy contribution in India's efforts for Universal Elementary Education by stressing on its foundation courses and linking up with Non-formal Education and Alternative Schooling system operating in the country. The institute uses new technologies for training and teaching purposes mainly to increase access and ensure quality.

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