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National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
Year Founded : 1989
Email : lsc@nios.ac.in
Website : www.nios.ac.in
Overview

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as National Open School (NOS) was established in 1989 as an autonomous organisation in pursuance of National Policy on Education 1986 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. NIOS is providing a number of vocational, life enrichment and community oriented courses besides general and academic courses at secondary and senior secondary level. It also offers elementary level courses through its open basic education programs (OBE).Government of India through a gazette notification vested NIOS with the authority to examine and certify learners registered with it upto pre degree level courses.

It was started as a project with in-built flexibilities by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 1979. In 1986, the National Policy on Education suggested strengthening of Open School System for extending open learning facilities in a phased manner at secondary level all over the country as an independent system with its own curriculum and examination leading to certification. Consequently, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India set up the National Open School (NOS) . The pilot project of CBSE on Open School was amalgamated with NOS. Through a Resolution (No. F.5-24/90 Sch.3 dated 14 September 1990 published in the Gazette of India on 20 October 1990), the National Open School (NOS) was vested with the authority to register, examine and certify students registered with it up to pre-degree level courses.

Contact
Name : National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
Location : A-24/25
Institutional Area,Sector - 62
City : Gautam Budh Nagar
State : Uttar Pradesh
Country : India
Contact Email : lsc@nios.ac.in
Website : www.nios.ac.in   
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