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The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) was set up as National Open School in 1989 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, as an autonomous organization. It provides educational opportunities for the one who wish to study further and qualify for a better tomorrow. The Mission of NIOS is to provide education to all with special concern for girls and women, rural youth, working men and women, SC and ST, differently abled persons and other disadvantaged persons who because of one or the other reason could not continue their education with the formal system. NIOS operates through a network of Sixteen Regional Centres, Two-Sub Regional Centres and about and about four thousand Accredited Institutions (AIs) and Accredited Vocational Institutions (AVIs) commonly known as Study Centres in India, Nepal and Middle East Countries. For academic courses, admission is made through On-Line Only. NIOS is the largest Open Schooling system in the world around 2.38 million learners have been certified at the Secondary and Senior Secondary and Vocational level since 1990. More than 4,00,000 learners take admission every year. NIOS reaches out through a network of more than 5,911 Study Centres (AIs/AVIs/AAs) spread all over the country and abroad. NIOS acts as a National Level Board of School Education. It has been vested with the authority to enroll examine and certify learners upto pre-degree level. The open schooling courses of study of NIOS have the same standard and equivalence as the courses of study of other National/State Level Boards of School Education. Learners have joined colleges & professional institutions after completing their studies from NIOS.

NIOS offers its courses of study through Open & Distance Learning (ODL) mode of education popularly known as Open Schooling. NIOS develops its own curriculum, self learning material and media support programmes utilizing expertise of faculty from various Academic & Vocational Education Institutions/Organizations.

  • NIOS has introduced On-Line admission throughout the year (24x7) to facilitate registering themselves with it. Under this scheme learners have the options to
  •     a. Register themselves on-line directly
  •     b. May visit their nearest study centre/ facilitation centre and take their help for on-line registration.
  •     c. May visit their nearby NIOS Regional Centre for on-line registration.

NIOS offers 27 subjects (including 17 languages) at the secondary stage in eight medium (Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarathi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam and Oriya) and in 23 subjects (including five languages) at the senior secondary stage in three medium (Hindi, English & Urdu) . A cafeteria approach in the choice of subjects is offered. No subject is compulsory except one language. One can choose subjects according to his/her interest, need and vision of career path. Provision has also been made for the learners to opt for one vocational education subject along with academic subjects. One has the freedom to choose the subjects, pace & place of learning.

NIOS conducts two public examinations in one academic year ie., in April-May and in October-November. There is a facility of accumulation of credits. It’s a significant innovation introduced by NIOS in its examination system. It is the On Demand Examination System(ODES) which gives an opportunity to the learner to appear in examination in a subject as and when he/she feels ready for it.


Reasons to Make National Institute of Open Schooling Your Choice

  • • Freedom To Learn
  • With a motto to 'reach out and reach all', NIOS follows the principle of freedom to learn i.e., what to learn, when to learn, how to learn and when to appear in the examination is decided by the applicant. There is no restriction of time, place and pace of earning.

  • • Flexibility
  • The NIOS provides flexibility with respect to:
  •     a. Choice of Subjects: One can choose subjects of their choice from the given list keeping in view the passing criteria.
  •     b. Admission: One can take admission Online under various streams or through Study Centres at Secondary and Senior Secondary levels.

    • Relevance
  • The NIOS courses and programmes are functional, useful in daily life and also set the pathway for further studies

    • Transfer of Credits
  • The NIOS acknowledges previous knowledge by allowing transfer of credits upto two subjects passed from some of the Boards of Examination / State Open Schools.

    • Recognised Quality Education
  • The NIOS takes conscious steps to provide quality education. The Govt. of India has vested authority with NIOS to conduct Public Examinations and provide Secondary and Senior Secondary level certificates, which are equivalent to the certificates provided by any other Board. NIOS is one of the National Boards like CBSE and CISCE.

    • Age Limit
  • There is no upper age limit for admission. However, the minimum age for enrollment is 14 years for Secondary course and 15 years for Senior secondary Course.

If the applicant wishes to use NIOS certificate for higher studies, it is individual‘s interest to keep in mind the requirements of the Board /University to join after passing Secondary/Senior Secondary Course from NIOS. Some Boards/Universities require specific subject combinations for Admission to the Institutions affiliated to them. For example, for medical course, various institutes will expect that one to have passes with a combination of Chemistry, Physics & Biology along with two languages. The learners who wish to join formal school board XI after passing NIOS examination of class X may opt for subjects combination ( in 5 or 6 subjects as the case may be) which are acceptable in Class X by such formal School Board, without prejudice to the rights of NIOS. Keeping the above facts in view the Al-Ameen Educational Society established the NIOS Study Centre in the year 1996 for the benefit of backward class and minority community in particular and others in general. Since then hundreds & thousands of students have been enrolled. Many students have passed and some of the students have taken admission in engineering and medicine and others have joined and completed degree courses. It is definitely a boon particularly for the school dropouts.



Prof. Nawab Pasha,
Co-Ordinator & Principal,
Al-Ameen Pre-University College,
Behind Al-Ameen Towers,
Hosur Road, Bangalore-560027.

Email Address:
alameen_nios@npscience.com (study centre)
rcbengaluru@nios.ac.in (regional centre, Bangalore)