Education is one of the most important necessities for survival of human being. Nowadays, no human can progress and lead a successful life without having education. It does not matter in which field you pursue your education, as long as you make best use of it in earning the living. Every industry requires trained and educated manpower to carry out the all the functions related to business. Therefore, it is mandatory to obtain education at least to the higher secondary level, to be able to procure a decent living standard.
Government of India has established one open organization for all disadvantaged and under-privileged people who are deprived of education. It is known as National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). It is a pioneering organization in the field of secondary and higher secondary education, established by Ministry of Human Development Resource. It has been launched in 1989, with an aim to provide inexpensive and qualitative education to the masses. It operates separately from the Government authorities, though they monitor the work from time to time. The institute focuses on offering a variety of courses in vocational or academic streams under pre-degree level. It proudly boasts of 350,000 students enrolling each year. It is supposedly largest open schooling institute in the world till date.
Any student, desiring an open education at secondary and senior secondary level, can apply for the courses at NIOS. There are some administrative procedures he has to accomplish before obtaining admission in the institute. These procedures can be completed online through NIOS website. There are minimal fees you have to pay to get yourself enrolled for the courses. The examination fees can be paid at the time of registration. The students who do not have access to the Internet facilities, can visit a regional office and procure a prospectus for further information. Admissions for year 2013 are available till 31st August, 2013.
The National Institute for Open Schooling is carving a niche in the field of education. It is an ideal system providing superior quality education to the remote classes.
Specialties of NIOS
The institute offers courses for secondary and higher secondary education. Along with these courses, it also offers life skills enrichment programs and vocational training which will be helpful for the student to earn quick employment. It has flexible schedule for obtaining teaching units. The examinations are held twice in a year around May and October respectively. Thus, one can complete the selected course according to his schedule. The organization also offers developed and well-designed course material which provides right direction to the studies.
Authorities and Faculties:
The chairmanship of the institute has been awarded to Dr. S.S. Jena, who is expert in the field of education. There are three directors and four joint directors who handle the administration, evaluation and technical departments. There are well-trained and expert faculties to offer teaching in their subsequent fields. Apart from large teaching units, the institute tries to accumulate newly-developed techniques and instruments to improve the quality of education. The regional centers for NIOS are spread all over India, covering most remote parts and also metropolitans.