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National Institute of Open Schooling
(NIOS) (AVI No. 990158)

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as National Open School (NOS) was established in November,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 Programmes (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.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is an important element of the nation's education initiative. In order for Vocational Education to play its part effectively in the changing national context and for India to enjoy the fruits of the demographic dividend, there is an urgent need to redefine the critical elements of imparting vocational education and training to make them flexible, contemporary, relevant, inclusive and creative. The Government is well aware of the important role of Vocational education and has already taken a number of important initiatives in this area. School-based vocational education in India is currently covered by a centrally sponsored scheme which was mooted in 1988 and was aimed at providing an alternative to the pursuit of higher academic education. One of the objectives of the Vocational Education Programme of NIOS is to meet the need for skilled and middle-level manpower for the growing sectors of economy, both organized and unorganized. The range of Vocational Education courses has been expanding over the years depending upon needs of learners and market demands. The present Vocational Education courses of NIOS are meant for both urban and rural sectors.

Courses

  1. Certificate in Basic Computing
  2. Certificate in Typewriting (English)
  3. Certificate in Web Designing
  4. Certificate in Desktop Publishing
  5. Certificate in Computer Applications
  6. Certificate in Data Entry Operator
  7. Certificate in Computer Hardware Assembly & Maintenance
  8. Certificate in IT essentials : PC Hardware & Software Course (In Collaboration with CISCO, Networking Academy)
  9. Certificate in Retail Sales and Services (In Collaboration with TATA McGraw Hill Education)
  10. Certificate in IT essentials: PC Hardware & Software Course (from CISCO with NIOS collaboration)
  11. Certificate in Cutting & Tailoring
  12. Certificate in Dress Making
  13. Certificate in Indian Embroidery
  14. Certificate in Cutting, Tailoring & Dress Making
Course University Duration Eligibility
Certificate in Basic Computing NIOS 6 Months 5th
Certificate in Typewriting (English) NIOS 6 Months 10th
Certificate in Web Designing NIOS 6 Months 10th
Certificate in Desktop Publishing NIOS 6 Months 10th
Certificate in Computer Applications NIOS 1 Year 10th
Certificate in Data entry Operator NIOS 6 Months 10th
Certificate in Computer Hardware Assembly & Maintenance NIOS 6 Months 10th
Certificate in IT essentials : PC Hardware & Software Course (In Collaboration with CISCO, Networking Academy) NIOS 6 Months 10th
Certificate in Retail Sales and Services (In Collaboration with TATA McGraw Hill Education) NIOS 6 Months 12th
Certificate in Cutting & Tailoring NIOS 6 Months 10th
Certificate in Dress Making NIOS 6 Months 10th
Certificate in Indian Embroidery NIOS 6 Months 10th
Certificate in Cutting, Tailoring & Dress Making NIOS 1 Year 10th
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