The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) stands tall as the largest open schooling system. The autonomous body established by the HRD Ministry is popular across the country for secondary, senior secondary and vocational courses. NIOS is more useful for the students who failed in class 10 and class 12 as they can complete their education in the same year with the On-Demand Examination (ODE) facility, which was introduced in 2003. This ODE concept is very acclaimed and facilitates students to appear for the examination when they are prepared.
Apart from the class 10 and 12 students, individuals who meet the eligibility criteria set by the board can apply for the courses to complete their education in private mode. Though there are many other options to complete the education in private mode, these six reasons will make you nod to choose NIOS.
The first and foremost point is an individual can choose the subjects of their choice from the list. One can also register for the course through various ways, such as online, through a study centre, through the regional centre for secondary education and others. The ODE system is an added advantage.
2. Freedom To Learn
The motto of NIOS is, "Reach out and reach all." As we stated above that there is no restriction on when to take the exam; an individual can decide when to take the test based on their preparations. One can enjoy the freedom of learning in NIOS.
3. Examination Chances
The public examinations are held twice in a year. However, one who registered at NIOS can appear for nine examinations in five years. They can also take the examination at any time during this period and can avail the facility of credit accumulation.
Many assume that the courses pursued at NIOS will not make the path for higher studies. To be honest, alumni of NIOS are placed in the prestigious institutions such as IITs, Delhi University, Punjab University, Allahabad University, Aligarh Muslim University and others.
5. Transfer of Credits
One can transfer up to two subjects passed from national/international/state boards/state open schools with whom NIOS has tied up.
6. Quality Education
There are many misconceptions about the quality of education in NIOS. The government has vested NIOS with the authority to conduct the examination in a transparent way and provide the certificates that are equivalent to the certificates provided by the state board or others.