ABOUT US


Introduction to NIOS




  1. The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is one of the three National Boards of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
  2. It was started by MHRD Govt of India under supervision of CBSE and then separated from CBSE in 1989 to work as an independent Education Board came to be known as NIOS.
  3. It offers school education through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. It is like IGNOU [Indira Gandhi National Open University].
  4. It is the largest open school in the world where more than 27 lakh students have joined during last 5 years.
  5. NIOS is recognised for college admission by Association of Indian Universities [AIU], Medical Council of India [MCI], Indian Nursing Council, Pharmacy Council of India, IIT, ISM, GTU and NIOS students are eligible for entrance exam like JEE, NEET, AFMC, NDA, CLAT, NCHMCT, NIFT or NID etc.
  6. NIOS students can get admission in any school and colleges in India as well as in foreign Universities. Our Kotta Academy students after completing their 12th from NIOS are studying in US, UK, Canada and also in other countries.


The National Institution of Open Schooling, widely known as NIOS, is an "Open School" to cater to the needs of students up to 12th std. It was started by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 1979.

In July 2002, ultimately the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) amended the RULES and renamed it to the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

In short, NIOS is an Education Board formed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of Indian Government is an equivalent and at par with other Central Board like CBSE and ICSE and also with other state Board like GUJ Board, MAH Board etc..

As per the High Court decision, no school or college can deny admission on the ground of students passing from NIOS. Moreover its certificate is also considered worldwide and equally accepted for Visa and Immigration purpose all over the world.

​Considering its advantages, flexibilities and universal recognition, NIOS is being widely accepted amongst teachers, parents and the students. Study from NIOS is highly recommended on the basis of NSSO report which reveals the shocking details that in India out of 22 crores of new admission in the schools every year, only 3 crores could clear their graduation. To improve upon the situation, NIOS is the only option at the moment.

NIOS Today:


* The largest Open Schooling system in the world.
More than 27 lac learners, students have joined during last 5 years.
More than 5,00,000 learners take admission every year. [Against this Admission in CBSE is only about 12,00,000 at India level and in GSEB about 11,00,000]
Provides more than 5000 Study Centres spread all over the country and abroad.
NIOS is valid and at par with CBSE, ICSE & GSEB


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