REGIONAL DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE::
I congratulate you and welcome you for choosing the The National institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) as your preferred option for continuing your education. With a motto to "reach out and reach all", NIOS follows the principal of freedom to learn i.e. what to learn, when to learn, how to learn and when to appear in the examination.
NIOS is one of the three National Boards of Secondary Education and offers school education through Open and Distance learning mode. The courses of study of NIOS have the same standard and equivalence as the other National /State Boards of School Education. NIOS offers 28 subjects including 17 languages in 08 mediums at the secondary level and 28 subjects including 08 languages in 05 mediums at the Sr.secondary level. A cafeteria approach in the choice of subjects is offered.
NIOS has special focus on those disadvantaged groups of the society, who have been discriminated against getting education for long due to varied socio-economic reasons. We give due priority for reaching the unreached and uplifting them in the social structure by providing relevant and need based quality education. Besides Women . SCs, STs, Girls and differently abled, NIOS has visualized a programme of education of minorities.
The Regional Centre of NIOS was established in Dehradun 2006 as a Sub-Centre and was upgraded to full Regional Centre in 2010. It covers the state of Uttarakhand and some parts of western Uttar Pradesh. Set amongst the picturesque background of lush green mountains of the lower Himalayas. This Regional Centre has 263 Accredited Institutes or study centres for academic courses (Secondary/Sr. Secondary); 87 for vocational courses and 45 for basic education.
Under the Open and Distance Learning System, learner support is of paramount importance. The team at the regional center continuously working for system and process improvement so as to make the student support services better , meaningful and rewarding by providing timely and proper academic support, facilitate learners in solving their problems through the study centres/learning centres, Co-ordinate and monitor establishment, working and management of the study centres.