Programmes and Courses
The Academic Department and the Vocational Education Department
can be said to be the two most important departments of the NIOS.
These two departments develop education programmes and/or courses
to give opportunity to the learners to pursue the course of
learning of their choice. Both the departments collaborate with
each other to develop functional and need/based courses to benefit
The Academic Department takes care of academic courses which
encompasses the entire school education continuum from primary to
predegree level. The Academic Department is engaged in development
of curriculum and self learning materials, revision of learning
materials, together with research and development activities and
also provides support in the area of evaluation of learners.
The NIOS Academic Department has the following units.
- Open Basic Education (OBE)
- Secondary and Senior Secondary Education
- Research and Development Cell
- Capacity Building Cell
- NCOS Secretariat
- COMOSA Secretariat
- Graphic Unit
- Library and Documentation Services