List of some successful candidates after completing their
studies from NIOS
Dr. Prabhleen Singh
doctor by profession, Dr. Prabhleen
Singh is a successful NIOS learner who is presently preparing for
the MD/MS entrance exams. Sharing his experiences at a seminar
recently held by the NIOS, he said that he had benefitted immensely
from the system of open schooling. A student of Delhi Public
School, R.K. Puram, Delhi, Prabhleen chose to enroll for the Senior
Secondary course of the NIOS to enable him to pursue education in a
flexible manner. Dr. Singh is also a published author. His first
work, "And The Mirror Kissed Back" was published in 2008 by
Cinnamon Teal Press, Goa.
Charles Thomas Correya
Enrolment No.: Sr.
Secondary - 09001593329
A drop out at the Senior Secondary level which he owes to the
subject of mathematics, Charles Thomas Correya completed the Senior
Secondary Course of NIOS in humanities. This enabled him to join
the MG University in Kerala for a BA course. Having simultaneously
completed a certificate course in Electronics, Charles is now
employed as an engineer with Birla Sunlife.
Equipped with both Academic & Vocational skills, he now wishes
to pursue an MBA Programme and also upgrade his technical
qualification through different online certification
He strongly believes that flexibility in NIOS courses and
programmes has contributed in the progression of
Enrolment No.: Secondary -
Senior Secondary - 92279300066
Forced to discontinue his tenth class in 1993 in order to earn a
livelihood to support his family, when his parents met with an
accident, Jaspal Singh resumed his studies in 2003 by enrolling for
the Secondary level course in NIOS. The flexibility of the NIOS
system enabled him to pursue his studies along with his vocation.
He acquired skills in fashion designing while working as a
freelancer in garment export houses. Having completed his Senior
Secondary course from the NIOS and moved by the desire to continue
studies, Jaspal Singh has managed to obtain admission to a three
year course in Fashion Management at the University of Thames
Alex P. Joseph
Due to Severe economic problem, Sh Alex had to discontinue his
schooling for earning lively hood. He is self employed (Door to
door sale of Engine oil and running a Flower shop) since 10 years.
Schooling discontinued at class X in 1995. He lost his mother all
on a sudden in 2005 of kidney failure. His father is not able to
maintain himself his own due to a brain stroke occurred in 2003.
Sh. Alex had to bear heavy responsibility since tender age. He is
looking after his aged sick Father and his younger brother, in
addition to his wife and daughter.
Despite of all these, after a long gap, he could complete NIOS
Secondary Course in 2006 and Sr. Secondary Course in 2008. He is
planning to join IGNOU for higher study.
He had persuaded his wife and younger brother to complete their
His wife Ms. Ann Shyla Fernandaz had completed Secondary course of
NIOS in 2010 vide enrollment 09000372008 and just joined for. Sr.
His brother Mathews P J whose Schooling was discontinued after
Class X in 2003 had joined NIOS in 2006 in and completed Sr.
Secondary Course in 2008 wide enrollment no. 09000363016. He had
joined Kerala University for B.Com - private registration through
Co-operative College, Trivandrum.
Enrolment No. :
A drop-out owing to personal situations and a strong desire to
continue education landed Sri. Ashok Rohilla in the 'Open and
Distance Education System'. Delighted to know from friends about
the flexibility of the system, Sri. Rohilla completed his Secondary
and Senior Secondary Courses from the National Institute of Open
Schooling (NIOS). Presently employed in the Academic Department of
NIOS, Sri Rohilla attributes his desire to continue education even
in his forties to the institution in which he works. He is truly an
example of a learner who pursued studies by fully utilizing the
opportunities provided by the distance education system.
Enrolment No. : 27029182593
Ms. Sudha was a only housewife until such time that her husband
passed away and she was offered the job of
a constable in the Delhi Police. She then took up the job to
support the family consisting of her two children.
Sudha who had not completed her schooling was motivated by her
children to join the NIOS. She then passed the Secondary
examination from NIOS in April 2009. A resident of Sant Nagar,
Burari, Delhi and posted at the Rohini Court, Delhi, Sudha today
feels more confident and empowered by the qualification acquired by
Ishant Gandhi passed the Secondary examination from the NIOS in
2007 and has appeared for the April/May 2010 Senior Secondary
examinations. Belonging to a family of artistes, Ishant started
acting at the age of eight. Although he attended a regular school
upto class IX, he found it difficult to cope up with formal
schooling along with his schedule as an actor. The NIOS which
offers the option of flexible education enabled him to enroll and
pass the Secondary examination. A highly talented learner, Ishant
performs kathak dance and also cultural and devotional programmes
such as bhajans and kirtans. He is presently playing a supporting
role in a Zee TV serial titled" Karol Bagh,12/24".
Jithin Jose had to drop out of school when he was in class II as
he was suffering from haemophilia, a disorder in which blood does
not clot as in the case of a normal person. Severe and frequent
internal bleeding revented him from even going to school for
writing the exams. When he was about sixteen years old, his parents
about the NIOS and got him registered for the foundation course.
This enabled him to start his second innings as a student. Due to
the flexibility of the NIOS system, Jithin could choose non-science
subjects along with Maths and English, when he further enrolled for
the Secondary Course. He found that the books were self-explanatory
and prepared in a simple language. Although there were frequent
interruptions due to internal bleeding, Jithin studied on his own
imagining that books were his teachers. At the age of nineteen, he
passed his secondary exams in 2003 with 72% marks. He further
enrolled for the NIOS Senior Secondary Course and passed in 2005
with 81% marks. By that time, this aspiring student became
ambitions and decided to register for a course in Chartered
Accountancy. Although he missed the first few attempts due to
severe bleeding, he managed to clear the CA Inter exams with 41st
rank at the All India level. What a level of determination! Jithin
Jose who viewed studying on his own as a limitation realized that
it was his strength.
It not only expanded his horizons of thinking but also sharpened
his analytical skills. He acknowledges that the NIOS led him from
ignorance to knowledge, by initiating him into the world of
studies. He feels extremely proud to be an NIOS Product.
L. Athira Krishna
An internationally acclaimed prodigy violinist, L. Athira Krishna
has an enviable musical lineage as the granddaughter of the
illustrious Vidwan Sri. Gopala Pillaiand the daughter of the noted
Veena player Sangitha Vidwan Sri. K.C.Krishna Pillai. Performing
across the globe as a Carnatic Violin Soloist from the age of 9,
Athira is the proud recipient of many coveted recognitions
including the prestigious Guinness World Record for her unique 32
hour long non-stop Carnatic Violin Solo Concert. She is among the
youngest cultural ambassadors of India taking the rich Indian
classical music tradition to every part of the world through her
violin solo concerts.
Popularly hailed as the "Princess of Indian Violin" and honoured
with the title of "The Musical Gem of India" by Former First Lady
of India, Smt.Usha Narayanan, Athira Krishna has enthralled
audiences across the world including performances at prestigious
International Music Festivals in India and abroad. She has also
given "Trans Global Fusion Concerts and lecture demonstrations on
Indian classical music at World Music Festivals.
The flexible NIOS Scheme enabled Athira to complete her school
education. She has completed the NIOS Senior Secondary Course with
psychology as one of the subjects in 2004. She is presently
pursuing MBA in Marketing from the Madras University from where she
also completed her graduation.
Manas Harith Swaroopa (Academic - Class X)
Manas Harith Swaroopa is suffering
from Aspergers Syndrome secured 97% in Economics in class X Exam.
View the Story
Published in the Times of India. (2 MB)
Sir Prabhu Bedia (Agriculture - Ramakrishna Mission,
Sir Prabhu Bedia did his Vocational Vourse in Water Mgt.
&Crop Production alog with his Sr.Secondary examination. He is
using the skill of water mgt. for his potato cultivation and is
also working with Water Shed Programme of Ramakrishna Mission.
Shri Darshan Singh (Refrfigeration & Air Conditioning -
After doing his Refrigeration Course is successfully running his
own job work for his family livelihood.
Shri Ajay Kumar (Electrician Trade - SGTBITC (AVI-990011))
After doing his Electrician Course is running very successfully
Electrical Contract Business.
Amanjyot Singh could do his class 10th and could play his
International Golf Championship due to the flexible time schedule
of ODE. (Best child of the Year Award).
Nitin Sharma could join his course in Fine Arts in Singapore as
he could complete his class 10th through ODE.
Zubein Shekh could join her specialised course in Home Science
after improving her result in the subject in class 10th through ODE
for which 60% was the requirement.