Academic Department
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 learners.

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
Capacity Building Cell
NCOS Secretariat
COMOSA Secretariat
Graphic Unit
Library and Documentation Services

Academic – Departmental Advisory Board
Academic – Council
Open Basic Education (OBE)
Secondary Course equivalent to Class X
Senior Secondary Course equivalent to class XII
Vocational Education
Training Packages for ODL functionaries