Are the Common Services Centres of Government of India authorised to act as NIOS Facilitation Centres?
Yes, NIOS has entered into an MOU with CSC e-Governance India Ltd., Ministry of Information and Technology, Government of India. Under this MOU, All the Common Services Centres throughout the country will be acting as Facilitation Centres of NIOS where any prospective candidates can avail various online facilities of NIOS at the prescribed rates. These rates are given at pages 15 to 16 of the Handbook.
The amount as per these rates is to be paid by the candidate and will be in addition to the registration fee of NIOS.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as National Open School (NOS) was established in November,1989 as an autonomous organisation in pursuance of National Policy on Education 1986 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. NIOS is providing a number of Vocational, Life Enrichment and community oriented courses besides General and Academic Courses at Secondary and Senior Secondary level. It also offers Elementary level Courses through its Open Basic Education Programmes (OBE).Government of India through a gazette notification vested NIOS with the authority to examine and certify learners registered with it upto pre degree level courses.