Institutions in Open Schooling


                                After the advent of Open Schooling by the Government of India through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in the year 1989, many States of India followed to start Open Schooling. But even after the start of Open Schooling by NIOS, it got acceptance and following only after the year 2000. School Education through formal mode was the order of the day in the last century. It got acceptance only after going through several tests. We are going to discuss about Open Schooling Boards below.


                                Open education is a philosophy about the way people should produce, share, and build on knowledge. Proponents of open education believe everyone in the world should have access to high-quality educational experiences and resources, and they work to eliminate barriers to this goal. Such barriers might include high monetary costs, outdated or obsolete materials, and legal mechanisms that prevent collaboration among scholars and educators. Open schooling is defined by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) as the physical separation of the school-level learner from the teacher, and the use of unconventional teaching methodologies, and information and communications technologies (ICTs) to bridge the separation and provide the education and training


Secondary Education-X Standard

Senior Secondary / Higher Secondary Education – XII Standard


  • Very-very easy compared to any Regular boards as the exams are quite easy, to the point and easy to score.
  • Very much flexible as there is a provision in which the candidates can give there exams on demand and whatever date they want to give it in (with due respect to the time span of exam being scheduled)
  • Freedom to choose, in several boards one can choose any subjects according to his or her wish and one may also choose vocational subjects with normal academic subjects.
  • Very much student friendly, as it provides its students with eBooks / syllabus for studies


There are several Open Schooling Institutions. These are Government Run Institutions to name a few.


  • AP. Open School Society Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
  • Bihar Board of Open Schooling & Examination
  • Chhatisgarh State Open School
  • MP. State Open School Education Board
  • National Institute of Open Schooling
  • Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur
  • Telangana Open School Society
  • The West Bengal Council of Rabindra Open Schooling


  • Grameen Mukt Vidhyalayi Shiksha Sansthan
  • Tamilnadu Council for Open and Distance Learning
  • Rural Institute of Open Schooling
  • Jharkhand State Open School
  • Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Bharat Gwalior
  • Jamia Urdu Aligarh
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