New Delhi, July 4 An online admission project 'Ni-On' of the National Institute of Open Learning was launched here today by Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh. The project, which is available for the first time in any open learning system in India, will facilitate the learners in directly accessing the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
Under Ni-On project, NIOS has tailor-made '3' streams of online admissions for meeting the requirements of different groups of its potential learners. Under Stream-1, all the learners can access NIOS directly online through its website for the purpose of seeking admission. Stream-2 has been designed to save one year of all those who have been unsuccessful in CBSE, ICSE and Other recognized State Education Boards. Stream-3 of Online Admissions also caters to the learners covered by Stream '2' but allows them an additional advantage of appearing in On Demand Examination (ODE) at Secondary level only based on his or her state of academic preparation.
Learners of NIOS will be able to access Study Material Online. It is expected to improve academic intervention and delivery mechanism of NIOS substantially for the learners, thus improving its quality of teaching-learning process and overcome the digital divide that NIOS learners are facing so far. This is considered a major step to revolutionise the process.