06:31 pm, Wednesday, 28th October, 2020

What's New

Due to the Current Covid-19 situation in the country, the last date for Online Admission Stream 1 Block 1 for Academic session 2020-21 has been extended as per schedule mentioned below in News & Event sectionDue to the Current Covid-19 situation in the country, the last date for Online Admission of Open Basic Education Programme for Academic session 2020-21 has been extended up to 31st August, 2020 (Monday)Due to the Current Covid-19 situation in the country, the last date for Online Admission of Vocational Courses Block-1 for Academic session 2020-21 has been extended up to 31st August, 2020 (Monday)Due to COVID-19 situation in the country, the Last date for Submission of Internal Assessment Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) by the Learners to AI (Study Centre) has been extended up to 31st August 2020 (Monday)Allotted AI for PCP and TMA submission for stream 1 block 2 for October 2020 examGolden opportunity for the present and past students of ITI to get 12th standard equivalence by passing two subjects in NIOS.Admission open for Tamil Medium in secondary level (10th std) with 11 subjects ( chooose any four with one language for qualifying)Avail the Transfer of credit (TOC) facility by transferring marks of any two passed subjects and complete the schooling in NIOS with the choice of your subjects (valid for previous two years candidates only) Online Admission on for stream1 Block-I for April 2021 Examination (* learners advised to make online payment to get the study material on priority)

National Institute of Open Schooling - Regional Centre Chennai

Regional center, Chennai is another jewel in list of educational institutions situated in the panoramic view of the Marina beach, Chennai. This new region is bifurcated from Regional center, Kochi to cater to the needs of learners from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. NIOS is thankful to Govt. of Tamil Nadu for allotting office space for establishing this center which is another step to provide opportunity to the people of this region to complete their schooling. Efforts are on to get the NIOS self learning study material translated in Tamil medium for secondary level which is in the final stage and is going to be the boon for the school drop outs from Tamil medium. Flexibility and wide option of subject combination is going to be the blessing for these learners to complete their schooling thro. Open Schooling system. Days ahead are bright for this region to increase the enrollment and benefit the learners of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.


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  • L  Bhuvaneshwari and L Shrinivaasan are proud & successful NIOS students.They quit their  formal schooling from National Public School, Gopalapuram. As students of NIOS they appreciated and leveraged the flexibility in choosing subjects, timing of exams especially the ODE. L Bhuvaneshwari has completed both classes 10 & 12 through NIOS and is pursuing CA course. L Shrinivaasan has completed class 10 through NIOS and will be writing his class 12 in July 2020.

     L Bhuvaneshwari and L Shrinivaasan as resource persons have contributed video lectures for classes 1-10 for the NIOS students & made them available free of cost for underprivileged children through Tapas Trust. L Shrinivaasan handles maths & science and L Bhuvaneshwari handles languages & arts. More than 1000 students have been benefited till date.

    L Bhuvaneshwari and L Shrinivaasan as artists were able to pursue their passion in performing Lectures on Vedas, Puranas. L Bhuvaneshwari is a well known Bharatanatyam dancer having performed in prestigious forums, she was also a semi-finalist in Natya Ratna Reality Show (seniors) conducted by Sankara TV. She has also choreographed for various krithis.

    L Shrinivaasan's veena recital tuning with resonating his oral vedic chant is a treat to watch. Please  listen to their NIOS experience


    Says..Shri.Lakshminarayan F/o these kids, Chennai on 28-6-2020...  L Shrinivasan video lectures for maths subject for middle level class available at


  • Mr.Rajarathinam aged 66 , has been working as a driver for the past 25 years. He has completed his 8th grade but had to discontinue his studies in gradeX. He started working as a manager in Seker Estate at Yercaud later on life turned out to him as a driver. At the age of 63 he came to know about the NIOS through Sri Seshaas International Public School, Salem (NIOS, Study Centre-190098) and was greatly impressed by the flexibility and the stress free system of education. He wished to restart his missed out schooling and has enrolled for Secondary course at 2014 and has successfully completed the course in April 2017 with   56.4% of marks. 

    -RAJARATHINAM P, aged 66 - 190098142007
  • Konstantin Semakin is a Russian student who found himself in real life and understood who he really is, what kind of education he would like to receive and do with what he wants. After completing his regular schooling in Russia, he volunteered himself in the Russian Army for 2 years then he chose his own way, to become the first Russian Siddha Doctor. Konstantin successfully completed Senior secondary course (12 std) + Tamil language through NIOS and now he is eligible to get admission for Siddha medical degree in India. This is a big step for friendship between Russia and India.

    -KONSTANTIN SEMAKIN 420005162003 / 190098143502
  • NIOS student at the age of 74 who passed +2 and his next aim is to complete CA

    -Tamil Selvan A (Article)
  • Click below link for online admission steps for Block I and Block II.

    click here to know about 64 year old learner

    -64 Year Old Learner admission in Senior Secondary Course
  • Opinion about NIOS scheme and its flexibility click here to download PDF

    -Shivkumar, Parent of NIOS student