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Distance Learning

Under the Open and Distance Learning System, learner support is of paramount importance. The student Support Services (SSS) Department is responsible for providing support to learners in their learning and related issues. The main functions of the Student Support Services (SSS) Department of NIOS are as follows:

  • Formulation of policy and planning related to student enrollment and registration
  • Advocacy and publicity of NIOS programmes
  • Identification and establishment of study centres for accreditation from amongst recognized and reputed academic institutions all over the country, thereby building a network of Accredited Institutions (AIs), Accredited Vocational Institutions (AVIs) and Accredited Agencies (AAs)
  • Enrolment and registration of secondary and senior secondary learners of NIOS
  • Monitoring of the functioning of study centres and conduct of Personal Contact Programmes
  • Development of policy for continuous assessment of the learners through Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA)
  • Coordination with the Regional Centres for timely and effective support to the learners.
  • Redressal of the problems and grievances of the learners

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