Rural institute of open schooling was intended to be a medium of making education easy for students who are unable to attend regular classes. The challenge before us was to make the instructional delivery of curriculum convenient and as effective as regular classes for the students. It had to be a well-planned and organized extended learning endeavor which allowed students to pursue other activities without affecting their learning. Reaching out to them through the online medium was an excellent way to deliver educational resources and nullify the location constraint.
The National policy on Education suggested strengthening of RIOS for extending open learning facilities in a phased manner at secondary and Sr. Secondary levels all over the country and abroad as an independent system with its own curriculum and examination leading to awarding of certificates. This was intended to address the needs of students on working professionals in India and abroad to further the cause of spreading education.
RIOS offers a viable and convenient approach for education as comprehensive study material is delivered online after admission. The process of admission is simple too as students only need to register online and get admitted with the enrollment number sent right away. The instructional resources made available to the students are without the bottleneck of language. They have the option to choose the language of their study material. The results of pass students are backed by online verification.
Spreading the cause of making education convenient through the internet was a novel initiative suggested by the National Policy on Education and we took this opportunity to start RIOS. The way our instructional deliver and online facilitation of educational courses have expanded in India and abroad, it is a fulfillment of our aspiration to play a pivotal role on making education convenient for students all over the world.
You can choose subjects from the scheme of studies given in table. However, you will be required to successfully complete a minimum of five subjects with at least one language or at most two languages, which is compulsory for certification.