The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as the National Open School (NOS) was established in November 1989 as an autonomous organization in pursuance of the National Policy on Education 1986 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India. NIOS is providing a number of Vocational Life Enrichment and community oriented courses besides General and Academic Courses at the Secondary and Senior Secondary levels. It also offers Elementary level Courses through its open basic education programmes.
The last date to apply for admission to the IGNOU Nursery Teacher Training (NTT) Course is 31st May 2023-24. The course is offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and is of two years duration. It is designed to prepare students for a career in teaching young children. The course fee is Rs. 31,200/- and the total number of seats available is 500.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) offers a range of vocational life enrichment and community-oriented courses through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. The National Teacher Training Programme (NTT) is one such course which is designed for in-service untrained teachers working in primary/upper primary schools of different states of the country. The objective of the programme is to provide them with an opportunity to acquire the necessary professional qualification for teaching at the elementary level.