Regional Director message

    The National institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has entered into its adulthood and completed two decades of its existence in the field of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in the school education sector. This journey of the Institute has been quite successful. With about 2.71 million students on its roll, NIOS is credited to be the largest open school in the world with significant popularity in the Commonwealth countries and in certain other developing and developed countries. NIOS has been offering Secondary and Senior Secondary and Vocational Education & training (VET) courses through its study centers and Open Basic Education Programme through Accredited Agencies.

    NIOS not only offers a wide spectrum of courses of study up to the pre-degree level for all categories of learners, but also works as a nodal institute for carrying forward the open school movement in the country in order to achieve the objective of developing an inclusive learning society. This has been possible due to dedication and unstinting support from all faculty and staff of the institute and other stakeholders.

    NIOS Regional Centre Visakhapatnam was established in the year 2010. It was initially established as Sub-Regional Centre, later it was upgraded to full fledged Regional Centre after bifercuaction of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana. Ever since its inception, it is serving the learners offering various academic & vocational courses of NIOS.

    It covers entire state of Andhra Pradesh The Regional Centre of Visakhapatnam is committed to serve the learners by providing quality education through its study centres under the umbrella of NIOS, the largest open schooling system in the world. It is also committed to fulfil the mission & vision of NIOS.