National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) provides education to students across the country through distance mode. NIOS conducts secondary (10th) and Senior Secondary (12th or 10+2) Examinations for private Students. Apart from this, NIOS also offers various vocational courses. There is online admission facility for NIOS exams and the interested students/learners may apply through internet without any hassles. This mode of NIOS admission/ application form is very convenient and user friendly. The admissions for the examinations to be conducted by NIOS in April 2013 are open till August 31, 2012. The National Open (NIOS) student status and status of dispatch of study material by NIOS can also be checked online at www.nios.ac.in and apart from this the prospectus, details of NIOS study centres, fee, eligibility criteria of NIOS Courses, etc. are given in details on the above mentioned website. The admission under NIOS on demand examination system (ODES) is also facilitated through online mode. The Secondary, Sr. Secondary and Vocational courses being offered by National Institute of Open Schooling are boon for the students who are not able to pursue regular studies due to various reasons as they can enhance their skills and academic qualifications by pursuing NIOS courses.