The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as National Open School (NOS) was established in November,1989 as an autonomous organisation in pursuance of National Policy on Education 1986 by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of India. NIOS is providing a number of Vocational, Life Enrichment and community oriented courses besides General and Academic Courses at Secondary and Senior Secondary level. It also offers Elementary level Courses through its Open Basic Education Programmes (OBE).Government of India through a gazette notification vested NIOS with the authority to examine and certify learners registered with it upto pre degree level courses whether Academic, Technical or Vocational. Association of Indian Universities, vide letter No . EV/11(354)/91/ 25 July, 1991 issued Equivalence of Senior Secondary Certificate Examination of NIOS.

We at Riverside offer it as an alternative board to those students who:

Have a pre decided passion in sports or art,or dance etc..and would like to make it their career,and find it difficult to put in their time towards the CIE board. To students who may have a learning disability and need different subject choices. The Students who come from the RTE community may find difficulty in the language areas.


Riverside offers the following subjects in Grade 10 and Grade 12:

Business Studies
Home Science
Data Entry

The NIOS team for 24-25 are:

Hetal Jariwala | Ankita Gadhvi | Nilesh Khare | Hiral Dholakia

The team works in close connection with Keystage 3 teachers to ensure that the students participate in the challenges and congloms of their respective grades while attending the academic sessions of NIOS.