About NIOS Regional Center, Ranchi

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) was established in November, 1989 as an autonomous organization in pursuance of national policy on education 1986 by 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 secondary level. It also offers elementary level courses through its open basic education programmes (OBE).
NIOS Regional Center Ranchi is one of the 20 regional centres of NIOS set up on 10 Feb 2013. The Regional Centre has 159 study centres in the area of academic, vocational and basic education programmes covering all the districts of Jharkhand.
NIOS Regional Center Ranchi is bifurcated from regional center Patna, to cater the needs of learners from Jharkhand.
NIOS Regional Center Ranchi has administrative control over the 24 districts of Jharkhand.