Open Basic Education (OBE) is a programme of NIOS providing a elementary education at three levels, for school drop-outs and neo-literates, out of school learners through Accredited Agencies.Under its "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)", the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has been endeavouring to provide Basic Education to all children, youth and adults in the country. The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has launched the Open Basic Education (OBE) Programme, as an alternative educational programme, equivalent to the Elementary Education Programme of the formal education system. The OBE Programme explores and makes use of the potentialities of Distance Education Mode (DEM) for reaching the unreached.
In 2005 Govt of India took decision to terminate Open Basic Education (OBE) from NIOS which is the world's largest open school. This decision was later revoked and OBE got extension till 2017. Earlier there was no proper response from the NIOS office in Noida but now it seems the HRD ministry has taken steps to improve the standards of NIOS. We can see more OBE centers on the list of NIOS website. As per the new guidelines the schedule timing for OBE admission is now April & May. NIOS will now charge fees for OBE. (roughly Rs. 300 for "A" level equivalent to class 3, Rs. 500 for "B" level equivalent to class 5, Rs. 800 for "C" level equivalent to class "8")
Below mentioned organisation are OBE study study center at following locations:
(GOA) - Jan Shikshan Sansthan Goa SIE. Bld, Vidya Nagar,P.O. Alto-Parvari-Goa,Distt. - ALTO PARVARI, Pin - 403521, State - GOA.(Off.): 0832-5628709 .Email: jssgoa [at] gmail.com
(Belgaum) - CENTRAL MINORITY ASSOCIATION, NO-21, CANTONMENT BOARD COMPLEX CAMP, Dist. - BELEGAUM, Pin - 590001, State - KARNATAKA.(Off.): 0831-2447867, Email: cma_bgm [at] yahoo.com
(Ratnagiri) SHRAMIK SAHYOG RATNAGIRI ZILLA,GRAMIN VIKAS PRAKALP AT SATI,Distt. - RATNAGIRI, Pin - 415604, State - MAHARASHTRA.(Off.): 02355-256027, (Res.): 09422595129,Email: shramik2 [at] rediffmail.com
More organisation should apply for study center of OBE. For more details contact your state regional center of NIOS