ODISHA STATE OPEN SCHOOLING is an Autonomous organisation in pursuance of National policy on education 1986 by the M.H.R.D , Govt Of India. Independent Board run & managed Trust, which was previously registered under the Indian Trust Act, 1982 and Indian Registration Act 1908 for promotion of Secondary Education & Senior Secondary Education in open and distance mode for vocational and educational for upliftment of the poor and disadvantaged group such as street children, working children, rural women and physical challenged.
A Detailed scheme of Syllabus along with the scheme of Examination for High School & Intermediate Examination is enclosed along with the Project submitted to the Government of ODISHA. It may be submitted that in respect of Secondary/High School and Senior Secondary/ Intermediate programme, the learner will study 6 subjects for Secondary and 5 subjects for Senior Secondary for the purpose of certification. However, a learner will be permitted to study one more subject as per his/ her convenience. Course curriculum in each subject will be planned for 100 hours of study time, and out of this 40 hours will be at study centre/ academic centre/ personal contact classes and 60 hours as self-study. The entry requirements at SSC (10th level will be as followed by open schools.
The OSOS will conduct public examinations twice a year, as is being practiced by other State Open Schools. A candidate will get nine chances to appear in the public examinations over a period of 5 years from the date of registration to complete the Secondary School Certification (SSC)/ Sr. Secondary School Certification (Sr. SSC). OSOS shall issue SSC/ Sr. SSC pass certificates under its emblem to all those who qualify the SSC/ Sr. SSC course. These certificates will be equivalent to SSC/ Sr. SSC of formal system in the country on reciprocal basis. A candidate can choose to appear in any one or more subjects in any examination and earn credits, which will be accumulated till all subjects required for certification are successfully completed within a period of 5 years from the date of registration. Candidates who have appeared in SSC examination in any other Board/ Council recognized by COBSE and have passed in certain subjects can get their credits transferred up to a maximum of two subjects while appearing for SSC in the Open Schooling system. Besides, the OSOS would also offer `On Demand-On-Line’ examination to the desirous students. A detailed scheme in this regard is attached herewith.