Under Stream-1 all the learners can access NIOS directly online through its website (www.nos.org) for the purpose of seeking admission. The choice of study centres will be purely that of the learners and they will not be forced to go to any particular study centre.
Stream-2 has been designed to save one year of all those who have been unsuccessful in CBSE/ ICSE/Other recognized State Education Boards. These learners can seek online admissions in the Stream 2 and also appear in the Public Examinations of October-November 2007, whose results will be declared by December 2007 itself, thereby saving almost one year for such learners.
Stream-3 of online admissions also caters to the learners covered by Stream 2 but allows them an additional advantage of appearing in On Demand Examination (ODE) at Secondary level only based on his or her state of academic preparation.
Last two Streams have been designed to provide Safety Net to all such unsuccessful learners of the Formal School System, who would like to save their precious time and carry on further with higher studies or enter the job market through Vocational Stream of NIOS, if they want.
Under Ni-On Project, learners of NIOS will be able to access Study Material Online. There will be a direct linkage in between NIOS and its learners for the first time, thereby removing a large number of Student Support Services related problems. Based upon the design of online admissions, it is expected that annual enrolment of NIOS will increase by more than a lakh.