Students undergoing vocational training will soon be able to get a Class 12 certificate that will be equivalent to an intermediate certificate from Central and State Boards.

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, is offering Class 12 and Class 10 certificates through open and distance learning system to students who pass three vocational papers — of same or similar vocations — and two academic papers, one of which should be a language paper.  The other can be any of the subjects on offer.

The NIOS has also signed an MoU with the Directorate-General of Employment and Training to provide Class 12 and Class 10 certificates to those who have trained in the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs).

If the person has passed three vocational papers from ITIs, he/she can register with NIOS and pass two academic papers to earn a Class 12 certificate.

Source: The Hindu