One of the major activities of the NIOS is to make use of modern
means of Communication and Educational Technology in distance
Education. Audio and Video programmes are significant components of
the multi-media packages offered by NIOS for its various courses of
study. The audio/video programmes supplement and complement the
other modes of learning such as printed self learning materials and
personal contact programmes.
Functions of Media Unit are as follows:
- Production of Audio/Video programmes for NIOS learners.
- Broadcast and Telecast of Audio/Video programmes on different
- To produce Audio/Video Spots for publicity purposes.
- To produce Multimedia programmes for NIOS learners.
- Duplication of Audio/Video programmes to Audio CDs, VCDs etc.,
to enrich and reinforce the subject matter given in the study
material, provided to the NIOS learners.
- Video coverage of important functions/seminars, workshops,
- NIOS is planning to setup a Media centre i.e. Audio and Video
studio facilities for in-house productions and a Community Radio
station in its H.Q.
- A 24 X 7 Educational Channel is likely to be started in near
future. NIOS in collaboration with CIET, NCERT will jointly run
this channel. NIOS Video programmes would be telecast on this
The Media Unit, NIOS ensures an academic perspective along with
the technical responsibilities of production of audio and video
programmes, which are one of the most important components of the
multi-channel package offered by the NIOS. These audio and video
programmes both supplement and complement the other channels of
learning: i.e. printed self-learning materials and personal contact
programmes. Most of the programmes, except for the language courses
(Hindi, English, Urdu), have been produced both in English and
Hindi Version. Using documentary, docu-drama and other interesting
formats, these programmes attempt to present the topic/theme in a
simple, interesting and engaging manner, so that the learners get a
clear understanding and insight into the subject matter.
The video programmes are being telecast on DD-I from 05.02 a.m.
to 05.25 a.m. on every Friday and on Educational Channel - Gyan
Darshan on every day from 6.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. The audio-video
cassettes are also sent to AIs, AVIs, SAIEDs and Regional Centers
of NIOS. Till date NIOS has produced following audio and video
programmes for its learners.
Most of the above audio and video programmes are now available
on audio cassettes and VCDs for sale @ Rs.40/- per audio cassette
and @ Rs.100/- per VCD. A list of audio/video programmes available
for sale is given for sending requisition for these programmes to
The Incharge, Price Publication Unit, National Institute of Open
Schooling, G.T Karnal Road, Opp. Bank Colony, Rana Pratap Bagh,
Delhi 110033 by sending a bank draft in favour of the Secretary,
National Institute of Open Schooling, NOIDA on the requisition
The Incharge, Price Publication Unit,
National Institute of Open Schooling,
G.T. Karnal Road, Opp. Bank Colony,
Rana Pratap Bagh, Delhi-110033.