NIOS is "Open School" to cater to the needs of a heterogeneous group of learners up to pre-degree level. It was started as a project with in-built flexibilities by the CBSE in 1979.
The Board of School & Technical Education (C.G.) was established Under Indian Trust Act 1882 & Registered with planning commission (New Delhi), Govt. of India. BSTE is an ISO 9001: 2008 Certified Organization.