In a pluralistic and multilingual
society like ours, the place of English as a link language cannot be denied.
This position assumes even more importance in today’s world where barriers in
communication have broken down and information technologies have modified our
lifestyles: we are fast moving towards a global village.In today’s time, a learner needs to
be equipped with working English Language abilities so that he or she interacts
meaningfully with the wide world ahead of him/her. Also, to ensure that a
learner is not disadvantaged in terms of access to other courses of study and
avenues of knowledge and information, knowledge of English is required.The syllabus for the Secondary
Course in English will aim at developing the following skills in the learners:
A. Listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills, writing skills
B. Other Communication skills, Study Skills, Literary skills
C. This course will also focus on - Elements of language - grammar and usage, vocabulary
Saumya Rajan is currently working as Regional Director, National Institute of Open Schooling Regional Office, Pune, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. She is a D.Phil. in English Literature from the University of Allahabad and trained in Incorporating Gender Concerns in Public Policy from the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, India. She is certified in Global Diplomacy- Diplomacy in the Modern World from the University of London and SOAS, University of London. She has availed National and Central Research Scholarships for her academic excellence. A Gold Medalist right from her school to university, she has been widely published in international journals and magazines of repute. Her books - Common Shadows, Guerilla Ignition, USA and New World Order of Postmodernism in the Plays of Harold Pinter : Pause at Play, Penguin-Partridge, UK- are out for English literature enthusiasts. She can be reached at :- www.saumyarajan.com, www.saumyarajanspaces.blogspot.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Secondary Level Passing Certificate
1. In order to obtain Secondary (10th) passing certificate from NIOS, the learners are required to enroll in minimum five subjects including one or maximum two languages on SWAYAM. For examination and certification, the learners must also enroll with NIOS.
2. The admission in NIOS is done through online mode only. The learner can visit the official website of NIOS i.e., www.nios.ac.in or www.sdmis.nios.ac.in .The learner can also visit the Regional Centre or nearest AI (study Centre) or designated Common Service Centre (CSC), the list of which is available on the website and take help for online admission in NIOS.