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Accreditation of Institutions

UPSOSB as an open and distance learning institute provides planned human support in different ways from the time a learner joins the system till the end of his/ her successful completion. To provide this support along with the issue of easy access, UPSOSB considered utilization of existing available resources to provide services by accrediting institutions as partners. Such partner institutions are called Resource Centre (RCs) and are spread all over the country. These RCs which function as Study Centres are usually formal schools that are recognized and affiliated to CBSE, ICSCE and State Broads or reputed agencies involved in social and educational activities of disadvantaged and differently able learners. The RCs assist UPSOSB in its various functions to reach out and to reach all. Based on available infrastructure facilities and nature of the existing institutions.

UPSOSB has Accredited Institutions for Regional mediums also like Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Oriya and Urdu. The types of Schools/Institutions that have become partners to function as RCs of UPSOSB include Government Schools, Government Aided Schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, Public and Private Schools and Schools for children with special needs.

Accreditation of the Study Centres is done through rigorous process of screening of applications on the basis of prescribed criteria and inspection of the institutions by teams of Experts. The Principal/Vice- Principal of the School acts as the Coordinator of the AI functioning as the Study Centre of UPSOSB. The core staff and teachers of the AIs work for UPSOSB programmes at the Study Centres in addition to their normal duties there.

Personal Contact Programme
UPSOSB students study at their own using self instructional material. However, while learning they do confront certain problems and need various types of help and guidance. For clarification of their doubts, UPSOSB conducts 30 Personal Contact Programme (PCPs) for theory subjects out of which 15 are compulsory. Five additional PCPs are allotted for subjects having practicals. These are conducted at the Study Centre on Saturdays, Sundays/other holidays or at any convenient time during weekdays.