Open Basic Education

Programme providing a elementary education at three levels, for school drop-outs and neo-literates, out of school learners through Accredited Agencies.

Under its "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)", the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has been endeavouring to provide Basic Education to all children, youth and adults in the country.
All children between the ages of 6 to 14 can get free education from class 1 to class 8, in a nearby government school , aganwadi or private school. Children who have never been to school or have dropped out can get back to school. They will get admission in a class suitable to their age.

Children who are poor or underprivileged in some way can get free education till class 8 in a private school. Even if they don’t have documents like transfer certificate and age proof, children must be given admission to a school. They cannot be forced to give tests for getting admission in a school, nor can they be asked to leave school or be forced to repeat a class, till they complete class 8.

The Foundation Course has been subsumed into the Open Basic Education (OBE) Programme. There is a provision of separate OBE programme for children and adults. Some significant highlights of OBE programme areas follows:

The clientele for Open Basic Education (OBE) programme is:
Children below 14 years of age
Adults above 14 years of age

1- writing & reading skills
2- basic computer skills
3- rasht bhasha reading and wrighting
4- basic english
5- general mathmatics
6- social science
7- sports activity
8- general knowledge (GK)