National Institute of Open Schooling

Manovikas Kendra offers a variety of courses under the National Institute of Open Schooling (an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India) such as Open Basic Education, Secondary, Senior Secondary and Vocational Courses. It is the largest open schooling system in the world. The relaxation and flexibility offered by the Open Schooling System, help students to pursue academic courses with ease.

Centre for Assessment & Therapy

Centre for Education

Centre for Vocational Training

Centre for Brain Function Therapy

Centre for Stress Management

Centre for Molecular Diagnostics

Center For Biomedical Research

Centre for Teaching and Training

Centre for Physiotherapy

Services Provided

  • Comprehensive assessment of Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • 1:1 Therapy services
  • Early Intervention Programme (2-7 years)
    • Play group
    • Beginner
    • Junior
    • Learner
    • Pre-academics
  • Psychometric Evaluation
  • Pharmacological Management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Child and Parental Counselling
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Speech and Language Training
  • Special Educational Guidance
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Social Skills training
  • Self-help skills training
  • Dance and Music Therapy
  • Art and Craft classes
  • Games and Outdoor activities
  • Parental Workshops
  • Package Programme
    • For the children, who cannot attend the regular therapy sessions due to various reasons, we offer a Package Programme. In the package programme therapies are provided for 3‐5 consecutive days under our supervision and then home-based strategies are discussed with the parents to be continued at home.

Parental Counselling

The Parent Counseling service is designed to delve into the diverse aspects of caregiving for children with special needs. Through both group and individual counseling sessions, this therapy aims to understand the unique parenting experiences of these caregivers. The Parent Counselor collaborates closely with the team to offer optimal mental health support for caregivers, ensuring they receive the guidance and assistance they need to navigate their caregiving journey effectively.

Services Provided

  • Regular Schooling
  • Pre-school classes focus on activities of daily living. socialisation skills, school readiness and pre-academics.
  • School unit classes focus on socialisation skills, functional academics and academics.
  • Specialised training for students with hearing impairment.
  • Specialised centre for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder along with sensory and other allied therapies.
  • Pre-vocational Skill Training with Functional Academics
  • Hands-on Vocational Training/Vocational Readiness
  • Community orientation through exposure
  • Intensive Vocational Training Programme

Therapies provided

  • Sensory Integration therapy
  • Speech Language therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Counselling
  • Occupational therapy
  • Behaviour Modification Programme
  • Dance Movement therapy
  • Body –Mind Calisthenics
  • Co-curricular Activities to develop their social skill and physical fitness
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Games & Yoga
  • Karate
  • Vocal & Instrumental Music
  • Art & Craft
  • Recitation
  • Computer aided Learning Programme


  • Educational assessment
  • Prevocational assessment
  • Vocational assessment

Internship Programme

  • Community Exposure
  • Extended Services
  • Sensitisation Programme

Skill Enhancement Programmes

  • Art & Design
  • Certificate Course
  • Job Grooming
  • Photocopy Lamination
  • Sublimation printing
  • Bag Making
  • Jewellery making
  • Multimedia courses

Support Services

  • Parent Training Programme
  • Parent Counselling
  • Guidance in internship
  • Awareness programme
  • Guiding parents to avail Social Benefits by Manobik Pension Scheme and UDID
  • Enrolling and renewal of Niramaya Health Scheme

Features and Flexibilities

  • There is no upper age limit.
  • Admission is valid for 5 years
  • Medium of instruction is English, Hindi and Bengali
  • A number of Vocational Courses are offered in combination with academic subjects to ensure that learning orientation is more practical.
  • Credit for each subject will be accumulated until all the subjects are successfully completed for certification.
  • Credit for two subjects passed from any other recognised board can be transferred to NIOS.

Courses Offered

  • OBE Level A (equivalent to class III, minimum age 7+ years)
  • OBE Level B (equivalent to class V, minimum age 9+ years)
  • OBE Level C (equivalent to class VIII, minimum age12+ years)
  • Secondary Courses (equivalent to class X, minimum age14+ years)
  • Senior Secondary Courses (equivalent to class XII, minimum age15+ years)
  • 1-year Vocational Certificate Course:
  • Secondary Level - Bakery & Confectionery (eligibility VIII passed, min age- 15 years)
  • Senior Secondary Level - Housekeeping (eligibility X passed)
  • Parental guidance & counselling for NIOS courses

To develop vocational & life skills students after the age of 18 years may opt for

  • Vocational Package programme,
  • Training at ‘Abilitea’, the cafeteria
  • Extended Services,
  • Adult Leisure Learning Programme


  • Conducting after-school remedial classes for children with learning difficulties and dyslexia.
  • Providing comprehensive formal reports to educational institutions regarding student progress.
  • Organising teaching skill enhancement courses for educators in mainstream schools.
  • Hosting free awareness programmes, including lectures, presentations, and interactive sessions for teachers, administrators, special educators, and parents.
  • Assisting class teachers in informally identifying children experiencing learning difficulties and dyslexia.
  • Counseling Services for school going children & parents
  • Training of Teaching Staffs of mainstream schools (Private & Government)
  • Short training modules for teachers, trainee teachers & scholars
  • Psychometric Tests/assessment conducted for school children
  • Reporting of Specific Learning Disability Accommodation for CBSE/ICSE Board
  • Orientation Programmes for parents
  • Research Projects & Training on Research Methodologies
  • Preparing formal reports for learning difficulty accommodations compatible with the ICSE/CBSE boards, enabling schools to facilitate improved learning environments.

Manochetna is committed to enhancing the educational experiences of at-risk students within mainstream education, fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment.

This Centre provides
  • Customised intervention based on the capability of the participants
  • These non-invasive therapies help in improving scholastic performances by increasing attention and working memory
  • Our therapies also aid in reducing anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues
  • These therapies are also useful for stress management
To ensure precise validation of clinical assessments, the Centre for Molecular Diagnostics conducts a range of tests, administered by our trained phlebotomist experienced in working with children with special needs, including:
  • Blood, Stool, and Urine tests as recommended by the doctor
  • Chromosomal, RT-PCR, and other genomic tests for diagnosing conditions such as Fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Down syndrome, and others.
  • Vitamin Deficiency tests.
  • Pharmacogenomic and nutrigenomic tests based on assessment results.
  • Neurotransmitter analysis for emotional instability.
  • Inflammatory marker testing for all the aforementioned conditions.
This Centre aids in
  • Diagnostic confirmation of genetic as well as chromosomal disorders
  • Identification of molecular markers involved with higher disease severity
  • Pharmacogenomic analysis to help in prescribing tailored therapeutic intervention. This reduces the treatment induced side effects, often being a cause for treatment discontinuation.