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Uttarakhand also known as Uttaranchal is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the "Devbhumi" (literally "Land of the Gods") due to its religious significance and numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabar and the Terai regions. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north; the Sudurpashchim Province of Nepal to the east; the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the west and north-west. The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, with a total of 13 districts. The winter capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, the largest city of the state, which is a rail head. Bhararisain, a town in Chamoli district, is the summer capital of Uttarakhand.The High Court of the state is located in Nainital.

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On 30 September 2010 there were 15,331 primary schools with 1,040,139 students and 22,118 working teachers in Uttarakhand. At the 2011 census the literacy rate of the state was 78.82% with 87.4% literacy for males and 70% literacy for females. The language of instruction in the schools is either English or Hindi. There are mainly government-run, private unaided (no government help), and private aided schools in the state.

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  • Free Education for All Needy Students
    UOS provides free education up to secondary/ senior secondary level. It was observed that there was an urgent need to reach the Needy Students socially and educationally disadvantaged classes and other culturally, economically, geographically weaker sections of the society in the State of Uttarakhand. Admissions Open (Session APRIL - 2024) Download Date Sheet for ongoing Examination
  • High school level (Class X)
    in the secondary/high school certificate (Class X) course those who have completed 14 years of age as on 1st August of the year in which admission is sought for on the basis of and declaration to the effect that the candidate has studied enough to be able to pursue secondary certificate course under the open learning mode.
  • Dual Enrollment & Part Admission
    Under this provision, if you are studying in a regular school, or have already passed Secondary/ Senior Secondary examination or any other higher education from any recognized Board, you may opt for up to four subjects of your choice, to update knowledge and educational qualifications. However, on passing, only the Mark sheet will be issued and no other certificate will be issued.
  • Validity of the Academic Certificates
    Certificates, Diplomas, Vocational Certificates or other academic distinctions awarded by the Board stand automatically registered for the purpose of employment for post and service under the State Government provided it has been awarded as per the Statutes and Regulations of the Board. Secondary, Senior Secondary Certificates, or other academic distinctions awarded by the Board shall be registered for the purpose of further education in other State Secondary / Senior Secondary Boards or Universities and higher learning Institutes, provided it has been awarded as per the Statutes and Regulations of the Board. Vocational Education Courses and Skill Development Initiatives in Uttarakhand Workshop on Skill Development & Vocational Training Initiatives in Uttarakhand by UOS
  • Intermediate school level (XII)
    In the senior secondary school certificate course those who have completed 16 years of age as on 1st August of the year in which admission is sought for after qualifying in the entrance test prescribed to pursue senior/ higher secondary courses

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