Is open learning legal in India?

Let’s put it this way – open learning is not illegal in India.
The Right to Education bill (RTE) directs the government to ensure that every child (less than 14 years) has the right to education and hence should be provided with a school. However, RTE is not binding and does not put any onus on the parents to put the child in school. Various ministers have gone on media record saying that parents who can educate their child should be allowed to do so. However since RTE specifically does not talk about homeschooling or unschooling or openlearning, there is no clear legal-illegal status of the same and hence some parents have successfully challenged the government’s push to get their children to enroll in School.

In addition please note the government continues to run the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) as a way for children to give examinations at different levels via open-schooling.