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Orissa as an Educational Destination

Updated on: Apr 18, 2013
Orissa acquired the status of a separate State on April 1, 1936. Oriyas were believed to be tradition-bound and were quite apathetic to receive the liberal education introduced during the British Rule. However, in pro-independence days, like other states, it also participated in the race and witnessed a massive quantitative expansion in its education system to get a separate position in the education movement of India. This is now being enhanced by the Government of India with due attention towards the primary and secondary education. The importance of higher education and professional courses are well understood in the today’s scenario by the students, parents and as a whole by the society, which is reflected in their performance and interests.

Orissa was one of the last Indian territories to come under the British rule and therefore was exposed much later to the liberal education introduced by them. At the same time, Orissa has always made concerted efforts to provide quality education to all. Prospects of a brighter future are evidently in the offing in view of certain major initiatives of the Government of Orissa and the Government of India. The below mentioned numerical data of various institutes in the state throws some light about the recent educational status.

Administration

Minister - Higher Education
Email: hemin@ori.nic.in

Minister - School & Mass Education
Email: smemin@ori.nic.in

Educational Institutions

Category Total Number Total Enrolment Number of Teachers Teacher-Student
Ratio
Pre-Primary Schools 373 30498 - -
Primary Schools 42104 4080000 11104037
Elementary Schools 12096 1296000 39814 34
Secondary Schools 6072 1031000 5143620
Senior Secondary Schools 231 10500 782757
Pre Degree /Junior Colleges 510 376000
Board of Intermediate /Secondary Education 1 - - -
Degree College 524
(Arts/Sc./Com.)
138932
(BA/BSc.BCom)
--
Engg. College 133345
(B.E./B.Sc./B.Arch.)
- -
Professional College - ---
Medical College193120
(MBBS)
--
All University5 10807
(MA/MSc/MCom)
499
(Ph.D/D.Phill/D.Sc.)
- -
Central University
- ---
State university - - - -
Deemed University - - - -
Institution of NationalImportance - - - -
Research Institution - - - -
Teacher Training College 13 2028
(B.Ed. /B.T.)
- -
Teacher Training School 69 7200 - -
Polytechnic Institutes 5 800 - -
Technical /Industrial /Arts & Craft School 26 7300 - -

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