Education is the key to social & economic development of any society. It encompasses every sphere of human life. Level of literacy has a profound bearing on the level of human development. States like Kerala where spread of education is wide & deep score better in the HDI (Human Development Index) Scale. Poverty & illiteracy are coexistent.
The British Rulers by trial and error, worked out a system of education which was broadly divided into three major stages viz. Primary, Secondary & Higher Education. This pattern not only became the basis of modern education during the British Rule but also has continued to be the major framework even after independence.
A brief account of the education infrastructure available in Angul district is given below.
There are 1098 Primary Schools and 310 Upper Primary Schools in Angul district. 4 District Inspector of Schools (Angul, Talcher, Athamallik, Pallahara) are supervising the functioning of the primary education system in the district.
There are 212 High Schools in this district out of which 112 are Government High Schools, 15 are aided Schools and 85 are recognized unaided schools. Some of the important High Schools of this district are Angul Govt. High School, Govt. Girls’ High School, Angul, Yubaraj High School, Talcher, Pabitramohan High School, Kaniha, Chhendipada High School, Bagedia High School, Mahendera High School, Athamallik, Mahatab High School, Pallahara.
Educational Institutions managed by ST&SC Dev.Deptt
Details of Schools under SC & ST Development Deptt. in Angul District
Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School)
The scheme of Central schools was approved by the Govt. of India in November,1962. Subsequently Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan was set up as an autonomous organization in 1965 to establish and run the Central Schools. The two Central Schools of the district, located at Angul and N.T.P.C, Kaniha were established in the year 1995. Both the Central schools provide quality education from Class-I to X and prepare students for All India Secondary School Certificate Examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The medium of instruction is ‘English’ for all subjects. However there is an option to study Social Studies in English or Hindi medium.
Jubaraj High School, Hatatota, Talcher (Click here for more information)
Navodaya Vidyalaya is a residential co-educational school primarily meant for meritorious children of rural areas. The children are admitted at standard VI after being selected through a competitive examination. This school imparts education up to 10th standard. The school is affiliated to CBSE.
Higher Secondary Education
There are 34 junior colleges and degree colleges in the district offering Higher Secondary Education. The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa conducts the higher secondary level examination.
The district is having 12 degree level colleges imparting teaching in Arts, Science and Commerce streams . There is provision for Post-Graduate studies in Oriya , Political Science and Industrial Economics at Government College, Angul. A brief sketch on some of the important colleges of the district is given below.
Govt. College, Angul (Click Here for More Information)
Government College, Angul is the premier institute for higher education in the district. At one time it enjoyed the pride and glory of being the only Govt. College in the undivided district of Dhenkanal. Dr. H.K.Mahatab, the erstwhile Chief Minister of Orissa and Sri Kumud Chandra Singh, the then M.L.A. of Hindol had played pioneering role in establishing this College in 1957. The College started on Ist July 1958.A year later the faculty of Arts was introduced and the faculty of Commerce was added quite late in the year 1978. Over the years the College has steadily grown from its initial students strength of 64 to present strength of 2700 . The name of the College has undergone changes, time and again. In 1969 it changed its name from I.Sc College, Angul to Science College, Angul. In 1969 it got its present name.
The College is now an Autonomous College. Besides providing degree courses in all the three streams, the College provides Post Graduate studies in Political Science, Oriya & Industrial Economics along with research facilities in these subjects. Honours courses are offered in subjects like English, Economics, Political Science, History, Oriya, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Commerce . The higher secondary wing has been separately recently from this college & functioning as Junior College, Angul.
The College has also an IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) study center catering to the needs of the aspirants for distance learning.
Besides, the college has a rich and well-equipped library. The College has three Men’s Hostels and one Women’s Hostel providing an accommodation for 400 students. There is a staff colony with 45 residential quarters for the teaching & non-teaching staff.
Talcher College, Talcher
Angul Women's College
The college began as an intermediate (Arts) College and got affiliation of Utkal University in 1983 and Govt. concurrence in 1984. Subsequently it was affiliated to the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa in 1984. The college provides teaching facilities at Higher Secondary level in Arts & Science streams . Degree courses in Arts stream are being offered since 1986. The college has a sanctioned students strength of 896.
Honours facilities are also available in subjects like History, Political Science and Home science. The college hostel is functioning in the College campus with an accommodation for 50 students.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS
Nabakrishna Choudhury College of Teachers Education
The main function of the college is pre-service education of teachers leading to one B.Ed degree. Merit is the only basis for selecting the students for B.Ed training programme. However some seats are kept reserved for SC, ST, students with disabilities and sons and daughters of ex-service/in-service candidates. In addition to the B.Ed programme different in-service education programmes and short-term training activities in General science, Mathematics, Geography, English, School improvement planning are also organized by the college for High School teachers/ Headmasters of Angul, Dhenkanal and Keonjhar districts.
C. T. Training School ,Kishorenagar
C.T. Training School, Chhendipada
Kalinga Institute of Mining Engineering & Technology (KIMET), Chhendipada.
The Kalinga Institute of Mining Engineering & technology (KIMET), Chhendipada is a self financing technical institute established in the year 1989. It is managed by a trust registered under the Indian Trust Act 1882. The All India Council of Technical Education (A.I.C.T.E) under Human Resources Department, Govt. of India, New Delhi has extended its approval since 1992. This institution is recognized by the Industries Department, Govt. of Orissa & Directorate of Technical Education & Vocational Training, Orissa since 1992. Presently the school is imparting diploma education in Mechanical, Mining, Electrical & Computer Engineering subjects with an annual intake strength of 220.
Industrial Training Institutes
Govt. I.T.I , Talcher
The Govt. ITI at Talcher was established in the year 1966. At present intake capacity of this ITI is 328 in different trades like Fitter, Electrician, welder, Machinist, Turner, Electronics, Wiremen, MMV, Refrigeration and stenography.
There are 8 private Industrial Training Institutes in the district being registered with Director of Technical Education and Training , Orissa and affiliated to National Council of Vocational Training ( NCVT ), New Delhi. The private Industrial Training Institutes of the district are as follows.
a) I.T.C, Angul
b) Pathanisamanta I.T.C., Angul
c) Maa Budhi I.T.C.,Maratira, Angul
d) I.T.C., Rengali
e) I.T.C., Banarpal
f) Talcher Technical Education Development Centre, FCI, Talcher
g) Basudev I.T.C.,Handidhuan, Talcher
h) Kaminimayee I.T.C., Chhendipada
Sarba Sikhya Abhiyan
Over the years India has made impressive achievements in the Elementary education. Despite this fact, we are far from achieving the elusive goal of ‘Universalisation of Elementary Education’. Out of 20 crore children in the 6-14 years age group, 4.2 crore do not attend school. The ‘Sarva Shikya Abhiyan’ is a historic stride towards achieving this goal and works towards providing eight years of quality education to all children.
Besides, its main aim of providing relevant and useful elementary education for all children in, the 6-14 years age group, the programme aims at bridging the social, regional and gender gaps in society with active participation of the community. Sarva Shikhya Abhiyan works towards providing children with a conducive environment, which helps them to fully harness their potential.
Objectives & Goals