EDUCATION           

1. Primary Education
2. Secondary Schools
3. Higher Secondary Education
4. Higher Education
5. Professional  Training Colleges and  Schools
6.
Technical Institutions
7. 
Educational  Programme

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           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.

Primary Education

            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.

Secondary Schools

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

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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

           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.

Higher Education

           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


           This college started in July 1970 with an initial donation of Rs.20,501/- made by a retired Primary School teacher Sri Brindaban Mohapatra. Sri Mohapatra had gifted the entire savings amount during his service period to such a noble cause. The College started functioning with 67 students including 7 girls and 4 teachers. Presently the college has 1600 students on its roll. The college is affiliated to Utkal University. It offers degree courses in Arts, Science & Commerce. Under graduate  (degree) students  can pursue honours in subjects like English, History, Pol. Science, Anthropology, Oriya, Philosophy, Physics, Zoology and Commerce. The college has a rich and well equipped library  and  hostel facility for boys only.
  

Angul Women's College


            Angul Mahila Mahavidyalaya situated in the heart of the Angul town was established on 13.08.1979.

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 College was established by the Government of Orissa in the year 1955 and named as the Basic Training College, As per the provisions contained in the NPE(1986) for restructuring teacher education institutions it was upgraded to the status of a College of Teacher Education in the year 1988. This  college has been named after the great freedom fighter, outstanding social worker, former Chief Minister of Orissa and the founder of the College Late Nabakrushna Chaudhury since 217.97. At present it is known as Nabakrushna Choudhury College of Teachers Education, Angul. It is affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.

          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


          The school started at Kishorenagar in the year 1953. It has a total student intake capacity of 45 with 4 teachers. Presently the school is providing training for C.T. ( Certified Teacher) course.

C.T. Training School, Chhendipada


          It was opened in the year 1959 with a student strength of 49 and 3 teachers.  This also provides the teaching facilities for C.T. ( Certified Teacher) course.

Technical Institutions

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. 

Private ITIs 

            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

Educational  Programmes

Sarba Sikhya Abhiyan

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        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.

Broad Aims

          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           

Year 2002

All the districts in the country to be covered under the programme.

Year 2003

Being all children to schools, Education Guarantee Centres, Alternative Schools or Back to school camps.

Year 2007

All children complete five years of primary schooling.

Year 2010

All children complete  eight years of quality elementary education and achieve Universal Retention.


Key Features of the Programme
 

·        The programme is set on a clear time frame.         

·      It is a response to the demand for quality based elementary education all over India.

·    It works towards providing an opportunity for promoting social justice through basic education.

·        It is a partnership between the central, state and local governments and an opportunity for the states to individually develop their own vision of elementary education.

·  It aims at bringing together the Panchayati Raj institutions, School Management Committees, Village and Urban Slum Level Education Committee, Parent Teachers Associations, Mother Teacher Associations, Tribal Autonomous councils and various other grass root level structures in the management of elementary schools.


Main Strategies of Sarva Shikya Abhiyan
 

·  Community ownership of school based interventions through effective decentralization and involvement of various institutions at all levels.

·        Priority to girls – especially those belonging to scheduled castes and tribes.

·        Focus on special groups-inclusion and participation of children from SC/ST, minority groups, urban deprived children and children with special needs.

·        Emphasis on quality – education at this level should be made useful and relevant by improving the curriculum, including child-centered activities, effective and innovative teaching aids and strategies and laying stress on teachers’ training.

·        Community based monitoring with full transparency- the Educational Management Information System (EMIS) will correlate school level data with community-based information from micro planning and surveys.


Under the Programme
 

  • There has to be one teacher for every 40 children in elementary schools; at least two teachers in a primary school.
     

  • A school or alternate school within a kilometer of any school-less habitations.
     

  • New school buildings, additional classrooms and resource centers.
     

  • Free textbooks for all girls and SC/ST children worth up to Rs.150/- per child.
     

  • Annual ‘school grant’ of Rs.2000/- per school and a ‘teacher grant’ of Rs.500/- per teacher.
     

  • Rs.5000/- per annum, per school for maintenance and repair of schools.
     

        The Sarva Sikhya Abhiyan programme, with its integrated, community –based approach will subsume all existing programmes, including externally aided programmes, within itas overall framework. Being a totally holistic and convergent approach this effort is bound to bridge many gaps and achieve the primary goal of 100 percent  enrolment and retention of children with schooling facilities in all habitations of India. 

        Angul district has been included under Sarva Sikhya Abhiyan since 2001. House to house survey was conducted in 1725 habitations covering 220115 house holds. The survey brought out the necessity of  establishing new schools in 635 habitations. The process of establishing  new schools in these  habitation has already started under Education Guarantee Scheme.

TOTAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN

      Total Literacy Campaign was sanctioned for undivided  Dhenkanal district during March,1992. Angul district was  bifurcated from Dhenkanal with effect from 1st April 1993. Zilla Saksharata Samiti (ZSS ),Angul was formed and registered as a society under the provisions of the Societies Registration Act,1860 to implement Total literacy campaign in the district. The objective of the campaign was to make the illiterates in the age group of 15-35 functionally literate. A survey was conducted through out the district in Feb 1994 to identify targeted illiterates. Total 71,739 males and 1,22,393 females were identified  for coverage under the campaign. Out of the total identified 1,94,132 illiterates,1,90,641 learners were enrolled in the teaching and learning centers. After a sizable learners completed Primer-II and Primer-III  an internal/concurrent evaluation was conducted by an external agency named AWARENESS, Bhubaneswar on 26.05.1995.  Total Literacy Campaign was carried out  in the district over a period of two years and six months.  

POST LITERACY CAMPAIGN  

       National Literacy Mission approved the Action Plan for post Literacy Programme in Nov 1995. The programme was launched on 261.96. The programme was initially sanctioned for two years but it was carried out over a period of five years. Phase wise with the mopping up operation total 1,70,842 number of neo-literates were enrolled in the programme. Special emphasis was laid on the following five specific areas during P.L.P.    

a)     Universalisation  of Primary Education.

b)     Women Development Programme.

c)      Joyful Learning

d)     Rural Library movement.

e)     Vocational Training. 

CONTINUING  EDUCATION  PROGRAMME 

          Action Plan for continuing education has been submitted to Government of Orissa and the same has been recommended to Government of India for final  approval and release of funds. It is proposed to open 500 numbers of Continuing Education Centers (CEC) with 50 nos of Nodal Continuing Education Centers ( NCEC). 

          Zilla Saksharata Samiti, Angul has been publishing ‘Akhyaradeep’, a neo-literate news letter once in a quarter since1994. 

NATIONAL CHILD LABOUR PROJECT

            The Society for Welfare of Child Labour, Angul was registered  under Societies  Registration Act,1860 bearing Registration No.ANL-198/47 of 1994-95. The objectives of this project society is to withdraw child labourer from hazardous occupation like Beedi Rolling which is widely prevalent and mostly done by the workers in their dwelling houses in Angul district besides other hazardous occupation and to provide them education in the  Special Schools for their subsequent mainstreaming in the formal education system. A survey on child labour was held in the district in the areas having concentration of Beedi workers in the year 1996. On the basis of survey report 20 Special Schools were opened. At present the management of these schools has been handed over to N.G.Os. Every child requires up to three years of education in such special schools. So far more than 2000 children have been mainstreamed in the formal education system since the inception of the programme.

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