Education is an indispensable input for development of human resources. While the overall literacy rate in 1951 was 15.8%, it was only 4.5% among females. The overall literacy rate in Odisha has increased to 73.45% and that for males to 82.4% and that for females to 64.36% as per 2011 census. The state has 18 universities and 1679 general colleges. By the end of 2003-04, there were 34 Engineering colleges including 5 Government colleges and 27 Engineering schools / polytechnics including 13 in the public sector.

There were 176 Industrial Training Institute including 24 under Government and 152 under private management. In the field of medical science, the state has three medical colleges, one dental college, one Pharmacy College, three ayurvedic colleges, four homoeopathic colleges and one nursing college in the Government sector.

Besides there are two Ayurvedic colleges, two homoeopathic colleges and twenty-one pharmacy colleges in the private sector. In 1950-51, there were 9801 primary schools with 16525 teachers and 3.15 lakh students. By the end of 2003-04 it was 42104 no. of primary schools with 78233 teachers and 4918067 students. Middle schools and secondary schools are 11510 and 6938 nos. respectively. As per 2004-05 survey, the no. of Government general colleges were 97 and aided colleges are 487.

Since 1950-51, there has been a considerable expansion in the number of educational institutions, enrollment and number of teachers at all levels. The UNICEF assisted ECE program is being implemented in the state since 1982 with the objective of motivating children in the age group of 3-5 years towards primary education with a view to achieve the aim of Universalisation of Elementary Education (UEE).

ICDS projects and agencies like state council of child welfare and state social welfare advisory board are administering the pre-primary stage education through Anganwadies, Balwadis and Creche centers. The District Primary Education (DPEP) was launched in Odisha in 1996-97 with a view to achieve the long cherished goal of universalisation of primary education in the state through district specific planning. Sarbasikhya Abhiyan (SSA) programme is being implemented in the state of Odisha.


District Wise Literacy Rate in Odisha (As per the Census Report - 2011)

 Source - Census Report 2011








List of National Institutes in Odisha

 

·  National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

·  Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute , Puri

·  Indian Institute of Mass Communication , Dhenkanal

·  Central Fisheries Institute, Kousalyaganga

·  Central Rice Research Institute,Cuttack

·  Institute of Physics,Bhubaneswar

·  Regional Research Laboratory,Bhubaneswar

·  Regional Medical Research Centre,Bhubaneswar m

·  National Research Centre for Women in Agriculture (NRCWA)

·  Ocean Science and Technology Cell (OSTC)

·  Orissa Telecom Circle

·  National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (NIRTAR)

·  International Institute of Information Technology(IIIT)




List of Universities in Odisha

 

·              Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

·              Utkal University of Culture

·              Sambalpur University , Burla

·              Berhampur University , Bhanjavihar

·              Ravenshaw University, Cuttack

·              Sri Jagannath Sanskrit  Viswavidyalaya, Puri

·              Fakir Mohan University, Balasore

·              North Odisha University , Baripada

·              Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar

·              Biju Patnaik University of Technology , Rourkela

·              National Institute of Technology ( Formerly Regional Engineering College ), Rourkela

·              Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology,Burla

·              International Institute of Information Technology(IIIT)

·              Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Deemed University

·              Siksha O Anusandhan University (Deemed University)

·              Centurion University of Technology and Management

·              National Law University, Odisha, Cuttack

·              Central University,Odisha,Koraput






List of Technical Institutions in Odisha

 

·        IIIT, Bhubaneswar

·        National Institute of Technology ( Formerly Regional Engineering College ), Rourkela

·        University College of Engineering, Burla, Sambalpur

·        College of Engineering & Technology(CET), Bhubaneswar

·         Indira Gandhi Institute of  Technology , Sarang , Dhenkanal

·        Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

·         Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, , Deemed University

·         Orissa Engineering College, Bhubaneswar

·         College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar

·        Silicon Institute of Technology

·        Krupajala Group of Institutions

·        Institute of Technical Education & Research

·         CV Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar

·        Dhaneswar Rath Institute of Engineering & Management Studies, Cuttack .

·        Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology

·        National Institute of Science and Technology - Berhampur.

·        Ghanashayam Hemalata Institute of Technology , Puri

·        Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology

·        Seemanta Engineering College , Mayurbhanj.

·        SAMANTA CHANDRA SEKHAR INST.OF TECH. & MGT.

·        Padmanava College of Engineering , Rourkela.

·        Satyasai Engineering College, Balasore

·         Ajaya Binay Institute of Technology , Cuttack.

·        Jagannath Institute of Engineering & Technology, Cuttack

·         Majhighariani Institute of Technology 
Centurion Institute of Technology 
Jagannath Institute of Technology and Management

·        Centurion School of Rural Enterprise management


NO. OF SCHOOLS IN OPEPA

District Name

Total

Rural School

Urban School

PrimarySection (I - V)

UpperPrimarySection ( VI - VII)

SecondarySection (VIII - X)

ANGUL

2237

197896

2177

189569

60

8327

1833

132033

232

42889

268

30142

BALASORE

4170

423968

3932

385840

238

38128

3173

277262

596

81329

585

58170

BARAGARH

2554

230827

2441

211477

113

19350

1979

118412

380

53494

310

32251

BHADRAK

2677

306184

2530

279231

147

26953

2133

191972

294

57102

368

47766

BOLANGIR

3035

234150

2877

215874

158

18276

2512

155434

287

48034

303

25536

BOUDH

971

73909

953

70731

18

3178

889

47010

55

14587

79

6418

CUTTACK

3826

402755

3233

309021

593

93734

3055

237846

456

86078

809

67669

DEOGARH

949

54338

916

50437

33

3901

820

38380

62

9639

81

5596

DHENKANAL

2081

198364

1974

180678

107

17686

1678

115712

196

45362

292

31456

GAJAPATI

1864

101900

1806

94920

58

6980

1804

79292

55

16752

83

5223

GANJAM

4578

530187

4125

456033

453

74154

3875

370591

383

105666

604

44524

JAGATSINGHPUR

1952

179967

1858

163824

94

16143

1545

101245

214

37969

305

33459

JAJPUR

3175

343517

3065

330556

110

12961

2428

215610

354

71080

485

54210

JHARSUGUDA

1018

90290

783

59344

235

30946

842

55261

104

21902

124

13534

KALAHANDI

3333

277856

3228

259069

105

18787

2925

202135

257

48508

278

24081

KANDHAMAL

2270

148796

2218

139414

52

9382

2129

111854

85

22463

146

10826

KENDRAPARA

2700

255022

2599

241249

101

13773

2111

147688

307

56348

391

46610

KEONJHAR

3370

270542

3176

244600

194

25942

2622

186765

349

51448

522

31520

KHURDHA

2553

329711

1809

194637

744

135074

2034

203006

534

68337

668

55650

KORAPUT

3267

180910

3022

153560

245

27350

3131

139100

107

28973

148

10034

MALKANGIRI

1450

96142

1411

90090

39

6052

1330

78970

28

11197

128

3583

MAYURBHANJ

5971

414583

5792

388493

179

26090

5204

301627

400

74065

625

43100

NAWARANGPUR

2324

183642

2253

172050

71

11592

2159

147833

115

29160

121

8145

NAYAGARH

1846

165958

1810

160554

36

5404

1477

99619

191

35839

249

24123

NUAPADA

1616

108832

1592

105365

24

3467

1401

84965

140

18757

122

9821

PURI

2875

289244

2671

254863

204

34381

2348

170524

250

64464

385

46975

RAYAGADA

2675

151580

2569

133628

106

17952

2592

116370

95

24086

123

10208

SAMBALPUR

2256

152924

1962

123393

294

29531

1925

96170

248

38706

251

17228

SONEPUR

1259

103193

1190

94733

69

8460

1068

56219

110

27136

120

15135

SUNDERGARH

4403

330903

3729

242061

674

88842

3846

223347

373

68906

410

36111

Total

79255

6828090

73701

5995294

5554

832796

66868

4502252

7257

1360276

9383

849104




Source: Economic Survey and Odisha Govt Website