Education plays an important role in every one’s life. So everyone should be educated. Earlier the Education System in Odisha was not that good. The literacy rate in Odisha is 73.5% whereas national average is 74.04%. In Odisha male literacy is 75.95% whereas female literacy is only 50.97%. So the Govt. of India has taken steps to improve the female literacy in Odisha. In the districts like Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi the literacy percentage is very less. In Khurda district literacy is maximum i.e 80.9%. Odisha Govt. is running adult literacy programmes in the villages of Odisha.
There are 35928 Primary and 20427 Upper Primary schools in Odisha to provide education at elementary level. In KBK districts and Tribal Sub Plan areas Govt. is planning to open new primary schools having at least 25 children in the 6 – 14 years age group. Odisha Govt. is providing madhyana bhojan (Lunch), dress, and books for the students in primary schools.
In Odisha there are 9 universities and numerous quality institutes both in Government and private sector. These universities in Odisha offer a wide range of courses to meet your needs and abilities and have turned the curriculum to workforce. The Utkal University, the Odisha University of Agriculture (OUAT) and the Biju Pattnaik University of Technology (BPUT) are some of the good universities in Odisha. Many of its private institutes of management, B-Schools, Engineering Colleges and IT Institutes have become famous by providing a good set of global technocrats and managers.
Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) is a University Grants Commission recognized Unitary Technical University. VSSUT is first engineering college in Odisha and one of the best Engineering College running under government of the Indian.
Utkal University is the oldest university in Odisha. There are at present 27 masters departments at the university campus for studies and research. There are various disciplines like Science, Humanities, Business administration, Social science, Law, and Commerce are there.
Instt. Of Medical Sciences & SUM Hospital, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, M K C G Medical College, S C B Medical College, Sardar Rajas Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, V S S Medical College are the famous medical colleges of Odisha.
Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology,Industrial Training Institute, C. V. Raman College of Engineering, Silicon Institute of Technology, National Institute of Science and Technology, Dhaneswar Rath Institute Of Engineering and Management Studies, Trident Academy of Technology, Seemanta Engineering are the famous engineering colleges of Odisha.