OUAT plans a college of Diary Technology in Baripada

Following is from Priya Abraham’s report in Telegraph.

Private institutes in the state have started approaching the Odisha University Agriculture of Technology (OUAT) for affiliation, following passing of the OUAT bill.

The bill was passed on August 23 amending the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Act, 1965, to enable the university to accord affiliation to institutions in the private sector for imparting education in agriculture, veterinary, fisheries, forestry and allied sciences.

While two private colleges in the capital have approached the authorities, a former professor of the varsity is said to be considering the idea of setting up an agricultural college, sources said.

… While students are keen to take admission in the constituent colleges of the OUAT, the existing intake capacity of the varsity is limited.

This year, the university had received about 12,000 applications for admission in 608 seats in various courses in the colleges of agriculture, agricultural engineering, fisheries, veterinary science and home science.

The university is also working towards the establishment of two constituent colleges. There will be a college of veterinary science in Sambalpur and a college in dairy technology in Baripada.

Add comment December 5th, 2011

Existing Universities and institutions wanting to become universties in Odisha; Sri Sri Ravishankar to visit Odisha regarding Sri Sri University

The 30.5 lakh sq feet is equivalent to 2,83,355.4066 sq meters and is equivalent to 70.0158 acres. As a comparison:

Add comment November 20th, 2011

ATDC-IGNOU Community Colleges at Bhubaneswar and Rourkela; other ATDC centers at Cuttack, Berhampur, Baripada and Sambalpur (two of them)

Add comment June 15th, 2011

Navadiganta trust proposes medical colleges at Baripada and Jharsuguda: Dharitri

1 comment January 29th, 2011

Pushing for central institutions and universities for the Twelfth five year plan (work in progress)

Update: Odisha must push for a second campus of Indian School of Mines. See http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/6076 for the reasoning that can be used for this.


The twelfth five year plan starts from 2012. It is only two years away. The eleventh plan fetched us a NISER (Bhubaneswar), IIT (Bhubaneswar), Central University of Orissa (Koraput), and plans for an innovation university (Bhubaneswar) and a centrally funded IIIT (Berhampur). Since all of these are in their earlier stages and there were 5+1 IISER/NISERs, 8 new IITs, 16 new/upgraded central universities, plan for 14 innovation universities and plan for 20 IIITs across the country I do not think there will be new ones of them in the 12th plan.

However, there are other kinds of centrally funded institutes and universities that were not much covered in the 11th plan, but yet there were instances of them in some parts of the country. I think if we focus on them from now it is possible that we can influence the inclusion of their establishment across the country in the 12th plan with some locations in Odisha. It is important to push these ideas as pan-Indian ideas rather than Odisha specific. Within Odisha by focusing on "backward districts" we can achieve a good distribution.

Following are some pan-Indian ideas that come to mind.

  1. Several Central Agricultural Universities in backward areas of the country, including one in Kalahandi: Currently there is a Central Agricultural University HQed in Imphal. (http://www.cau.org.in/). I came across the news item in http://bundelkhand.in/portal/NEWS/Centre-clears-an-AIIMS-like-institute-for-Jhansi-Bundelkhand that says "the Union agriculture ministry had given the go-ahead to develop a central agriculture university in Jhansi". I think a good case can be made that instead of just Jhansi (in the backward Bundelkhand district) such universities should be made in several backward district clusters in India. In Odisha at one time Kalahandi was known as the Rice Bowl of Odisha. Also, with the central government’s role in harming the industrialization of Kalahandi they may be sympathetic to establish a CAU there.
     
  2. Several Central Institutions of Technology in backward areas of the country, including one in Balangir: Currently, a Central Institute of Technology exist in Kokrajhar, Assam. Similar ones exist in Longowal Punjab (SLIET),  and one being made in Malda (GKCIET). These are all centrally funded institutions, have rural focus and are aimed at 3-tiers: workers, technicians and engineers. See http://www.orissalinks.com/orissagrowth/archives/3911 for some more details on these colleges. I think a good case can be made that such institutions be made across India in the various backward district clusters. In Odisha, Balangir may be suggested as the location as the third district cluster of the famed backward KBK region. With CUO in Koraput and and a CAU in Kalahandi, Balangir is the right place for a CIT.
     
  3. Upgradation of several engineering colleges to IIESTs, including the upgradation of VSSUT, Burla: Now that go ahead has been given to upgrade BESU (Bengal Engineering and Science University) to an IIEST (Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology), this idea should be expanded to another dozen or so colleges across India. In Odisha, VSSUT is the one most suitable for this upgrade. In this regard one may note that as per the evaluation in http://www.npiu.nic.in/PDF/Govt-25-1.1.zip and http://www.npiu.nic.in/PDF/Govt-58-1.1.zip only two government colleges (one in Pondicherry (75) and one in Hubli (77)) in India have a higher score than VSSUT’s  score of 73. Even among the colleges listed in http://www.npiu.nic.in/PDF/Govt-71-1.2.zip only BITS-Mesra (76), Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore (82), Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (80) and NIT Surathkal (77) have a higher score than VSSUT’s 73. [I am not sure if the colleges in the last list were scored on the same parameters as VSSUT.]
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  5. Several National Sports Institutions/Universities, including one HQed in Rourkela: Currently there are two such institutes: Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education (LNUPE), Gwalior and Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports (NSNIS), Patiala. Recently, a proposal was received by GOI from the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports to convert Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development, an institution deemed to be university, at Sriperumbudur into Rajiv Gandhi Central University/National Institute of Youth and Sports. I think a good case can be made that such institutions be made across India in districts and locations that are catchment areas for various sports. In Odisha Rourkela would be the right choice with a possible branch campus around Kendrapada (women’s soccer) and Jagatpur (Rowing).
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  7. Additional branches of IGNTU (Indira Gandhi National Tribal University) including one in Kandhamala: Indira Gandhi National Tribal University is HQed in Amarkantak, MP. Its act mentions that the university will have branch campuses in various locations across India. The government of Odisha has proposed Kandhamala as the location of one such branch campus. This should be pushed and perhaps another campus may be proposed for the tribal areas cluster of Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

In addition we need to continue to push for a medical college and an engineering college as part of the Central University of Orissa, Koraput. The state government and the CUO Koraput authorities are already doing it.

2 comments December 15th, 2010

Samaja op-ed advocating a Veterinary, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries University

The op-ed below advocates carving out a Veterinary, Animal Husbandry and Fishering University out of OUAT. It also mentions the following:

  • A private organization is also planning a Veterinary University.
  • OUAT management board has decided to establish the states second Veterinary and Animal husbandry college at Chipilima, near Sambalpur.
  • It also has decided to establish a Diary Science College in Baripada.

 


Related postings from the past:

 

3 comments August 9th, 2010

Several of the new Kendriya Vidyalayas start class immediately

Following three ads are from Samaja.

Following is an excerpt from a report in Telegraph.

… two have already started functioning from the Millennium City in Cuttack.

The admission process in the two schools will commence from the current academic session, the notification for which has already been published by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).

The two schools will be operating from Munduli and Nuapatana.

The state government has allotted land for the construction of the two campuses, the work for which has already started.

Before the construction work is completed, the two schools will be operating from the CRPF campus, and from the Government Press.

“Students starting from standard I to V will be admitted now and soon the schools will be upgraded to standard X. Currently, both the schools will have 45 students each,”…

… the remaining nine schools at Kutra in Sundargarh, Bhanjanagar, Digapahandi and Aska in Ganjam, Murgabadi in Mayurbhanj, and one each at Sonepur, Deogarh, Jajpur and Nuapada will be set up soon.

Based on our bookkeeping in http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/4222 after the above schools are established the only two districts in Odisha that will lack a Central School will be: Kendrapada and Nayagarh.

1 comment July 19th, 2010

Innovative Gramin ITC by HDF (Human Development Foundation)

I became aware of this program from the following ad in Samaja. I was not aware of any such program before.

More details about the program is available in  the site http://www.hdf.org.in/graminITC/Introduction.

Add comment June 24th, 2010

Existing health related institutes in Orissa

Following is from http://www.orissa.gov.in/health_portal/index.html.

Medical & Dental Colleges:

 

Government Colleges
Sl.No. Name of the College Location
Intake Capacity
      MBBS BDS
1 S.C.B. Medical College Cuttack 150 20
2. M.K.C.G. Medical College Berhampur 150
3. V.S.S. Medical College Sambalpur 150

 

Private Colleges
Sl.No. Name of the College Location
Intake Capacity
      MBBS BDS

1

Hitech Medical College

Pandra, Bhubaneswar

100

100

2

Institute of Medical Science & SUM Hospital

Kalinganagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar

100

100

3

Kalinga Institue of Medical Science

Patia, Bhubaneswar

100

100

4

Gandhi Dental College

Bada Raghunathpur, BBSR

50


Ayurvedic Colleges:

Government Institutions

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Gopabandhu Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya

Puri

B.A.M.S.

5.5 years

30

2

Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma Ayurveda College, Akuspur

Akuspur, Berhampur
Ganjam

-do-

-do-

-do-

3

Government Ayurveda College

Bolangir

-do-

-do-

-do-

Private Institutions:

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Mayurbhanj Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya

Baripada ,
Mayurbhanj

B.A.M.S.

5.5 years

30

2

Sri Sri Nrusingha Nath Ayurveda College & Research Institute

Paikmal , Baragarh

-do-

-do-

-do-

3

Indira Gandhi Memorial Ayurveda College & Hospital

Bhubaneswar

-do-

-do-

-do-

 


Homeopathic Colleges:

Government Institutions

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Dr.Avirna Chandra Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Bhubaneswar

B.H.M.S.

5.5 Years

25

2

Orissa Medical College of Homeopathy & Research

Sambalpur

-do-

-do-

-do-

3

Utkalmani Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Rourkela

-do-

-do-

-do-

4

Biju Pattnaik Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Berhampur

-do-

-do-

-do-

Private Institutions:

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Mayurbhanj Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Baripada

B.H.M.S.

5.5 Years

30

2

Cuttack Medical College of Homeopathy

Cuttack

-do-

-do-

-do-

 


Nursing Colleges:

BSc. Nursing Course in Government & Private College of Nursing
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats 
1
College of Nursing, Berhampur
20
2
College of Nursing, Cuttack 
20
3
SUM Nursing College, Bhubaneswar 
20
4
Lord Jagannath Mission’s College of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
30
5
Neelachal Institute of Medical Science, Bhubaneswar 
15
6
Manjari Devi College of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
20
7
Sushree Institute of Technical Education, CON, Bolangir 
20
8
VISWAS College of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
25
9
Hi-Tech School of Nursing, Pandra, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar 
30
10
Gajapati College of Nursing, Parala Khemundi, Gajapati 
20
11
Jagannath Institute of Medical Scinece & Research, College of Nursing, Sahid Nagar, Bhubaneswar 
25
12
Sri Vidya Niketan College of Medical Science & Research, Nayapalli, Bhubaeswar 
20
 
TOTAL 
265

 

Diploma Course in General Nursing and Midwifery Training
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats 
1
School of Nursing, SCB Medical College Hospital, Cuttack 
100
2
School of Nursing, VSS Medical College Hospital, Burla 
50
3
School of Nursing, MKCG Medical College Hospital, Berhampur 
50
4
Nursing Training Institute (N.T.I.), I.G.H., SAIL, Rourkela 
40
5
School of Nursing, N.S.C. Hospital, M.C.L., Talcher
10 + 10
6
SUM Nursing School, Bhubaneswar 
20
7
Lord Jagannath Mission’s School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
25
8
Kalinga Nursing School, Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneswar 
20
9
School of Nursing KIIT, Bhubaneswar 
15
10
Sushree Institute of Technical Education, SON, Bolangir 
20
11
Sushila Devi School of Nursing, Nuapada
20
12
Manjari Devi School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
20
13
Hi-Tech School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
20
14
Neelachal School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
10
15
Mahavir School of Nursing, Cuttack 
20
16
VISWASS School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar
20
17
New Hope Society School of Nursing, Berhampur
20
 
TOTAL 
480

 


Pharmacy Colleges:

Government Colleges
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats
1
Pharmacy Wing, SCB Medical College, Cuttack 
60
Private College 
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats 
1
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ballguall, Puri 
60
2
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mohuda, Berhampur 
60
3
Gayatri College of Pharmacy, Jamadarapali, Sambalpur 
60
4
Herbal Cross Institute of Pharmacy, Mahanadi Barrage Road, Nimpur, Jagatpur, Cuttack 
40
5
Indira Gandhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
60
6
Institute of Medical Technology, Gopalpur, Puri 
60
7
Institute of Pharmacy & Technology, Salipur, Cuttack 
60
8
Jeypore College of Pharmacy, Jeypore, Koraput 
60
9
Kanaka Manjari Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rourkela, Sundargarh 
60
10
Maa Mangala College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Karanjia, Mayurbhanj 
60
11
Mayurbhanj Medical Academy, Baripada, Mayurbhanj 
60
12
Maruti Pharmacy College, Kalimandir Chowk, Bargarh 
40
13
Orissa College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mahuli Pada, Dhenkanal 
60
14
Om Sai College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Gopalpur on Sea, Ganjam
60
15
Pranabandhu Institute of Paramedical Sciences & Technology, Angul 
60
16
Patitapabana Institute of Pharmaceutical Scineces % Tech. Gangapada, Bhubaneswar 
60
17
Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Berhampur
60
18
Royal College of Pharmacy and Helath Sciences, Berhampur 
60
19
Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jharpokharia, Mayurbhanj 
60
20
Sidheswar College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Amarda Road, Balasore 
60
21
Sri Jayadev College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naharkanta, Khurda 
60
22
Sivananda College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Near Engineering College Square, Panda Colony, Berhampur 
60
23
The College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tamando, Khurda 
60
24
The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Tech., Padmapur, Bahugram, Cuttack 
60
25
The Pharmaceutical College, Barpali, Bargarh 
60
26
Gayatri Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gunpur, Rayagada 
40
27
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Balasore 
60
28
Dadhichi College of Pharmacy, Vidya Vihar, Sundergram, Cuttack 
60
29
Hi-Tech College of Pharmacy, Pandara, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar 
40
30
Gajapati College of Pharmacy, Ranipendha, Paralakhemundi, Gajapati
40
31
Kalinga Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nuasahi, Balia, Balasore 
40
32
Balakrushna College of Pharmacy, Nuapada 
40
 
TOTAL 
1840

6 comments December 10th, 2009

After Bhubaneswar, Rourkela & Berhampur Apparel Training & Design Centers to soon come up at Baripada, Cuttack & Sambalpur.

Following is an excerpt from a PTI report in Hindu Business Line.

At least three more Apparel Training and Design Centres (ATDC) will be set up in Orissa. The proposed centers will be set up jointly by the Apparel Export Promotion Council (APEC) under union ministry of textiles and state government at Baripada, Cuttack and Sambalpur very soon.

…according to handlooms and textile secretary, Ms Arati Ahuja.

The APEC is now running three ATDCs at Bhubaneswr, Berhampur and Rourkeal with 100 per cent placement guarantee.

… Almost all the students who passed out from the Bhubaneswar centre have got placement, said Ms Lopamudra Das, head of the Bhubaneswar center.

The placement was made in reputed garment companies, she said.

In a related news in Expressbuzz, the recently established Indian Institute of Handloom Technology at Baragarh seems to be going through teething problems. Following is an excerpt.

The IIHT was established here after much struggle last year as there was an inordinate delay in identifying and handing over the land for the institute. As work on the required infrastructure is far from over, it is now being mooted to hold the final year classes for the IIHT course at Salem. Ever since its inception, the IIHT has been operating on Panchayat College premises here.

As required by the IIHT officials, the institute was provided with classrooms, hostel for students besides four staff quarters. It was hoped that the infrastructure would be readied soon and the institute would be shifted to its new premises at Bhatli Road. But more than a year has passed and only a boundary wall has come up.

Meanwhile, District Collector Suresh Prasad Padhy has apprised the Secretary, Higher Education of the slow pace of work at IIHT which is likely to be completed by 2013. …

Add comment November 10th, 2009

Polytechnics in Orissa that grant diploma in various engineering subjects

The following list is based on the information in the page http://sctevtorissa.in/collegedetail.aspx?Cid=2 extracted today.

Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Khurda-Puri area:

  1. BOSE, Cuttack
  2. DRIEMS, Tangi
  3. ITT, Choudwar
  4. Dhabaleswar Institute of Polytechnic, Athagarh
  5. Gurukrupa Technical School, Narsinghpur, Cuttack
  6. Kalinga Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  7. Nilachal Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  8. Women’s Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  9. Krupajal Engineering School, Bhubaneswar
  10. CV Raman Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  11. Koustav School of Engineering, Bhubaneswar
  12. CIPET, Bhubaneswar
  13. Bhubaneswar Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  14. Nalanda Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
  15. Suddhananda Residential Polytechnic, Phulnakhara
  16. Ganesh Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
  17. Swami Vivekenanda School of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
  18. ARYAN INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING TECH, Bhubaneswar
  19. Ideal School of Engineering, Retang, Khurdha
  20. Puri Engineering School, Puri

Berhampur area:

  1. SMIT, Ankuspur
  2. UCPES, Berhampur
  3. Women’s Polytechnic, Berhampur
  4. BSET, Berhampur
  5. Gandhi School of Engineering, Berhampur
  6. Aumasi Institute of Technical Education, Berhampur
  7. Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur

Koraput-Jeypore area:

  1. IEM, Jeypore
  2. Hi-Tech Institute of Information Technology, Jeypore
  3. Jeypore School of Engineering & Technology, Jeypore
  4. Siddhartha Institute of Engineering & Technology, Koraput
  5. SCSITM, Semiliguda

Rourkela area:

  1. Purusottam School of Engineering & Technology, Rourkela
  2. RIT, Kalunga
  3. SKDAV, Rourkela
  4. UGIE, Rourkela

Angul-Talcher-Dhenkanal area:

  1. IGIT, Saranga
  2. Pabitra Mohan Institute of Technology, Talcher
  3. KIMET, Chhendipada, Angul
  4. Women’s Polytechnic, Dhenkanal
  5. Orissa Institute of Engineering & technology, Dhenkanal
  6. Pathani Samanata Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dhenkanal

Jharsuguda-Sambalpur-Baragarh-Sundergarh area:

  1. JES, Jharsuguda
  2. BDSE, Brajarajnagar
  3. SES, Sundergarh
  4. PKAIET, Baragarh

Rayagada area:

  1. MITS INSTITUTE OF POLYTECHNIC, RAYAGADA
  2. UGMIT, Rayagada

Others:

  1. BSET, Barapada (Bhadrakh)
  2. BSE, Balasore
  3. MSE, Baripada
  4. SITE, Bolangir
  5. Kalahandi School of Engineering & Technology, Bhawanipatana (Kalahandi)
  6. Biju Patnaik Institute of Technology, Phulbani (Kandhamala)
  7. OSME, Keonjhar
  8. Sri Polytechnic, Komonda, Nayagarh
  9. Mahamaya Institute of Medical & Technology Science, Nuapada

1 comment October 11th, 2009

Knowledge Commission has recommended 50 national universities; Orissa must plan ahead and be prepared for it

Update: The following was written before I saw this article in Pioneer.


Tathya.in has a report on Dr. Digamabara Patra’s request for a national or central university in Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi. A lot of the arguments made there make sense. Many of the recent central universities have been established in rural and semi-urban areas and indeed there is no reason why one should not be established in Bhawanipatna; especially since its citizens have been asking for one for more than 2 decades.

However, as mentioned in the article http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/3229 adequate infrastructure seems to have been an important factor in determining the locations of the new IITs, IIMs and National universities. 

For Orissa to have them in locations ouside of Bhubaneswar, there are two ways to go about it.

  1. Argue that adequate infrastructure should not be a requirement or they will automatically come once the institutions are established.
  2. Develop areas outside Bhubaneswar to have adequate infrastructure.

To me pursuing (2) has a higher chance of success than pursuing (1) and even if (1) is successful the institutes/universities in locations without appropriate infrastructure will struggle until the infrastructure eventually catches up which may take a long time if just left to fate. (Such a struggle may result in Orissa not being given in appropriate numbers additional central/national institutes.) 

[In India people sometime point out that IIT Kharagpur was established in a rural location. First, Kharagpur is only 116 kms from Howrah. Second it has been a major railway junction for a long time. Third it was the first IIT and for a long time only one of 5 IITs. Similarly Roorkee was the oldest engineering college and is close to Haridwar and Dehradun. There are a few top universities and institutions in the US that are in rural areas, but these are exceptions, and the infrastructure in rural areas of US are quite good compared to rural areas of India. For example, Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Penn State University in State College, PA are often mentioned in that context. But both do have small airports with commercial flights.]


Before we suggest what needs to be done regarding developing areas outside Bhubaneswar to have adequate infrastructure, let us address what may be coming in the future and why Orissa needs to do this urgently so as to not risk missing future allocations of national institutions.

The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) in its December 2006 note on higher education has explicitly suggested 50 national universities in India. It says:

We recommend the creation of up to 50 National Universities that can provide education of the highest standard. As exemplars for the rest of the nation, these universities shall train students in a variety of disciplines, including  humanities, social sciences, basic sciences, commerce and professional subjects, at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The number 50 is a long term objective. In the short run, it is important to begin with at least 10 such universities in the next 3 years. It is worth noting that the National Universities need not all be new universities. Some of the existing universities could also be converted into National Universities, on the basis of rigorous selection criteria, to act as exemplars. We recognise that there could be a human resource constraint if faculty members are not available in adequate numbers to establish these universities.

The current government has implemented most of the recommendations of the NKC and exceeded some of them. For example, instead of the recommendation of 10 national universities in the three years following the report (2007-2010), establishment of 14 have been announced. Moreover, the higher education budget has been increasing drastically from one five year plan to the next. The 12th five year plan starts in 2012 and it is expected that it will take up on the long range objectives of the knowledge commission. In other words there could and should be more central and national universities in the 12th plan.

[My impression is that how soon additional national universities are established will depend on the success of the first 14. It seems to me that the locations of the first 14 have been greatly influenced by the consideration of, where in each of the states selecetd,  does it have the best chance to succeed.]

Unless Orissa is prepared for it, Orissa may lose out pieces of those plans on lack of infrastructure grounds. Other states with multiple locations with adequate infrastructure will get preference and Orissa may lose out.

However, 2012 is still 3 years away and if adequate steps are taken very soon, Orissa should be able to get its fair share. 


The pity is there are areas in Orissa which are on the verge of having the necessary infrastructure, mostly through private investment, but because of non-constructive opposition, blind suspicion towards industrialization and the relcucatnce of many to speak out in favour of development and industrialization, the development and associated infrastructure building has been greatly hampered. The governments (state and center) are also at fault for their sluggishness on some aspects.

Following are some suggestions:

  1. The state government should push for the completion of the airport in Jharsuguda within a year.
  2. It should make an all-out effort to have commercial flights operating out of the existing airport in Rourkela. In general, the people of the area need to recognize the existing infrastructure and potential of Rourkela and take advantage of it. Currently, as a friend of mine would say, Rourkela is an orphan. This is a pity. It is a big asset to Orissa, especially to the western parts of Orissa; but is severely underutilized and undermined.
  3. Coming back to Jharsuguda, the people there should follow a smarter approach in not opposing and rather facilitating industries coming up there, and at the same time being vigilant about environmental and land acquisition related R & R issues. If these industries and investment are allowed to materialize there soon, then Sambalpur-Jharsuguda area would become a large metro with adequate infrastructure to have and support any and all kinds of institutes and universities. But will the people do that? Or will they continue to be controlled by or scared of the anti-industry activists.
  4. Similarly, both Bhawanipatna (Lanjigarh to be precise) and Rayagada areas have industrial investors who have been senselessly opposed. If the people would take a smarter approach that mixes development with being vigilant about environmental and land acquisition related R & R then both these areas would be able to get infrastructure where a central university (and possibly more) would flourish. But will the people do that? Or will they continue to be controlled by or scared of anti-industry activists. In Lanjigarh, Kalahandi, the local MP has recently taken a more sensible approach. I hope there is a quick resolution as this area desperately needs development and the resulting infrastructure.
  5. The state government should push for the rail infrastructure, particularly, the Khurda-Balangir line, the Talcher-Bimlagarh line and connectivity to Kalahandi, to be completed at the earliest.

The above is extremely important for the development of the western parts of Orissa where there is often a feeling of neglect. If the people there do not follow a smarter approach and only follow the strange approach that many (not all) seem to be following (such as opposing industrialization and thus infrastructure building but wanting things that need infrastructure) the places that follow a smarter approach (inside and outside Orissa) would be gainers. The same is happening in some other places in Orissa too  – Paradeep and Kalinganagar come to mind, but these places are in closer proximity to Bhubaneswar and because of that they may be less harmed.

 


 

Add comment October 4th, 2009

Engineering College Clusters in Orissa in 2009

Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Puri area:

  1. Ajay Binay Institute of Technology Cuttack (ABT) Pvt.
  2. Aryan Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mouza: Barakuda, Post Panchagoan, Bhubaneswar-752 050
  3. Apex Institute of Technology & Management, Pahal Bhubaneshwar (APT) Pvt.
  4. Bhubaneswar Engineering College Khurda (BEC) Pvt.
  5. Bhubaneswar Institute of Technology, Plot No 4, Village Harapur, Khurda, Pin- 752 054
  6. BRM International Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (BII) Pvt.
  7. C. V. Raman College of Engineering Bhubaneswar (CVR) Pvt.
  8. Central Institute of Plastics Engineering And Technology Bhubaneswar (CPT) Govt.
  9. Centurian Institute of Technology Khurda (CIK) Pvt.
  10. College of Engineering & Technology Bhubaneswar (CET) Govt.
  11. College of Engineering Bhubaneswar Bhubaneshwar (CEB) Pvt.
  12. Dhaneswar Rath Institute of Engineering and Management Studies Tangi, Cuttack (DRM) Pvt.
  13. Eastern Academy of Science & Technology Phulnakhara, Khurda (EAS) Pvt.
  14. Einstien Academy of Tech. & Management (EATAM) Bania Tangi Bhubaneswar
  15. Eklavya College of Tech., and Sci., At Kusumati PO Jatni Bhubaneswar Khurda
  16. Gandhi Engineering College Bhubaneswar (GEC) Pvt.
  17. Gandhi Institute for Education & Technology, At Banlatangi, P.O. Bajpur, Dist : Khurda-752060
  18. Gandhi Institute for Technology Bhubaneswar (GIF) Pvt.
  19. Gandhi Institute of Technological Advancement Badaraghunathpur, Bhubaneswar (GIB) Pvt.
  20. Gandhi Institute of Technology & Management Khurda (GIK) Pvt.
  21. Ghanashyama Hemalata Institute of Technology & Management Chhaitana Puri (GHT) Pvt.
  22. Gurukula College of Engineering for Women (GCEM) At- Jamuhari Chhatabar, Bhubaneshwar Dist- Khurda Odisha
  23. Gurukul Institute of Technology,Janla Bhubaneswar (GKT) Pvt.
  24. Hi-Tech College of Engineering, Rasulghar, Pandara Bhubaneswar
  25. Hi-Tech Institute of Technology Khurda (HIT) Pvt.
  26. Indic Institute of Design & Research Khurda (IID) Pvt.
  27. Indotech College of Engineering, Plot No. 144, AT/PO Mallipada, Via Pallahat(Khurda-2) Dist-khurda,Orissa-752056
  28. Indus College of Engg. Bhubaneswar (IDU) Pvt.
  29. Jagannath Institute of Engineering & Technology Cuttack (JIC) Pvt.
  30. KMBB College of Engineering and Technology AT-Daleiput, PO-Talahat Dist. Khurda,Orissa
  31. Konark Institute of Science & Technology Jatni,Bhubaneswar (KIS) Pvt.
  32. Koustav Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (KIT) Pvt.
  33. Koustuva Institute of Self Domain (for Women) Bhubaneswar (KID) Pvt.
  34. Krupajala Engineering College Pubasasan, Bhubaneswar (KEC) Pvt.
  35. Maharaja Institute of Technology,Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar (MIK) Pvt.
  36. Mahavir Institute of Engineering and Technology Paniora, Bhubaneswar (MIB) Pvt.
  37. Modern Institute of Technology & Management Khurda (MIM) Pvt.
  38. Nalanda Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (NIT) Pvt.
  39. Nigam Institute of engineering and Technology, Barang,Cuttack
  40. NM Institute of Engineering & Technology Sijua, Bhubaneswar (NMI) Pvt.
  41. Orissa Engineering College Nijigarhkurki, Bhubaneswar (OEC) Pvt.
  42. Oxford College of Engineering and Management ,Ramachandrapur, Bhubaneswar (OCM) Pvt.
  43. Rajdhani Engineering College Bhubaneswar (REC) Pvt.
  44. Shibani Institute of Technical Education , At-PO-Chhatabar,Via, Hanla, Bhubaneswar – 752054, Khurda, Orissa
  45. Silicon Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (SIT) Pvt.
  46. Sophitorium Engineering College, Baniatangi, Khurda
  47. Spintronic Tech. & Advance Resarch At.Po Taraboi P.S. Jatani Dist Khurda, Orissa
  48. Subas Institute of Technology Gyana Vihar, Barang, Bhubaneswar 754 005 Orissa
  49. Suddhananda Engg. & Research Centre, Phulnakhara Cuttack At Anchhipur P.O. Bhatapatna Orissa
  50. Synergy Institute of Technology, At : Bhimpur,P.O. Jagannathpur, P.S. Balianta, Dist:Khurda, Orissa
  51. TempleCity Institute of Technology & Engineering Khurda (TCT) Pvt.
  52. The Techno School Bhubaneswar (TTS) Pvt.
  53. Trident Academy of Technology Bhubaneswar (TAT) Pvt.
  54. Vedang Institute of Technology, Durga Prasad, P.O. Ramachandi, Dist. Khurda, Orissa
  55. VITS Engineering College, Tangi, Khurda (VTK) Pvt.
  56. Vivekananda Inst. Of Tech., at Chhatabar Dandi, Chaatabar, Orissa
  57. Xavier Institute of Tech., Princess Avencue Ghangapatna Bhubaneswar Dist Khurda Orissa
  58. Agricultural Engineering at OUAT, Bhubaneswar
  59. KIIT Bhubaneswar
  60. ITER Bhubaneswar
  61. IIIT Bhubaneswar
  62. IIT Bhubaneswar

Berhampur:

  1. Gandhi Academy of Tech. & Engineering At/PO Golonthara Konisi, Berhampur, Dist Ganjam Orissa
  2. Gandhi Institute of Industrial Technology Berhampur (GII) Pvt.
  3. Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur Berhampur (KIB) Pvt.
  4. National Institute of Science and Technology Palur Hills, Berhampur (NST) Pvt.
  5. Parla Maharaj Engineering College
  6. Rahul Institute of Engineering & Technology Thatadapalli Village, Kotharsing (P.O.) Konisi Tahasil, Berhampur, Ganjam (D. T.) Orissa
  7. Roland Institute of Technology Surya Vihar, Berhampur (RIT) Pvt.
  8. Sanjaya Memorial Institute of Technology Chandipadar, Berhampur (SMT) Pvt.
  9. Vignan Institute of Technology & Management Berhampur (VIT) Pvt.
  10. IIIT Berhampur (planned)

Balasore-Bhadrakh:

  1. Balasore College of Engineering & Technology Balasore (BCE) Pvt.
  2. Bhadrak Institute of Engineering & Technology Barapada, Bhadrak (BIT) Pvt.
  3. Modern Engineering & Management Studies Balasore (MEM) Pvt.
  4. Satyasai Engineering College Balasore (SAT) Pvt.
  5. Srinix College of Engineering College At-Ranipatna, Dist Balasore-750001 .
  6. Vijayanjali Institute of Technology At Gadabhanga No. 4 P.O. Khantapara, District : Balasore 756043 Orissa

Sambalpur-Baragarh-Jharsuguda-Sundergarh:

  1. Black Diamond College of Engineering & Technology Jharsuguda (BDC) Pvt.
  2. Padmashree Krutartha Acharya College of Engineering Bargarh (PKA) Pvt.
  3. Vikash College of Engineering for Women (VCEW) plot No. 2766, P.S. Dist- Baragarh, Odisha
  4. VSSUT Burla (UCE) Govt.
  5. Silicon Institute of Technology, Sason, Sambalpur -763 200, Orissa.
  6. Sundargarh Engineering College, Sundargarh (SUN) Pvt.

Rourkela:

  1. Padmanava College of Engineering Rourkela (PCE) Pvt.
  2. Purushottam Institute of Engineering & Technology Mandiakudar, Rourkela (PIE) Pvt.
  3. NIT Rourkela
  4. Rourkela Institute of Technology At P.O. Kuarmunda, District : Sundergarh Pin 770039 Orissa (planned)

Gunupur-Rayagada:

  1. Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology Gunupur (GIT) Pvt.
  2. Gandhi Institute of Science and Technology Rayagada (GIR) Pvt.
  3. Institute of Advanced Computer & Research Rayagada (IAC) Pvt.
  4. Majhighariani Institute of Technology and Science Rayagada (MIT) Pvt.

Angul-Talcher-Dhenkanal:

  1. Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology Sarang (IGT) Govt.
  2. Adarsha College of Engineering At Saradhapur, P.O. Kumurisingha Dist : Angul, Pin 759122 Orissa
  3. Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology Dhenkanal (SYN) Pvt.

Koraput-Jeypore:

  1. Gopal Krushna College of Engineering & Technology Jeypore (GCE) Pvt.
  2. Samanta Chandra Sekhar Institute of Technology & Management Semiliguda, Koraput (SCS) Pvt.

Others:

  1. Jagannath Institute of Technology & Management Paralakhemundi (JIP) Pvt.
  2. Orissa School of Mining Engineering Keonjhar (OSM) Govt.
  3. Seemanta Engineering College Jharpokharia, Mayurbhanj (SEC) Pvt.
  4. Government Engineering College, Kalahandi
  5. Paradeep Port Engineering College (planned)

14 comments September 3rd, 2009

JEE Counseling for 88 Engineering Colleges/Institutes/Universities in Orissa; 25 of them are new

Update: As one may notice one of the existing colleges that is missing from the list below is:

  • Purushottam Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

It is missing because the Industries department of Orissa has barred it from admitting students from Orissa JEE in 2009-2010. Some details are reported at http://dailypioneer.com/191657/Industry-dept-bars-Purushottam-Institute.html. It was allowed to fill up seats based on AIEEE though.


The list below is based on the availability of seats pages of http://jeeorissa.com/availability_of_seats.asp.

  1. Ajay Binay Institute of Technology Cuttack (ABT) Pvt.
  2. Apex Institute of Technology & Management, Pahal Bhubaneshwar (APT) Pvt.
  3. ARYAN INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY PANCHAGAON, KHURDA Bhubaneswar (AIE) Pvt.
  4. Balasore College of Engineering & Technology Balasore (BCE) Pvt.
  5. Bhadrak Institute of Engineering & Technology Barapada, Bhadrak (BIT) Pvt.
  6. Bhubaneswar Engineering College Khurda (BEC) Pvt.
  7. Bhubaneswar Institute of Technology JANLA, KHURDA (BIB) Pvt.
  8. Black Diamond College of Engineering & Technology Jharsuguda (BDC) Pvt.
  9. BRM International Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (BII) Pvt.
  10. C. V. Raman College of Engineering Bhubaneswar (CVR) Pvt.
  11. Central Institute of Plastics Engineering And Technology Bhubaneswar (CPT) Govt.
  12. Centurian Institute of Technology Khurda (CIK) Pvt.
  13. College of Engineering & Technology Bhubaneswar (CET) Govt.
  14. College of Engineering Bhubaneswar Bhubaneshwar (CEB) Pvt.
  15. Dhaneswar Rath Institute of Engineering and Management Studies Tangi, Cuttack (DRM) Pvt.
  16. Eastern Academy of Science & Technology Phulnakhara, Khurda (EAS) Pvt.
  17. EINSTEIN ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT BANIATANGI, KHURDA (EAT) Pvt.
  18. EKLAVYA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE Jatni, Bhubaneswar (ECT) Pvt.
  19. GANDHI ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING GOLONTHARA, BERHAMPUR (GAT) Pvt.
  20. Gandhi Engineering College Bhubaneswar (GEC) Pvt.
  21. GANDHI INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY BANIATANGI,KHURDA (GIE) Pvt.
  22. Gandhi Institute for Technology Bhubaneswar (GIF) Pvt.
  23. Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology Gunupur (GIT) Pvt.
  24. Gandhi Institute of Industrial Technology Berhampur (GII) Pvt.
  25. Gandhi Institute of Science and Technology Rayagada (GIR) Pvt.
  26. Gandhi Institute of Technological Advancement Badaraghunathpur, Bhubaneswar (GIB) Pvt.
  27. Gandhi Institute of Technology & Management Khurda (GIK) Pvt.
  28. Ghanashyama Hemalata Institute of Technology & Management Chhaitana Puri (GHT) Pvt.
  29. Gopal Krushna College of Engineering & Technology Jeypore (GCE) Pvt.
  30. Government College of Engineering Kalahandi Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi (GCK) Govt.
  31. GURUKUL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING(FOR WOMEN) JAMUJHARI, BHUBANESWAR (GCW) Pvt.
  32. Gurukul Institute of Technology,Janla Bhubaneswar (GKT) Pvt.
  33. HITECH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING BHUBANESWAR (HCE) Pvt.
  34. Hi-Tech Institute of Technology Khurda (HIT) Pvt.
  35. Indic Institute of Design & Research Khurda (IID) Pvt.
  36. Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology Sarang (IGT) Govt.
  37. INDOTECH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING MALLIPADA, KHURDA (ICE) Pvt.
  38. Indus College of Engg. Bhubaneswar (IDU) Pvt.
  39. Institute of Advanced Computer & Research Rayagada (IAC) Pvt.
  40. International Institute of Information Technology(Self Sustaining) Gothapatana, Bhubaneswar (III) Govt.
  41. Jagannath Institute of Engineering & Technology Cuttack (JIC) Pvt.
  42. Jagannath Institute of Technology & Management Paralakhemundi (JIP) Pvt.
  43. Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur Berhampur (KIB) Pvt.
  44. KMBB COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY DALEIPUT, KHURDA (KCE) Pvt.
  45. Konark Institute of Science & Technology Jatni,Bhubaneswar (KIS) Pvt.
  46. Koustav Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (KIT) Pvt.
  47. Koustuva Institute of Self Domain(for Women) Bhubaneswar (KID) Pvt.
  48. Krupajala Engineering College Pubasasan, Bhubaneswar (KEC) Pvt.
  49. Maharaja Institute of Technology,Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar (MIK) Pvt.
  50. Mahavir Institute of Engineering and Technology Paniora, Bhubaneswar (MIB) Pvt.
  51. Majhighariani Institute of Technology and Science Rayagada (MIT) Pvt.
  52. Modern Engineering & Management Studies Balasore (MEM) Pvt.
  53. Modern Institute of Technology & Management Khurda (MIM) Pvt.
  54. Nalanda Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (NIT) Pvt.
  55. National Institute of Science and Technology Palur Hills, Berhampur (NST) Pvt.
  56. NM Institute of Engineering & Technology Sijua, Bhubaneswar (NMI) Pvt.
  57. Orissa Engineering College Nijigarhkurki, Bhubaneswar (OEC) Pvt.
  58. Orissa School of Mining Engineering Keonjhar (OSM) Govt.
  59. Padmanava College of Engineering Rourkela (PCE) Pvt.
  60. Padmashree Krutartha Acharya College of Engineering Bargarh (PKA) Pvt.
  61. Parala Maharaja Engineering College Berhampur (PMG) Govt.
  62. RAHUL INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY GOVINDAPUR JN, BERHAMPUR (RIE) Pvt.
  63. Rajdhani Engineering College Bhubaneswar (REC) Pvt.
  64. Roland Institute of Technology Surya Vihar, Berhampur (RIT) Pvt.
  65. Samanta Chandra Sekhar Institute of Technology & Management Semiliguda, Koraput (SCS) Pvt.
  66. Sanjaya Memorial Institute of Technology Chandipadar, Berhampur (SMT) Pvt.
  67. Satyasai Engineering College Balasore (SAT) Pvt.
  68. Seemanta Engineering College Jharpokharia, Mayurbhanj (SEC) Pvt.
  69. SHIBANI INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION JANLA, BHUBANESWAR (SIE) Pvt.
  70. Silicon Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (SIT) Pvt.
  71. Silicon Institute of Technology Sasan, Sambalpur (SIS) Pvt.
  72. SOPHITORIUM ENGINEERING COLLEGE BANIATANGI, KHURDA (SEK) Pvt.
  73. SPINTRONIC TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCE RESEARCH TARABOI, KHURDA (STA) Pvt.
  74. SRINIX COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING RANIPATNA, BALASORE (SCE) Pvt.
  75. Subas Institute of Technology Barang,Bhubaneswar (SIB) Pvt.
  76. SUDDHANANDA ENGINEERING & RESEARH CENTRE PHULNAKHARA, CUTTACK (SER) Pvt.
  77. Sundargarh Engineering College sundargarh (SUN) Pvt.
  78. Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology Dhenkanal (SYN) Pvt.
  79. SYNERGY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BHIMPUR, KHURDA (SIK) Pvt.
  80. TempleCity Institute of Technology & Engineering Khurda (TCT) Pvt.
  81. The Techno School Bhubaneswar (TTS) Pvt.
  82. Trident Academy of Technology Bhubaneswar (TAT) Pvt.
  83. VEDANG INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLGY DURGA PRASAD,KHURDA (VIK) Pvt.
  84. Veera Surendra Sai University of Technology Burla (UCE) Govt.
  85. Vignan Institute of Technology & Management Berhampur (VIT) Pvt.
  86. VIKASH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING(FOR WOMEN) BARGARH (VCE) Pvt.
  87. VIVEKANANDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BHUBANESWAR (VIB) Pvt.
  88. Xavier Institute of Technology Ghangapatna, Bhubaneswar (XIT) Pvt.

The Engineering Colleges, institutes and departments that do not take students via JEE are:

  1. IIT Bhubaneswar
  2. NIT Rourkela
  3. ITER, SOA University, Bhubaneswar
  4. KIIT Engineering College, Bhubaneswar
  5. Department of Agricultural Engineering, OUAT, Bhubaneswar
  6. ICFAI Tech, Bhubaneswar

12 comments July 25th, 2009

General Colleges count in various Orissa districts – work in progress

The left four columns(*) in the following list is based on the lists at http://orissagov.nic.in/highereducation/DistBlockWise_College_list.htm and http://orissagov.nic.in/highereducation/actsrules.htm. It seems both these lists are not up-to-date. For example, neither list has any colleges in the Boudha district. However, the Boudha district web pages mention it having 9 colleges. Using Google some of the colleges one can find in Boudha are Boudh Panchayat College and Gandharadi College. The rightmost column (**) is based on going to the district web pages and getting information there. That is also not up-to-date as in recent years numerous junior (+2) colleges have opened.

District Govt degree Colleges* Govt +2 Colleges*

Private Colleges*

(degree and +2 not seprated)

Total Colleges**
Angul 1 (Govt. College) 1 16 34 Jr / 12 degree
Balasore 2 (FM, KKS Women’s) 2 27  
Balangir 3 (Rajendra, Govt., Govt. Women’s – all in Balangir) 4 13  
Bargarh 1 (Panchayat College, Baragarh) 1 14  
Bhadrakh 1 (Bhadrakh College) 1 17  
Boudh     Zero 9
Cuttack 2 (S. B. Women’s, JKBK) 3 30  
Dhenkanal 2 (Dhenkanal, Dhenkanal Women’s) 2 19  
Deogarh     8  
Gajapati 1 (SKCG Pralakhemundi) 1 Zero  
Ganjam 5 (Khallikote, BA and SB Rath Women’s in Berhampur,  Chhatrapur, Niranjan Govt. Women’s in Aska) 5 28  
Jagatsinghpur     15  
Jajpur 1 (NC) 1 25  
Jharsuguda     7  
Kalahandi 2 (Govt. College, Women’s College – both in Bhawanipatna) 2 9  
Kandhamala 2 (Govt. College, S. M. Govt. Women’s – both in Phulbani) 2 Zero 11
Kendrapara     22  
Keonjhar 2 (Dharanidhar, Govt. Women’s) 2 21  
Khurda 3 (BJB, RD Women’s, Rajdhani) 3 26  39
Koraput 3 (Vikram Dev Jeypore, Govt. Women’s Jeypore, DAV Koraput) 4 2  
Malkangiri   1 2  
Mayurbhanj 1 (MPC) 2 30  
Nabarangpur     2  
Nayagarh     15  
Nuapada   1 4  
Puri 2 (SCS, Govt. Women’s) 2 19  
Rayagada     3  
Sambalpur 3 (GM, NSCB, Govt Women’s  – all in Sambalpur) 3 8  
Sonepur     9  
Sundergarh 5 (Govt. and Govt. Women’s in Sundergarh, Govt. , SG Women’s and Rourkela College in Rourkela) 6 15  

 

2 comments November 24th, 2008

Setting up of 6,000 Model Schools at Block level gets union cabinet’s nod: PIB

Following is from http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=44613.

IN THE FIRST PHASE 2,500 MODEL SCHOOLS TO BE SET UP IN EDUCATIONALLY BACKWARD BLOCKS

16:35 IST

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave its approval to the setting up of  6,000 Model Schools at the Block level  in the country. Initially, in the First Phase of the implementation of this Centrally Sponsored Scheme, 2,500 Model Schools will be set up in the Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs). These schools will be set up through State Governments.

            A model school will have infrastructure and facilities, at least of the standard as in a Kendriya Vidyalaya and with stipulations on pupil-teacher ratio, ICT usage, holistic educational environment, appropriate curriculum and emphasis on output and outcome.

Objective:   The main objectives of the scheme are,

¨       To have at least one good quality secondary school in every block.

¨       To have a pace setting role for these schools.

¨       To try out innovative curriculum and pedagogy

¨       To be a model in infrastructure, curriculum, evaluation and school governance 

The salient features of Scheme are as under:

  • Location: 2500 Model schools will be set up in Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs).
  • Land:   Land for these schools will be identified and provided by the State Governments free of cost.
  • Medium of instructions: The medium of instructions will be decided by the State Governments. However, special emphasis will be given on teaching of English & spoken English.
  • Classes: The schools will have classes from VI to XII, or IX to XII.   
  • Management:  These schools will be run by State Government societies similar to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.

There will a continuous evaluation of the working of the schools by State Government agencies through a regular and well structured system of field visits. Besides, an independent agency may be assigned the task of monitoring of the scheme, including progress of construction for each State.

Financial requirement for setting up 2,500 schools during the 11th Five Year Plan has been estimated as Rs.9,321 crore, of which estimated  central share  is Rs.7,457 crore.  Planning Commission has allocated Rs. 12,750 crore for this scheme under the 11th Five Year Plan. Rs. 650 crore has been provided in the budget for 2008-09.

Sharing pattern will be at the ratio of 75:25 between centre and the states during the 11th Five Year Plan and 50:50 during the 12th Five Year Plan, while for special category states, the sharing pattern would be in the ratio of 90:10. The scheme will be implemented from the current financial year.

      The Scheme is, however, not to be implemented in the 6 states where assembly elections are being held, till the poll process is over.

————–

KKP/sa

The 123 educationally backward blocks in Orissa are (See also http://education.nic.in/mdm/EEBs.pdf for a bigger list):

Sl.No. Name of State/District Sl.No. Name EEB Blocks   
XI. ORISSA      
1 Sambalpur
    1 Dhankauda  
    2 Rengali  
    3 Lakhanpur  
    4 Kolabira  
    5 Laikera  
    6 Kirimira  
    7 Rajborasambar  
    8 Paikmal  
    9 Jharbandha  
    10 Gaisilet  
    11    
    12 Kochinda  
    13 Jamankira  
    14 Reamal  
    15 Barkot  
    16 Tileibani  
    17 Naktideul  
2 Sundargarh
    1 Bisra  
    2 Lathikata  
    3 Koida  
    4 Gurundia  
3 Kendujhar
    1 Kendujhargarh  
    2 Harichadanpur  
    3 Patana  
    4 Ghatgaon  
    5 Saharapada  
    6 Telkoi  
    7 Champua  
    8 Jhumpura  
    9 Joda  
4 Mayurbhanj
    1 Koliana  
    2 Sulia Pada  
    3 Muruda  
    4 Saras Kana  
    5 Rairang Pur  
    6 Bija Tola  
    7 Bisoi  
    8 Jamda  
    9 Bahalda  
    10 Tiringi  
    11 Kusumi  
    12 Gopa Bandhu Nagar  
    13 Karanjia   
    14 Jashi Pur  
    15 Aukruli  
    16 Raruan  
5 Dhenkanal
    1 Kankada had  
    2 Anugul  
    3 Chhendipada  
    4 Athmallik  
    5 Palalahada  
    6 Forest Area  
6 Phulabani
    1 Phulabani  
    2 Phiringia  
    3 Khajuripada  
    4 Baudh Sadar  
    5 Harbhanga  
    6 Kantamal  
    7 Baliguda  
    8 Chakpad  
    9 Daringbadi  
    10 G. Udayagiri  
    11 Nuagaon  
    12 Raikia  
    13 Tikabali  
7 Balangir
    1 Patnagarh  
    2 Belpara  
    3 Khaprakhol  
    4 Titlagarh  
    5 Muribahal  
    6 Saintala  
    7 Bangomunda  
    8 Turekela  
    9 Balangir  
    10 Loisinga  
    11 Puintala  
    12 Agalpur  
    13 Deogaon  
    14 Tentulikhunti  
    15 Tarbha  
    16 Sonepur  
    17 Dunguripali  
    18 Binika  
    19 Biramaharajpur  
    20 Ulunda  
8 Kalahandi
    1 Bhawanipatna  
    2 Kesinga  
    3 Narala  
    4 Madanpur Rampur  
    5 Karlamunda  
    6 Dharamagarh  
    7 Junagarh  
    8 Jayapatna  
    9 Kokasara  
    10 Kalampur  
    11 Golamunda  
    12 Komana  
    13 Khariar  
    14 Sinapali  
    15 Boden  
9 Koraput
    1 Padmapur  
    2 Chandahandi  
10 Ganjam
    1 Chhatrapur  
    2 Ganjam  
    3 Khalikote  
    4 Kodala  
    5 Purusottampur  
    6 Hinjilicut  
    7 Polasara  
    8 Kavisurjanagar  
    9 Rangilunda  
    10 Kukudakhandi  
    11 Digapahandi  
    12 Sanakhemundi  
    13 Chikiti  
    14 Patrapur  
    15 Bhanjanagar  
    16 Jaganathprasad  
    17 Buguda  
    18 Sargad  
    19 Dharakote  
    20 Surada  
    21 R. Udaygiri  
11 Puri
    1 Dasapalla

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