Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority

Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) came in to existence as a registered society on
30th January 1996. The School & Mass Education(S & ME) department in the Government of Odisha has the responsibility to achieve the goals of Universal Elementary Education (UEE).
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ACCESS & INTERVENTION FOR OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN
SI.No Activities
1 Opening of Primary/ Upper primary schools
9943 New Primary School and 11008 New Upper Primary schools have been opened from 2001-02 to 2014-15 under SSA.
2 Special Training to Out of School children
  1. Residential - 71 schools/2755 children
  2. Non-Residential - 489 schools/2952 children
3 Seasonal Hostel for the migrant children
4 07 nos. of Residential Hostel for urban deprived children in Baripada, Keonjhar, Barbil and Bhubaneswar
  • Prohibition of Screening Procedures during admission
  • Policy of eight year Elementary Education ( Class- I-VIII) notified
  • Guidelines for admission in private unaided schools and notification for defining the disadvantaged children
  • Notification on neighbourhood norm and definition of out of school children made.
  • Private School Management Portal implemented for online registration of private schools for monitoring under RTE
 
DETAILS OF SCHOOLS AVAILABLE IN THE STATE
CATEGORY/ MANAGEMENT DEPT. OF EDN SSD LOCAL BODY AIDED PVT UNAIDED OTHERS CENTRAL GOVT UNRECOGNISED TOTAL
PRIMARY 34389 453 0 298 641 18 3 748 36550
UPPER PRIMARY 17773 840 0 1559 1476 34 13 802 22497
SECONDARY 4743 327 1 2892 1233 17 90 188 9491
TOTAL 56905 1620 1 4749 3350 69 106 1738 68538

* District wise information on number of primary, upper primary and secondary schools is as follows:

SL DISTRICT PRIMARY
DEPT. OF EDN SSD LOCAL BODY AIDED PVT UNAIDED OTHERS CENTRAL GOVT UNRECOGNISED TOTAL
1 ANGUL 895 26 0 0 22 0 1 17 961
2 BALASORE 1494 17 0 5 25 1 0 59 1601
3 BARGARH 934 47 0 2 3 0 0 36 1022
4 BHADRAK 1074 6 0 18 14 0 0 28 1140
5 BOLANGIR 1294 5 0 0 20 0 0 3 1322
6 BOUDH 510 6 0 0 10 0 0 9 535
7 CUTTACK 1406 8 0 12 19 1 0 108 1554
8 DEOGARH 352 2 0 0 6 0 0 14 374
9 DHENKANAL 819 15 0 0 18 0 0 30 882
10 GAJAPATI 854 21 0 1 14 0 0 6 896
11 GANJAM 2292 25 0 4 80 4 0 26 2431
12 JAGATSINGHPUR 936 0 0 6 0 0 0 57 999
13 JAJPUR 1248 4 0 25 41 2 0 29 1349
14 JHARSUGUDA 392 7 0 2 6 0 0 16 423
15 KALAHANDI 1604 1 0 0 7 0 0 17 1629
16 KANDHAMAL 1194 20 0 0 10 0 0 6 1230
17 KENDRAPARA 1127 5 0 20 25 2 0 27 1206
18 KEONJHAR 1674 4 0 3 36 0 0 32 1749
19 KHORDHA 916 2 0 8 45 3 0 66 1040
20 KORAPUT 1549 64 0 23 18 0 0 5 1659
21 MALKANGIRI 862 2 0 2 9 0 0 0 875
22 MAYURBHANJ 2798 3 0 3 57 1 1 42 2905
23 NABARANGPUR 1193 3 0 9 6 0 0 6 1217
24 NAYAGARH 721 7 0 0 13 0 0 17 758
25 NUAPADA 576 8 0 0 2 2 0 6 594
26 PURI 1233 3 0 1 32 1 0 26 1296
27 RAYAGADA 1452 57 0 0 22 0 1 4 1536
28 SAMBALPUR 869 23 0 12 19 1 0 5 929
29 SONEPUR 585 3 0 0 11 0 0 15 614
30 SUNDERGARH 1536 59 0 142 51 0 0 36 1824
  TOTAL 34389 453 0 298 641 18 3 748 36550
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