Open schooling institute coming up in state soon

Published: 17th July 2013 11:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2013 11:22 AM   |  A+A-

The State Government has decided to set up a ‘state institute of open schooling’.

Sources said preliminary exercise in this regard has already been started. Bye-law and guidelines of this institute are being finalised. The institute will take two or three months for its finalisation. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed its progress at a high level meeting at the secretariat.  Besides, a decision has been taken to open 700 schools in the State under the Rashtriya Madhyamika Siksha Abhijan (RMSA). Work on 304 schools are in different stages of completion. However, land for 82 schools are yet to be identified.

The Chief Minister directed the School and Mass Education department to complete the tender process for the 82 schools by identifying land within the next three months. The State is also lagging behind in opening model schools in educationally backward blocks (EBBs).

The Centre has sanctioned opening of model schools in 111 EBBs of the State out of the total 173. Work has started only in 64 of these. The Chief Minister said work on rest of the model schools would be started by October.

A decision has also been taken to introduce information and communication technology (ICT) course at school level.  Sources said the Odisha Knowledge Corporation Limited (OKCL) has been entrusted with the task.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp