The standard of education has been taken into consideration at the very beginning of the plan period in the post independence era. Government has implemented measures for the upliftment of the educational infrastructure in Angul.
Presently there are 1098 primary schools in Angul. 4 district Inspectors of schools (Angul, Talcher, Athamallik, Pallahara) oversee the entire operation of the primary school system in Angul. Nearly all the students in Angul are under the education system. Government, in Angul has been successful enough to ensure an all round development of primary education. The School Inspector, appointed by the state government directly operates from Dhenkanal.
There are 212 secondary schools in Angul, of which 112 are the government high schools, 15 are partially aided and 85 are unaided recognized college. The government for the educational development of the backward and economically underdeveloped classes has adopted several projects and programs.
The Government has put forward Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan in Angul in 2001, which is an historical stride towards achieving the elusive goal of Universalization of elementary education. The program not only endorses the educational consciousness of the people but at the same time promote the sense of social justice thereby wiping out the indiscrimination in the society in respect of caste, creed and gender. With the solemn endeavor of promoting elementary education in Angul the Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan has brought together, the Panchayati Raj institutions, School Management Committees, Village and Urban Slum Level Education Committee, Parent Teachers Associations, Mother Teacher Associations, Tribal Autonomous councils and various other grass root level structure and aims at operating them collectively.
Originally the total literacy Campaign was organized in undivided Dhenkanal district during March 1992. But in 1993, when Angul was dissected from Dhenkanal and was registered in the Societies Registration Act, 1860 to implement the Literacy campaign in the district. The sole objective of the campaign was to make the people of age group15-35 functionally literate.
National Literacy Mission approved the post literacy campaign in the district of Angul in November 1995, but the program launched in 1996. After a rapid success of the Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan in the field of education in Angul, the post Literacy Campaign emerged with the aim of providing special emphasis in Universalization of Primary Education, Women Development Programs, Joyful Learning, Rural Library movement and Vocational Training. These two consecutive programs induce an all round educational development in Angul.
The vocational training in the present years has made a burgeoning progress in the recent years. A bunch of technical institutions, providing superior quality of education reside in the core of Angul.