(Last Updated on : 28/10/2014)
Bhadrak has served as a key center of modern politics and culture during the British era. Hence the tradition of education was there since the British imperialism. But in the post independence period, when the entire country suffers a set back, Bhadrak was not an exception. Therefore the educational growth of Bhadrak was retarded in the post independence era. However with the commencement of the plan period, the Government had implemented steps to upgrade the condition of education in Bhadrak.
The first stride of the educational development commenced with the aim of the Sarva Shikshya Avijan or "Universalization of Education" launched in the year 2002 in April. The target was fixed that by 2010, the program of "Universalization of education" is to be completed, with the successful attempt to bridge the social, regional and gender gap and providing the basic elementary education to all the Children of the age group 6 to 14.
The committee of theUniversalization of Education collected the District Information System for Education (DISE) and find out the present educational status and data to the related facts, in order to develop the system of education in Bhadrak. To bring all the students in the school system, Government has enlisted their name and approved some of the schools of the district having classes' upto VII.
The education of Bhadrak makes a booming progress with the establishment of the Bhadrak Autonomous College in 1948. The college was the second one founded in the then undivided Balasore and took the pioneer role in the educational development of Orissa
. When it was first established the college was affiliated to the Utkal University
providing the courses of Intermediate Arts only. In the year 1954-55, with the establishment of Science Block including 3 laboratories and the Biology lecture theater, the Bhadrak College achieved prominence in the field of education. The College holds the leading role in the field of Higher Education and undergraduate degree since the time when the Physics and the Chemistry department started functioning in the year 1960-61. The College experienced a new phase of development in the field of education in Bhadrak, when the State Government undertook it. At present the college provides the Honors Degree in the Humanities, Science and Commerce. The induction of the Post Graduate degrees in Bhadrak College, it assumes a new dimension in the field of education. The educational development in Bhadrak is solely centering round the Bhadrak College.