(Last Updated on : 10-03-2009)
Education in Rayagada city has been given much priority by all the residents of the city. A number of schools, colleges have developed catering their demands and needs. GCD high school is the ancient most school and is quite popular amongst the people. Sacred Heart School is another one. It imparts education in the medium of English language and also has developed affiliation to ICSE, Delhi. New Life English Medium School is also significant.
Colleges also are integrated in the system of education in Rayagada. These are ideal for those who want to pursue education to a higher level. One such important institution is Rayagada College transmitting education at +2 and +3 levels. Pupils of various streams like science, arts and commerce enroll their names for furthering their studies. There is a separate college for women, which highlights that their education is also not neglected a bit. It offers +2 level education for science, arts and commerce students. However at +3 level education for arts stream only has been imparted.
Few engineering colleges too have developed so that the technical education in Rayagada is not neglected. UTKAL GOURAB MADHUSUDAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY(UGMIT) is the name of an engineering college which offers diploma courses in numerous branches of engineering. The state government ran it. It is located in the wonderful locale with river NAGABALI flowing in the vicinity. Besides a couple of engineering colleges have been built which impart courses like MCA, B.Tech, MBA and Biotechnology. IACR is another reputed technical college of the city, which provides degree of B Tech, MCA, MBA. It has got a wonderful locality. It stretches to a distance of near about 2 kms from the main road. Another significant college is Majhigharaini Institute of Technology and Sciences (MITS), which is located almost 8 kms from the city. In Rayagada, Institute of Advanced Computer & Research, Rayagada is an institution of excellence. It is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and also got affiliation from the reputed Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Bhubaneswar and Berhampur University, Berhampur.