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Department of School and Mass Education Government of Odisha

Directorate of Secondary Education

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Directorate of Secondary Education

About the Directorate:

Secondary Education serves as a bridge between elementary and higher education and prepares young person’s between the age group of 14-18 yrs for entry into higher education. The Directorate of Secondary Education, Odisha has been set up in the year 1983 to look into the Secondary Education in the State. The Director, Secondary Education, Odisha is the Administrative Authority for Secondary Schools under the School and Mass Education Department, Government of Odisha. The Centrally Sponsored Scheme Samagra Shiksha (SS) lends support in Access, Infrastructure and Quality enhancement.

Office of the Directorate Secondary Education, Odisha is located on the 6th Floor of Heads of Department Building, Bhubaneswar popularly known as 'Na Tala'.

Directorate of Secondary Education deals with administration of Govt. and Aided Private Secondary Schools, Madrasas, Sanskrit Tols in the State. The main subjects that come under purview of the Directorate are:

a) Establishment and Management of Govt. Secondary Schools

b)Permission and Recognition of Secondary Schools established and managed by Private Bodies.

c) Service matters of Staff of Secondary Schools of both Govt and Aided Schools.

d) Planning, Budget and Finance Management for Secondary Schools

e) Infrastructure maintenance in Govt. Schools and Aided schools.

f) Scholarship to Students

g) Award to Teachers

h) Inspection and Academic Supervision of Schools.

i) Supervision of Co-curricular and Extra-Curricular activities in the Schools.

j) Facilitating Games and Sports in Schools.

k) Coordination with Board of Secondary Education, Odisha and Samagra Shiksha.

l) Support and Release of Grants to OSEPA, SIOS, OAVS, BSE, Mo School Abhiyan

m) Recruitment of Teachers in Secondary Schools.

There are 30 District Education Officers and 314 Block Education Officers to assist the Director .

Important Schemes/Programmes implemented by  DSE Odisha

  1. Chief Minister's Bicycle Scheme
  2. Scholarships: NRTS , Odia Bhasa Bruti, Mukhyamantri Medha Bruti and Best School and Parents Award
  3. Establishment of Library in Secondary Schools

Correspondence Address:

6th Floor, Heads of Department Building,

Unit 5, Bhubaneswar, Odisha -751001

Contact Details:

Phone: 0674-2393531