Education in Sambalpur District

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Sambalpur District is a district in the western part of state of Orissa, India. The historic city of Sambalpur is the district headquarters. The district is located in the Mahanadi River basin. It has a total area of 6,702 square kilometers, of which almost 60% of the district is covered in dense forest. The district is bounded by Deogarh District to the east, Bargarh and Jharsuguda districts to the west, Sundergarh District to the north, and Subarnapur and Angul districts in the south.


In 2011 the literacy rate of the district is 76.91%. Male literacy rate is 85.17% and female literacy rate is 68.47%.[1]

Education system[edit]

The education system in rural areas is government operated. Government runs primary, high and secondary schools. In urban areas the system is a mix of government and private operated schools. There are colleges for higher education both in rural and urban areas but most of them are located in urban or semi-urban places.

List of schools and colleges[edit]

This is a list of educational organizations in Sambalpur district.[2]