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    Top B.Ed. Colleges in Odisha 2024

    The demand for teachers is rising as the number of the schools and colleges go up. The government initiative to push education and the parent’s awareness to send their wards to good quality institutions is also an important reason for the same. Every child deserves a chance at a bright future and education is an important pathway for the same. The noble profession of teaching is historically always sought after by many. It's human nature to be a nurturer to our younger ones and learning in turn is the most important aspect of the growth and development of all. Especially children between the ages of 3 and 15 years. After the parents, the teachers play the most important role in the child’s life. It is the teachers who introduce the child to a world of possibilities and learning. 

    Teaching is always considered one of the most giving jobs, and therefore we always remember our teachers even in adulthood. With the new normal of work from home during this year, teaching also came online via a camera instead of the regular classroom interactions. This new challenge was also accepted by the teachers and they continued imparting knowledge to their beloved students via the camera. No student should suffer due to any reason has always been the motto of each and every student. 

    Odisha is a popular study destination for students interested in pursuing their B.Ed. degree as there are some excellent colleges present here offering the course. Below is the detailed list of best colleges to pursue B.Ed. in Odisha, along with specialisations, eligibility criteria, admission process, career options, and top recruiters in the area. 

    B.Ed. Degree Colleges in Odisha: Specialisation Available

    Undergraduate level

    B.Ed. can be taken up after graduation is any field like Art, Science or BTech. The two-year degree programme can be pursued after clearing an entrance exam conducted by the Odisha government. It is called Odisha B.Ed. Entrance Exam is conducted by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT). This is a compulsory exam for all students who wish to pursue B.Ed. in the state of Odisha.

    There are two streams in the entrance exam as per your graduation you can select.  The aggregate of 50 % is a must at your graduation level.  There are two papers in the exam, paper one will have subjects like language (English), Education and general awareness, reasoning, teaching aptitude. Paper 2 is divided into two sections - section A is for Arts Stream and section B is for Science Stream. Section A will have Arts subjects like General English, Odia, History and Political Science, Geography. Section B will have Science subjects like Physical Science, Bio-Science and Mathematics. Students will answer the Section according to their graduation degrees. Please note there is negative marking in the entrance test.     

    • B.Ed. Arts

    • B.Ed. Science  

    • B.Ed. Integrated Course

    • BA B.Ed. course

    This is an integrated programme called BA B.Ed. which a student can pursue after 10+2. This course is a professional course for four years. Since it combines two degrees, the student will learn some subjects from the Arts sections and some from the B.Ed. section. After the completion of this course the student can apply for the post teacher, principal, school administration, program planner or curriculum planner.

    B.Sc. B.Ed. course 

    This is a four-year integrated professional course which can be pursued after 10+2 in the Science stream. This course has some subjects from the science stream and some from the teaching course. This is a new course introduced by the Odisha government like the previous which is designed specifically for students who wish to be in the Education field and can start the training for the same after their 10+2 itself. 

    Post Graduate Level 

    M.Ed. program

    M.Ed. is a post graduation program which can be pursued by students after finishing their B.Ed., B.Sc. B.Ed. or B.A B.Ed. integrated program, an Arts or Science graduate with Diploma in Elementary Education (delved) can apply for this course. The students who are in the final year of this course can also apply for the program. There is no age limit for this course. The students have to appear for an Online Computer Based Test. It is a compulsory entrance exam for all students who wish to pursue the program in Odisha. The subjects of this test would be based on the Bachelor of Education course. Please note this entrance exam has negative marking too. 

    B.Ed. + M.Ed. integrated course

    Some Universities in Odisha have recently started offering an integrated course of the graduate and postgraduate degree of Education. This three-year professional course can be pursued by students who have completed their postgraduate degree in the Arts or Science field. Very limited number of colleges and universities have this course, but the Government of Odisha and Ministry of HRD are pushing for this course in order to tackle the issue of lack of professionally trained teachers in the state. 

    PhD in Education 

    After your M.Ed. degree, a student can pursue a M.Phil. in Education and later aim for a PhD in Education by presenting their research proposal during admission. This can be pursued while you are working too. The admission could be based on merit as well as entrance exam. Pursuing PhD widens your scope of work and research in the said field. 

    Diploma courses in Education in Odisha

    Diploma in Elementary Education 

    This is a two-year diploma course, which can be pursued by students after their 10+2 in Arts, Commerce or Science field from a recognised Board or Council. There is an Online Computer Based Test for selection. The test is divided into two sections, section one will have subjects like Language (English), Education and General Awareness, Reasoning and Teaching Aptitude. Section two will have subjects like Odia/Telugu/Urdu/Ochiki, Mathematics, Social Science, and Science. Please note there is negative marking in this test. 

    B.Ed. Degree Colleges in Odisha: Eligibility Criteria 

    For Undergraduate Level

    B.Ed. Arts / B.Ed. Science

    • The student must be an Arts or Science graduate with an aggregate of 50% marks. A student with a Masters degree in Arts or Science with the specialization in Science, Social Science, Humanity Subject or any related subject at the graduation level and post graduation level are preferred. 

    • The student must pass at least two subjects of school levels with a minimum of 200 marks each. 

    • Students with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science or Maths can also apply. 

    • The two-school level subject for Arts student is English, Odia, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Geography, Economics, Indian Economy, Political Science, and many others

    • The two school level subjects for Science students are Physics, Chemistry Mathematics, Botany Zoology, Biotechnology, Computer Science and Geography. 

    • The student should be a permanent resident of Odisha State. 

    • The student must clear the Online Computer Based Test

    For Integrated Course 

    B.Sc. B.Ed. course 

    • The student must have passed the 10+2 from a recognized board in the science stream. 

    • The student must have cleared with the mains subjects as physics, chemistry, maths, or physics, chemistry, biology

    • The minimum aggregate of 50% must be achieved

    • The admission can be on the basis of merit or a common entrance exam conducted by some universities.

    • B.A B.Ed. course

    • The student must have passed the 10+2 from a recognized board in the science stream. 

    • The student must have cleared the mains subjects that are taught at the school level like History, Geography, English, Odia, Sanskrit, Economics and many others.

    • The minimum aggregate of 50% must be achieved

    • The admission can be on the basis of merit or a common entrance exam conducted by some universities.

    Postgraduate Level

    M.Ed. course

    • The student must score a minimum 50% aggregate in the graduate level exam.

    • Students from B.Ed., B. A B.Ed., B.Sc. B.Ed., arts or science graduate with D.El.Ed can apply.

    • The student should be a permanent resident of Odisha State. 

    • The student must clear the Online Computer Based Test which will be based on the subjects of the undergraduate B.Ed. course.

    B.Ed. + M.Ed. integrated course

    • The student must be a graduate in any of the following courses like Humanities, Social Sciences, Science. 

    • This course is Government recognized but not all colleges or universities have this course

    • The selection is merit and/or university’s common entrance exam based. 

    For Diploma Courses

    • Diploma in Elementary Education 

    • This is diploma course of two year for primary school teachers

    • The students must clear their 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 50%

    • Students from Arts, Science, or Commerce can apply.

    • Odia (language) as subject must be cleared at 12th standard

    • The student must also appear for the Online Computer Based Test.

    B.Ed. Degree Colleges in Odisha: Admission Process

    For Undergraduate courses

    B.Ed. Course

    • All students must appear for the State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test

    • It is 1.30 hrs exam with multiple choice questions 

    • As the students stream of Arts or Science, the student must appear for the exam, after online registration and issuing of Admit Card. 

    • All details are available on the website of SCERT and students must keep a regular track of the announcements.

    • The selection is purely based on the score in this test. 

    For Integrated Course 

    B.Sc. B.Ed. / B.A B.Ed. course 

    • The student will have to contact the said universities for the admission process

    • The admission process is both merit and entrance exam based

    Postgraduate Level

    M.Ed. course

    • All students must appear for the State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test

    • It is 1.30 hrs exam with multiple choice questions 

    • As the students stream of Arts or Science, the student must appear for the exam, after online registration and issuing of Admit Card. 

    • All details are available on the website of SCERT and students must keep a regular track of the announcements.

    • The selection is purely based on the score in this test. 

    B.Ed. + M.Ed. integrated course

    • The student will have to contact the said universities for the admission process

    • The admission process is both merit and entrance exam based

    • Diploma courses in Education in Odisha

    • Diploma in Elementary Education 

    • All students must appear for the State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test

    • It is 1.30 hrs exam with multiple choice questions 

    • As the students stream of Arts or Science, the student must appear for the exam, after online registration and issuing of Admit Card. 

    • All details are available on the website of SCERT and students must keep a regular track of the announcements.

    • The selection is purely based on the score in this test. 

    B.Ed. Degree Colleges in Odisha offering B.Ed. Course

    The below list is of the colleges where the B.Ed. course can be pursued after clearing the online computer-based entrance exam.

    Name of the college

    Acceptable test

    Cut off

    Fees (Rs.)

    Shailabala Women’s College, Cuttack

    State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test


    -

    -

    Dharanidhar Autonomous College, Keonjhar

    State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test


    -

    Rs. 1.00 lakh

    Bhadrak Autonomous College, Bhadrak

    State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test


    -

    Rs. 80k

    Rajendra College Autonomous, Balangir

    State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online -Computer -Based Test


    -

    -

    Panchayat College, Bargarh

    State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test


    -

    Rs. 99k

    Government Autonomous College, Bhawanipatna

    State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test


    -

    Rs. 1.25 Lakh

    Nalini Devi Women’s College of Teachers Education, Bhubaneswar

    State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test


    -

    -

    Government College, Sundargarh 

    State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online -Computer Based Test

    -

    Rs. 1.12 lakhs

    College of Teacher Education, Rourkela 

    State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test


    -

    -

    Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneshwar

    State Council of Educational Research and Training’s (SCERT) Online Computer Based Test


    -

    -


    B.Ed. Degree Colleges in Odisha offering B.Sc. B.Ed. / B.A B.Ed. course 

    Below is the list of Government approved colleges for the integrated course

    Name of the college

    Acceptable test

    Cut off

    Fees (Rs.)

    Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneshwar

    Merit and University conducted entrance exam

    -

    -

    Samanta Chandra Sekhar
    Autonomous College, Puri,

    Merit and University conducted entrance exam

    -

    -

    Ravenshaw University

    Merit and University conducted entrance exam

    -

    -

    Fakir Mohan Autonomous College

    Merit and University conducted entrance exam

    -

    -

    MPC Autonomous College, Takhatpur, Baripada, 

    Merit and University conducted entrance exam

    -

    -

    Gangadhar Meher Autonomous College, Sambalpur, 

    Merit and University conducted entrance exam

    -

    -


    Career options available after B.Ed. and expected salary

    Career option

    Average salary per annum

    Teacher – Primary

    Rs. 3 – 4 lakhs

    Principal

    Rs. 4 – 5 lakhs

    Teacher – Secondary

    Rs. 3 - 5 lakhs

    Librarian

    Rs. 3 - 4 lakhs

    Research, Curriculum administrator

    Rs. 3 - 4 lakhs


    This could be the starting salary of various professions that can be chosen after finishing the initial B.Ed. degree. with experience and post graduation degree the salary slab could change. 

    Top Employers in Odisha

    With the whole teacher education program run by the state government, the student should expect to be employed in the government run schools or aided schools of Odisha.

    There are a lot of private schools opening too, the students can expect employment in these schools too. 

    Other than teaching, content writing administration, research, curriculum development are the professions to be looked into. 

    FAQ’s

    1. Is the state organised entrance exam the only way to apply for B.Ed.?

    Yes, that is the only way to apply for B.Ed., M.Ed. and D.El.Ed. in Odisha.

    2. Can change my stream from BA B.Ed. to B.Sc. B.Ed.?

    No, your application will be based on your 10+2 marksheet, therefore selecting one from the other is not allowed. 

    3. If I am not a permanent resident of Odisha can I work at schools in Odisha?

    Yes, if you meet the other eligibility guidelines, you can work at schools in Odisha as a Teacher after B.Ed.

    4. What are the other jobs I can apply for after finishing my degree ?

    You can teach at a coaching centre, freelance writing, taking tuitions, admins work in school and many others.

    5. Can I do integrated B.A B.Ed from any college/university ?

    There are only selected colleges and universities which have this course. Please make sure the university or college of your choice has the said course.

    6. Do B.Ed. Do colleges offer scholarships?

    You can apply for government grants or scholarships, if they are available at the college of your choice.

    7. What is the average salary of a higher secondary teacher in Odisha ?

    The average salary for a higher secondary teacher is 2.00 lakh – 4.00 lakh per annum.

    8. What degree is better integrated B.Ed or normal B.Ed ?

    Both have their pros and cons, normal B.Ed  can be pursued after graduation, whereas integrated B.Ed combines both degrees and therefore saves one year.

    9.  Can I study for a PhD in education?

    Yes, you can, after your post graduation degree, you can plan to start preparing. 

    10. Is B.Ed + M.Ed integrated an option?

    Yes, this is a recent course being added by the State Government and Ministry of HRD. 

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    Bhadrak Autonomous College, Bhadrak

    Bhadrak, Odisha
    Public/Govt

    Bhadrak Autonomous College, Bhadrak

    Bhadrak, Odisha Public/Govt
    B.Ed Self Finance
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    BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar

    Bhubaneswar, Odisha
    Public/Govt

    BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar

    Bhubaneswar, Odisha Public/Govt 4.5/543 Reviews
    B.Ed
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    College of Teacher Education, Balasore

    Balasore, Odisha
    Public/Govt

    College of Teacher Education, Balasore

    Balasore, Odisha Public/Govt
    B.Ed
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      College of Teacher Education, Rourkela

      Rourkela, Odisha
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      Rourkela, Odisha Public/Govt
      B.Ed
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        Dharanidhar Autonomous College, Keonjhar

        Keonjhar, Odisha
        4.5/53 Reviews
        Public/Govt

        Dharanidhar Autonomous College, Keonjhar

        Keonjhar, Odisha Public/Govt 4.5/53 Reviews
        B.Ed
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        Government College, Sundargarh

        Sundargarh, Odisha
        Public/Govt

        Government College, Sundargarh

        Sundargarh, Odisha Public/Govt
        B.Ed Self Finance
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        Government Hindi Teachers Training Institute, Cuttack

        Cuttack, Odisha
        Public/Govt
        B.H.Ed
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          Nalini Devi Women's College of Teachers Education, Bhubaneswar

          Bhubaneswar, Odisha
          4.0/51 Reviews
          Public/Govt
          B.Ed
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            Panchayat College, Bargarh

            Bargarh, Odisha
            3.2/57 Reviews
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            Panchayat College, Bargarh

            Bargarh, Odisha Public/Govt 3.2/57 Reviews
            B.Ed
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              Rajdhani College, Bhubaneswar

              Bhubaneswar, Odisha
              4.5/52 Reviews
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              Rajdhani College, Bhubaneswar

              Bhubaneswar, Odisha Public/Govt 4.5/52 Reviews
              B.Ed Self-finance
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