About CTE, Balangir
College of Teacher Education Balangir is a purely Government college, managed by Govt. of Orissa. The college is affiliated to Sambalpur University, JyotiVihar, Burla, Sambalpur, Orissa. College of Teacher Education, Balangir is situated in the Western Sector of Orissa in the District of Balangir. The Distance of the College from the Collectorate is 300 meters,3 K.M away from Balangir Railway Station and ½ K.M from Bus Stand . The college is located on the Balangir – Patnagarh main Road. The Hostel & staff quarters are located within a radius of 300 meters from the college.

The application form can be made available only after the Advertisement by the Director, Teacher Education and SCERT, Orissa, Bhubaneswar, Govt. of Orissa.The Selection of candidates for admission into the B.Ed. course is made by the Central Selection Board, Orissa, Bhubaneswar, which functions in the Directorate of Teacher Education and S.C.E.R.T headed by The Director. The qualifying degree for admission is at least, a Bachelor's, degree in Arts or Science with 45% for general and 40% for SC or ST.

        Balangir is stated to be the land of hills & Plains in the western sector of Orissa with a promising picturesque of the land.  The land is stated to the land of Raja’s & Maharaja’s, under the then Patna estate.  Most of the populations of the district are Tribal land Scheduled Castes. After the amalgamation of the Patna estate in the state of Orissa, the Government have tried a lot to improve the economic condition of the aborigines in particular & education in general. 
         

               To spread quality education and to meet the deficiency of trained teachers in Secondary Schools in the back ward district of Orissa, establishment of training college in 1968 was a hallmark in the field of Teacher Education.   The college saw the light of the day on 1st November 1968 with initial student strength of 64.  Among all backward districts of Orissa, Balangir occupies a significant place in western sector.  Initially, this institution was catering the needs in the field Teacher Education of Balangir, Sundargarh ,Kalahandi and Koraput.

          With the advancement of time and exploding of knowledge there was need of establishing training colleges in different districts.  At present the college is catering the needs of Balangir and Subaranapur district
          At the initial stage the institution was nourished by one Special officer Late Bibekananda Pati in the old industrial building of Balangir. With the increasing of age the intake capacity of the college was raised from 64 to 128 in 1971 – 72 and subsequently to 144 in the academic session 1977-78.   The college has obtained distinguished status being upgraded to the college of Teachers Education since 1st April, 1988.  The intake capacity of the college reduced to 80 as per NCTE Rules.  The capacity of the college again raised from 80 to 100 from the session 2005-06.   There is sufficient infrastructure facilities, buildings, Hostel and staff quarters. The college has its practicing schools in the town.
          The College has a library consisting of more than 17000 books including reference books, encyclopedias and research materials. The college subscribes more than 10 journals per month. It has its own study room and Book Bank facilities.
          It has a well equipped laboratory for teachers and students having all facilities for Physical science, life science, humanities and Psychology education.
          The college owned a very sophisticated computer room for students having more than 15 computers. Besides, learning of students staff and in-service teachers are exposed to the learning of computer. The teachers of this institution uses computer assisted instruction when needed.
          Being upgraded to the College of Teacher Education, the college has been organising various in-service orientation programmes and workshops for teacher of the secondary schools under its jurisdiction.  The college also provides supervising assistance to the schools when needed.

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