Shimoga is considered to be an advanced District in so far as education is concerned. It ranks sixth in the State with 74.86% literacy. It is just preceded by Dakshina Kannada, Bangalore, Udupi, Uttarakannada and Kodagu. There are 25.14% illiterates in the District. But still there is a disparity of 15.08% between male and female literacy rate,18% disparity between rural and urban literacy rates.
District has 2291 Primary Schools, 393 High Schools, 108 Pre-University Colleges, 38 First Grade Colleges, 13 Polytechnic, 2 Technical Education Colleges (Engineering Colleges), 1 Dental College, 12 B.Ed. Colleges, 28 Teachers Training Institutes, 1 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, 16 Morarji Desai Residential Schools, 1 B.Pharma Training Institute, 1 Agriculture College, 1 Law College and Post-Graduation Centre. All these institutions are functioning for the academic progress of the district.
The administration of Primary and Secondary education falls within the purview of Zilla Panchayat. The supervision and administration control of all Primary and High Schools in the District is done by Block Education Officer at the Taluka level. The Deputy Director of Public Instruction co-ordinates and supervises the work of Block Education Officers. During the year 2008-09 there were 1,05,484 Boys and 1,00,374 Girls studying in different classes of Primary Schools. In the Secondary section (High Schools) 40,705 Boys and 40,742 Girls are studying in different classes.
SCHEMES OF THE DEPARTMENT
For details Contact :
Deputy Director of Public Instruction (D.D.P.I)
Shimoga 577 201