CHSE Orissa Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa

The Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa was established in accordance with the Orissa Higher Secondary Education Act 1982 having been assented to by the Governor on the 23rd October 1982 to regulate, Control and develop Higher Secondary Education in the State of Orissa.The administrative function of the Council commenced from 7th September 1982 in a rented building at Goutam Nagar, Bhubaneswar. In course of time the Council has constructed its own administrative building over Plot No. C-2, Samantapur, Bhubaneswar and functioning in its own building since 2nd January 1996. The name of the campus is Christened as "PRAJNAPITHA".

Constitution of the Council
  • Ex-Officio Members
  • Members to be nominated by Government
  • Elected Members
Organisational Structure of the Council
  1. Chairman
  2. Vice Chairman
  3. Secretary
  4. Administrative Officer
  5. Deputy Secretary (Head Office)
  6. Deputy Secretary ( 3 Zone Officers)
  7. Programme coordinator (NSS)
  8. Controller of Examination
  9. Finance Officer
Committees of the Council

Academic Committee - Academic Committee is a statutory committee of the Council who advises the Council on all academic matters such as planning of education, determination of policy regarding reorientation programme and introduction of diversified courses, expansion of educational facilities and coordination of studies.

Executive Committee - Management of the administration of the Committee executives and their duties.

Recognition Committee - Recognition Committee is a statutory Committee of the Council having powers to scrutinise applications for grant of affiliation and competent to make recommendation to the Council concerning grant and withdrawal of affiliation recommend rules for recognition and affiliation of institution. The following persons were the member of the Recognition Committee during the period under report.

Examination Committee - The Examination Committee is a statutory Committee of the Council having all powers to control the examinations conducted by the Council. It has all powers to appoint examiner, paper-setter, moderators of questions papers, lay down instructions to be issued to all concerned with the examination, select centres for examination, consider cases of malpractice and award punishment, declare the result of the examinations and take all steps for efficient management of the examination.

Finance Committee - Finance Committee is a statutory Committee of the Council and its main function is to prepare Annual and Revised budget estimate of the Council, make recommendation to the Executive Committee on all matters relating to the Finance of the Council and make rules to regulate the accounting procedure to be followed by the Council.

Syllabus Committee - It's function is to constitute a competent Syllabus, to frame syllabi for subjects of instruction, to recommend suitable books as text-books in conformity with the syllabi, to recommend names of persons suitable for appointment as paper setters and examine their respective subjects.

Council Wings
  • Administrative Wing - Administration in any organisation has an important role to play, particularly when of a state level organisation regulating Higher Secondary Education spreading over more than 1000 institutions, this becomes a challenge to serve better all the times.
  • Examination Wing - This Council was vested with power in 1982 to conduct Higher Secondary Examination through out the State of Orissa. The first Higher Secondary Examination was conducted in 1985 in which 272 institutions had presented 32000 candidates. All the process involved in examination were being made manually. Gradually the number of candidates increased with an increase in the number of affiliated institutions. In order to ensure correct and timely completion of continuous process of examination the Council decided to go for computerisation of examination process from 1986. Since then our pre & post examination work is going on in a very systematic and well organised manner. Our effort through the following staff structure are going on for improvement.
  • Academic Wing - The major task of this Wing is to develop different courses keeping the National Education policy and direction of the Academic Committee in mind.
  • Finance Wing - The main object of our finance wing is to ensure flow to income and expenditure in a systematized and planned manner.
Zonal Offices - In order to cater to the need of people living in far distant places from the head office of the Council at Bhubaneswar three zonal offices of the Council are functioning at Berhampur,Baripada & Sambalpur. All the zonal offices of the Council are now running in rented building. However all the steps have been taken to purchase/construct building for the three zonal offices.

The zonal offices cover the following districts as mentioned against each.
  • Baripada Zone - Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj
  • Berhampur Zone - Ganjam, Gajapati, Boudh, Phulbani, Nawargangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri & Rayagada
  • Sambalpur Zone - Sambalpur, Bargarh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bolangir, Subarnapur
Powers and Functions of the council

1.  To prescribe courses of instruction for recognised institution in such branches of Higher Secondary Education as it may think fit.

2.  To take steps to co-ordinate Higher Secondary Education with University Education on the one side and Secondary Education on the other.

3.  To make regulations for the purpose of prescribing and recommending any book as a text or a hand book or to undertake compilation and publication of such book.

4.  To make regulations for imposing penalties for acts of misconduct of students, teachers, examiners, examinees, printers of Text-Books or question papers or persons connected with the examination of the Council.

5.  To conduct examinations based on such courses as may be prescribed;

6.  To admit candidates to its examinations in accordance with the regulations

7.  To publish the results of its examinations.

8.  To grant diplomas and certificates to successful candidates.

9.  To establish, control, regulate or administer any Junior College or any Higher secondary School subject to the approval of the Government.

10. To bring about practical co-ordination between State owned Industrial Institutes, Factories or Workshops or vocational Institute, Agricultural Farms, Animal Husbandry Centres or Pisciculture Institutes and the Higher Secondary Schools or Junior Colleges providing for vocational courses by way of providing adequate and systematic practical training which will be commendatory to the theoretical instruction at the schools or colleges.

11. To call for reports from the Directorate of Public Instruction on the conditions of the recognised institutions or of institutions, applying for recognition and to direct inspection of such institutions;

12. To recognise institutions for the purpose of admitting them to the privileges of the Council including examinations conducted by it;

13. To lay down the qualifications of teachers required to teach the subjects included in the courses of study in different branches of Higher Secondary Education, the workload of such teachers and the number of working days in an academic year and other matters incidental thereto.

14. To adopt measures to promote the intellectual, physical, moral and social welfare of the students of the recognised institutions and to supervise and control the condition of their residence, health and discipline.

15. To institute and award scholarships, medals and prizes according to a scheme or schemes framed by the Council;

16. To demand and receive such fees as may be prescribed;

17. To administer funds placed at its disposal for the purposes for which they are intended or generated for the purposes of the Council.

18. To submit annual accounts and balance-sheet together with the annual report of the Council to the Government and publish the audited accounts and balance sheet in the Gazette.

19. To submit to Government its views on any matter with which it is concerned;

20. To take measures to provide para military education, opportunities to organise social services and such other activities as the Council considers necessary to inculcate in the minds of the students enrolled in recognised institutions a high sense of citizenship and to train and prepare them to discharge their civic obligations effectively;

21. To furnish to Government such reports and returns and statements as may be prescribed by regulations and such other information relating to any matter under the control of the Council as the Government may require;

22. To maintain a library of its own;

23. To have an Information Cell for dissemination of Information about the activities of the Council, employment opportunities of different vocations and fields in higher general and professional studies;

24. To acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable; for the purposes of the Council and enter into agreements therefore;

25. To maintain register of teachers and register of students admitted to the Higher Secondary courses.
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