Four polytechnics will be set up in Malkangiri, Boudh, Gajapati and Sambalpur district of Orissa . Considering the need for technical education in the state, the centre has approved the proposal to set up four polytechnics.
The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has chalked out plan to establish diploma engineering institutions in Orissa. The cost of each polytechnic institute is around Rs 12 crore and the MHRD has already released Rs. 8 crore towards its first installment. There are only 13 government and seven private polytechnics in the state.