Children in the age group of 3 – 18 years for Education pre-primary, primary, middle and Secondary & Sr. Sec. stage.
Children in the age group of 19-25 years for Education at Graduate & Post Graduate level including professional courses
To impart Education at Pre-Primary level in Govt. Model Schools at Pre-Nursery & Nursery Level.
To impart Education at Primary Level in Govt. Schools from Class Ist to Vth and Middle level in classes VIth to VIIIth
To impart Education at Secondary stage i.e. Class IXth & Xth
To impart Education at Sr. Sec. Stage (10+1 and 10+2).
To impart Education at Graduation & Post Graduation level
To impart training in Teacher Education (Nursery, Elementary & Secondary)
To impart training in professional courses in the area of Home Science
To impart training for teaching of English
To impart training in Computer Education to the students of different level
To impart Education to the students / Adults who cannot be enrolled in regular School system / timings
3. Educational Institutions
110 Govt. schools for the students of Pre-Primary to Sr. Secondary level.
Private Recognized Schools also impart education to the students from Pre-Primary to Sr. Secondary level.
Four Govt. Arts & Seven Private aided colleges in UT, Chandigarh for Graduate and Post Graduate classes which run BCA / F.E., BBA, BA, B.Sc., B.Com., M.Com., MA Music (I & V), MA Dance, MA (Eco.) & Pub. Admn. courses.
One Govt. Home Science college in Sec.10, Chandigarh Offeres B.Sc. & M.Sc. in the field of Home Science, Food & Nutrition and clothing & Textiles and its allied branches.
One Govt. College of Education, Sec.20, Chd. Offeres teachers Training to students of B.Ed. course.
One Regional Institute of English, Sec.32, Chd. imparts In-service training to the teachers of UT and Neighbours states for improvement in teaching of English.
One State Council of Education Research & Technology, Sec.32, Chd. holds workshops / seminars and imparts training to the Inservice Teachers. It also runs Elementary Teacher Training course for elementary teachers training with capacity of 100 seats.
There are State Libraries in Sec.17 & 34 of the city to develop the Reading Habit among students and general public.
188 Special Training Centres under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan have been setup in UT, Chandigarh to provide education to the children who cannot be enrolled in regular school systems.
One State Yoga Health Organization, Sec.23, Chandigarh exists for providing Yoga exercises to Public for their good health.
4. Quality Education
To impart quality Education only the trained teachers are appointed in different Govt. Schools having qualifications as laid down by NCTE.
To ensure quality education at College level all the teachers are appointed as per guidelines prescribed by UGC.
Steps have been taken for maintaining the pupil teacher ratio in Govt. schools around 1:40 .
Computer education is being provided in Govt. Schools.
5. Welfare Schemes for Different Group of Students
Mid-Day-Meal is provided to students of classes I to VIII in Govt., Govt. Aided schools and Special Training Centres in UT, Chandigarh.
Different kind of Incentives and Scholarship for students at different levels.
Preparing students of XI & XII (Science group) for competitive examination for entrance to Medical and Engineering Courses
6. Management Structure
Education Department is headed by Education Secretary. All the policy matter are decided at the level of Education Secretary.
For the proper control & administration, separate Head of Department viz Director Public Instruction (Colleges) & Director Public Instruction (School) look after College Education and School Education respectively.
To redress Public grievances, Director Public Instruction (Colleges) is assisted by Registrar Education (Colleges), whereas Director Public Instruction (School) is assisted by Registrar Education (Schools), Dy. Directors & Asstt. Directors & District Education Officer, UT, Chandigarh.
District Education Officer is directly responsible for the supervision of Schools which are headed by Principals / Headmasters.
For any complaint / grievances the following officer may be contacted :-