Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, wrote letter to Smt. Smriti Zubi Irani, Minister of Human Resource Development regarding increasing number of Bachelor of Education seats of Panchayat College Bargarh.
As per the information, the college authority is demanding 100 B.Ed. seats from the coming session for the college while 50 seats have been allotted to the college. The local BJP leader and State Vice President, Shri Ashwini Kumar Sarangi has submitted a proposal letter to Sri Pradhan mentioning that opening of a BEd course at Panchayat College Bargarh for 100 seats (2 units) in the academic session 2016-17 . In the letter it is stated that, Panchayat College Bargarh is the only government college in the educationally backward district of Odisha. The economically weaker section of this area depends largely on the government run colleges for education of their children. The Panchayat College, Bargarh is the oldest institution in the district and has been catering to the needs of the aspiring students in the higher education segment.