The Department of Education has been reorganized into two separate Departments w.e.f. July 2001, i.e.Elementary & Secondary Education and Higher Education, Archives and Libraries. Presently the following Directorates are under the administrative control of the Department:
- Directorate of Higher Education
- Directorate of Archives & Libraries
- Directorate of Commerce and Management
Higher Education, Archives and Libraries Department established to provide affordable quality education which emphasis on transferring skills and ensuring conducive learning environment with a view to develop knowledge based economy. The Department constantly endeavors to promote higher education and to ensure increase intake by upgrading learning facilities and standards through introduction of market oriented courses, expansion of facilities/infrastructure, provision of better trained teaching staff/faculty and managers. In achieving these goals, the department employees 5531 teaching staff at 189 colleges catering to 164,886 enrolled students (106,198 male and 58775 female).
In 2015/16, out of total number of degree colleges 75 are female colleges. Out of 20 postgraduate colleges, 5 are female colleges. Enrollment of female students stands at 37 percent in degree colleges. Functioning through Directorate of Higher Education and Directorate of Archives and Libraries, the department is also supported by seven autonomous/semi-autonomous bodies place under HED.