Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar was established in 1961by Government of India. It is constituent unit of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi.
The RIE, Bhubaneswar is equipped with all infrastructure facilities including Computer Application Centre and Video-conferencing Hall. The Institute offers innovative Pre-service Professional Training Programmes to prepare School Teachers and Teacher Educators of Elementary Training Institutes. The Institute is actively engaged in In-service Teacher Education Programmes catering to the needs of Eastern states and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It also provides expertise for programmes organized by the states under its jurisdiction and other educational agencies like SCERTs, DIETs, SIEMAT, DPEP, SSA. The Institute is also engaged in Research and Developmental activities in different areas of school education.