Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 8:
Preparations are underway for online and offline admission in the Plus Two streams in Odisha with the Higher Education department likely to announce the date of application in the last week of May.
However, the department has asked the students to select their preferred colleges on the basis of the cutoff marks in these colleges last year.
The students can apply online for admission in Arts, Science and Commerce through the website of the Higher Education department www.dheodisha.in
Besides, they can also go for offline application. They will be allowed to apply within 15 days from the date of notification.
To assist the students and provide them relevant information, a total of 522 Student Academic Management System (SAMS) Resource Centres would be opened in the state.
There are a total of 3,51,536 seats in 1467 Plus Two colleges in Odisha. However, considering the large number of students passing this year’s annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations, the state government has planned to increase the number of Plus Two seats.
“Last year, we had announced the date of application for Plus Two streams on May 26. This year too, we are going to announce it in the last week of May. We will give students 15 days from the date of notification to apply,” said Prof Basudev Chhatoi, chairman of Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE).
Referring to the number of students applying for admission, he said as the percentage of HSC results this year has gone up, there will be a rise in the cutoff marks for admission in Plus Two streams. Obviously there will be more students applying for admission.
“We will decide on the cut-off marks in proportion to the number applicants,” he added.
Prof Chhatoi said before applying for admission, the students should know the cut-off marks of the colleges last year so that they will apply on the basis of the marks they have secured.
Mentioned below are the cutoff marks of some of the leading Plus Two Junior colleges in the state last year.
BJB Junior College: Science: 91.83, Commerce: 79.8, Arts: 67.67
Ravenshaw Junior College: Science: 91.20, Commerce: 76.50, Arts: 67.17
RD Women’s Junior College: Science: 83.50, Commerce: 68.17, Arts: 62.17
Khallikote Junior College: Science: 86.17, Commerce: 72.17, Arts: 59.33
FM Junior College: Science: 83.50, Commerce: 62, Arts: 65.83
Bikram Dev Junior College: Science: 74.67, Commerce: 68.83, Arts: 59.17
GM Junior College: Science: 80, Commerce: 64.17, Arts: 54.33