Bhubaneswar: Taking action against the educational institutions offering Plus Two courses, the School & Mass Education department decided to shut four colleges and put restriction on 23 colleges from admission in 2018-19 academic session for not developing infrastructure.
The move came for the first time after the Plus Two colleges came under School & Mass Education department from the Higher Education department.
As per the decision, the department authorities have taken action against total 27 colleges this academic session. While four Plus Two colleges will be closed, 23 other colleges will be exempted from conducting admission.
The students have been asked not to go for admission in those colleges enlisted for closure and the restricted from admission process that began from June 1.
According to reports, the self financing Rotary college in Bargarh district, Om Herambalaya Residential College at Berhampur in Ganjam district, Shree Valley College in Rourkela and Deogarh Women’s College in Deogarh district have been closed in the academic session.
The colleges that have been restricted from conducting admission included Bidyabharati Residential College in Angul, RJSMS, Shastri Institute of Science & Technology, Satya Sai Science College and Regional Institute of Science & Technology in Balasore district, Saraswato Sishu Bidya Gyan Mandir in Balangir district, Shakti College in Cuttack, Rengalbeda Regional Panchayat College in Deogarh, Krishna International College of Science & Commerce, Ambedkar College and Pratibha Residential College in Berhampur, KBK Times Academy in Kalahandi district, Rama Devi College in Kendrapara, Subash Science College and Nano Science College in Khordha, Sarala Science Residential College and Mangala Residential College in Puri district, Swami Vivekananda Residential College in Rayagada district, Charmal College and Shree Arovinda Institute of Integral Education and Research in Sambalpur district, Kalinga College and Maa Mekkani Women’s College in Sonepur district and Savitri Gopal Panchayat College in Sundergarh district.
Sources said that the admission will be conducted in more than 1500 Plus Two colleges in 2018-19 academic session, out of which 435 are self financing colleges.
However, 56 colleges have been given permission on specific condition to proceed for admission this academic session. Twelve colleges have asked for permission for infrastructure development. The authorities have permitted to two colleges to shift their campus.
Earlier, Odisha government closed 82 colleges by 2016-17 academic session.