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Plan to increase seats in Odisha govt colleges to tackle admission rush


Bhubaneswar, June 28:

While the admission for junior and degree colleges is under way, the Odisha government is planning to enhance the seat capacity and introduce new courses in various government colleges to accommodate more number of students, who are awaiting admission into these colleges.

Odisha Govt LogoThe Higher Education department has asked all the Principals of government colleges to come up with proposals for increasing their seat capacity and introducing new streams/subjects with the existing infrastructure.

Very often, it is observed that more number of applications are received by the college authorities for admission into different streams/subjects over and above the sanctioned seats. As a result, the principals face serious problems in absorbing all the applicants who have marks below the cut-off level.

Apart from this, the students also face difficulties in availing their desired honours and other subjects due to limited number of seats.

“To overcome these difficulties and to extend more facilities to the students, the government has decided to open new streams/ subjects and to enhance the number of seats in honours and other subjects, wherever required,  with the existing infrastructure and staff. As such, you are requested to submit relevant proposals for the purpose with proper justification,” said a letter of directorate of higher education to the college principals asking them to send their proposal immediately.

While the list of first cut-off marks for Plus Two will be declared on July 2, the filing of application for degree courses is continuing at the moment.

There are a total of 3,37,530 seats available in 1430 government and private Plus Two colleges in the state for which 5,22,420 students have applied both online and offline.