Vacancies force govt to seek fresh applications for Plus III
BHUBANESWAR, 1st Auguest 2012: The department of higher education has invited fresh applications for admission into Plus III courses following large-scale vacancies in degree colleges across the state. "Around 40,000 seats in degree colleges are vacant. So we had to invite fresh applications to fill up the vacancies," a senior officer said.
The new dates for submission of manual common application forms is August 8. The merit list based on marks secured in the last qualifying examination will be drawn up by colleges for the remaining seats and declared on August 14. Admissions will take place between August 21 and 23.
"The fresh applications have been from students, who have recently passed in the instant examinations conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE). We also have to give another chance to students who could not apply online during the normal admission period and to those who did not get any seat during online admission or got selected but could not take admission because there are huge vacancies in colleges," said higher education secretary Aparajita Sarangi.
Official sources said there are 142,150 seats in 671 degree colleges of the state. For admission in Plus III courses, a total of 218,857 students applied online out of which 178,017 common application forms were submitted at nodal centres. Of them 102,466 students took admission through the first selection list and around 2,133 students took admission through the ST/SC extension selection.