The Department of Higher Education will conduct spot admission for 36,447 vacant seats in Degree colleges on Monday.
The students who were selected during the first and second selection, but could not take admission due to various reasons and the students who were not selected in either first or second selections are eligible for admission to balance seats, stated a notification by the department. Colleges will shortlist the students for admission on the basis of merit.
As on Saturday, 10,596 seats were vacant in Arts, 3,483 in Commerce, 2,096 in Physical Science and 9,209 in Biological Science. After the first and second selections, the department has extended around 4,710 seats for SC and ST students.
The State has 692 Plus Three colleges with 1,49,423 seats out of which 36,447 seats are lying vacant till date. With many Degree colleges in rural areas of districts like Balasore, Cuttack, Malkangiri and Jagatsinghpur registering less enrolment, the department has decided to ask authorities concerned to find out the reasons.
“We will study the reasons why so many seats remained vacant in certain colleges and based on the findings by the respective Regional Directors of Education, explanations will be sought from these colleges,” said Secretary of the department Gagan Dhal. Last year, 676 colleges had taken part in e-admission and 10,374 seats had remained vacant.
While the second selection admission was done away with last year, the department had to conduct fresh round of admissions even after spot admission to fill up the vacant seats. As a result, the academic session for degree students began on August 1.