BHUBANESWAR: With a large number of seats remaining vacant in both junior and degree colleges for 2014-15 academic session, the Higher Education Department has decided to fill them through fresh admission.
This phase of admission, though, will be conducted only through offline and fresh Common Application Forms (CAFs) should be submitted at the colleges. Students can download the CAFs from the department’s website. The applicants who were not allotted seat during online admission and vacant seat admission besides those who were selected but could not take admission due to various reasons are eligible to apply. Even those who have already taken admission in normal admission and vacant seat admission phases but want to switch their colleges can apply.
In case of junior colleges, the CAFs can be submitted at the college where the student wants to take admission by August 23 and the same can be done for degree colleges between August 12 and 23.
As per the guidelines, the respective colleges shall prepare the merit list on the basis of the marks secured in the qualifying examination, publish the merit list on the college notice board and intimate the students for admission. Merit list for both Plus Two and Plus Three will be published by colleges on August 26 and admission as per the merit list will be done between September 1 and 4. At present, 70,629 seats are vacant in junior colleges and 16,836 seats in degree colleges. There are a total 3,37,524 seats in 1,431 junior colleges and 1,51,856 seats in 705 degree colleges in the State.