BHUBANESWAR: The School and Mass Education Department will begin admission process for Plus Two colleges in the State from May 22.
This year, both online and offline admissions will be held for Arts, Science and Commerce streams in 1,520 junior colleges with a total seat strength of 4,00,643. The students can apply online for admission through the website (www.dheodisha.in) of Department of Higher Education (DHE). While there are 2,27,790 seats in Arts stream, Science has 1,30,018 and Commerce 42,835.
The department will open 661 Student Academic Management System (SAMS) Resource Centres across the State to help students in e-admission and provide them relevant information about the process. There will be three selection lists and those who fail to take admission after third selection can go for spot admission after the SC/ST extension list is announced. While the last date of applying online is June 7, it is June 8 for manual admission. The first merit list will be published on June 13.
Meanwhile, the department will soon activate the SAMS application for android mobile phones which would come in handy for students to know admission-related information of 1,520 junior colleges.
Information about selection list, dates for form fill-up, status of application and new course will be made available on the DHE website. Besides, information on form status, seat vacancies in colleges and other key information will be uploaded to the SAMS application that has been designed by Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC). The application can be downloaded from Google Playstore.