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Lukewarm Response to Admission at BJB

The BJB Autonomous College has received lukewarm response in Plus Three admission as far as its Physical Sciences stream is concerned. Admission to the first merit list of Plus Three completed in the college this week.

Published: 20th July 2014 09:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2014 09:43 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The BJB Autonomous College has received lukewarm response in Plus Three admission as far as its Physical Sciences stream is concerned. Admission to the first merit list of Plus Three completed in the college this week.

Against the sanctioned strength of 112 in Physical Sciences, 109 applicants were called for admission based on the first merit list. The cut-off this year has increased to 91.40 per cent (pc) against last year’s 88.20 pc.

Of these 109 applicants, only 25 took admission into the stream with 87 seats remaining vacant. Sources said the high cut-off marks and increasing interest towards professional courses are the two reasons for less number of students taking admission.

Similarly, against the total 64 seats in Biological Sciences, 61 students were called for admission and only 21 of them enrolled with 43 seats remaining vacant. The cut-off for Biological Sciences has been 88.80 pc against last year’s 84.20 pc.

Sources said the students have applied for multiple institutes like NISER, technical colleges and other professional courses simultaneously. “They must have decided to opt for technical education and other professional courses over general studies,” said Nawan Hassan, Principal of the college.

However, the college administration is hopeful that the seats will be filled up in subsequent admissions. “We did not expect that such a large number of seats would remain vacant. We are hopeful of the seats getting filled up during the second selection as the cut-off percentage will come down,” said the admissions in-charge of the college.

Last year, BJB Autonomous College was left with 81 vacant seats in Physical Sciences and 47 in Biological Sciences after the first selection. The DHE will release second selection list on July 22, admissions for which will be held between July 25 and 28. Seats will be extended to admit SC/ST students, admissions for whom will be held on July 31 and August 1.



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