BHUBANESWAR: There has been a marginal rise in the cut-off percentage for the first merit of admissions to Plus Two colleges, which was released by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) on Wednesday.
In Science, both the BJB College and Ravenshaw Junior College, the most popular choice of students, posted the highest cut-off of 90.83 pc against last academic session’s 89.33 and 90 pc respectively. This was followed by Basic Science & Humanities College, where the first cut-off remained static at 87.67 pc against last year’s 87.4. The third highest cut-off in Science stream at 87 pc was posted by Khallikote (Junior) College in Berhampur and the percentage at Fakir Mohan (Junior) College, Balasore, RD Women’s College and Stewart Science College was 85.50, 84.67 and 83.17 respectively. Last year, these four leading Science colleges had the cut-off pc of 84, 82.17, 81.70 and 81.7 respectively.
In the Arts stream, the highest cut-off was again in the BJB College at 70.5 while it was 70.67 in Fakir Mohan College, 69.50 in both Ravenshaw and RD Women’s College. In Khallikote College, the cut-off jumped from last year’s 58 pc to 60.67 pc in Arts.
Similarly in Commerce, the highest cut-off was 79.83 pc at BJB College followed by Ravenshaw’s 76.33 and Khallikote College’s 70.50 pc. GM College posted a cut-off of 67.50 pc in the stream.
The Higher Education Department’s e-admission Officer In-charge Mihir Das said students, who had been selected in the first phase, can download their intimation letters for admission from the DHE website. Of the total 4,41,316 seats in 1,513 Plus Two colleges, intimation letters have been sent to 3,12,102 students for admission.
Students who have made it to the first merit list are bound to take admission in the respective colleges failing which, they will be debarred from admission in any other colleges in the ensuing academic session. Admission to the first merit list would be held from July 4 to 8. The second merit list will be out on July 13 and the admission would be done between July 15 and 17.