BHUBANESWAR: Over 50,000 students took admission to different streams of 1513 junior colleges on the first day of admissions to Plus Two colleges in the State. The first phase admission which began on Saturday will continue till July 8.
This year, 3,82,761 students had applied with Common Application Forms (CAFs), of whom 3,12,102 students had been issued intimation in first selection. There are 4,41,316 seats in the 1513 junior colleges.
According to reports of Department of Higher Education (DHE), around 53,000 students took admission in all the three streams of Arts, Science and Commerce on day one against 4,41,316 seats.
The vacancy figure, as on Saturday, stood at 3,88,316.
In Arts stream, 29,737 took admission against the student strength of 2,52,054 while in Science stream the figure stood at 17,675 against the total seats of 1,42,175. In case of Commerce, the admission figure was 5,599 against the total of 47,087 seats.
In BJB Junior College here, 275 students took admission on the first day. Of the 142 intimations sent for Science stream, 98 students took admission; of 135 students called for Arts stream 114 took admission. Similarly, 75 intimations were sent out for Commerce stream and 63 students took admission.
The second merit list will be out on July 13 and admissions would be conducted between July 15 and 17.
In a notification, the department has asked the students to come prepared with original Class X certificate, mark list, transfer certificate and a passport photograph. Intimation letters had been sent to the students through their e-mail addresses and SMSes on their mobile phone numbers.
Info Through App
The mobile application ‘DHE Odisha’, which was launched by the department on June 30 to help students get information pertaining to admissions and other academics at their finger tips, has been downloaded by thousands of students.
There has been a total of 1,892 installations of the mobile application of which, 700 have registered with Money Receipt cum Index Number (MRIN). “A selected student who has registered with MRIN does not need to bring a printed copy of the intimation letter to the college where he/she has been asked to take admission”, said Mihir K Das, Officer in Charge, Performance Tracking Cell, DHE.