BHUBANESWAR: Over 40,000 seats in Plus Two colleges of the State are vacant after admission to the first merit list.
In what can be termed as more supply than demand, for 4,41,380 seats in 1,514 Plus Two colleges, 3,12,074 intimations were sent to students for admission. Of them, 2,70,384 students took admission in three streams of Arts, Science and Commerce. As per latest reports on Thursday, 41,690 seats have remained vacant after the first phase of admissions and on a whole, 1,70,996 seats are vacant in the junior colleges.
While 67,677 seats are vacant out of 2,52,118 seats in Arts, the figure is 74,759 in Science which has a total 1,42,175 seats. Of 47,087 seats in Commerce, 28,560 seats are vacant. While 1,84,441 students took admission in Arts, the number was 67,416 in case of Science and 18,527 for Commerce.
In the Capital City, seats in the leading colleges like BJB Junior College, RD Women’s College and Basic Science College have been filled up.
While the first phase of admissions concluded on Wednesday, the second merit list will be declared on July 13 and the admission would be done between July 15 and 17.