BHUBANESWAR: There has been a marginal drop of one to three per cent in the cut-off marks in the second merit list for admission to Plus Two colleges which was released by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) on Monday.
In Science, both BJB College and Ravenshaw Junior College, the most popular choice of students, posted the highest cut-off of 90 pc and 90.33 pc respectively against first merit list percentage of 90.83.
These were followed by Basic Science & Humanities College, where the second cut-off stood at 86.83 pc against the first cut-off of 87.67 pc.
The third highest cut-off in Science stream at 85.50 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 85.33, 84 and 81.70 respectively. In the first selection, the four leading Science colleges had the cut-off per cent of 87, 85.50, 84.67 and 83.17 respectively.
In Arts stream, the highest cut-off for second selection was 75 pc at Krushna Chandra Pipili (Junior) College, Balasore, followed by 70.30 in Fakir Mohan College, 70 pc in the BJB College while it was 67.67 and 65.83 in Ravenshaw and RD Women’s College respectively. In Khallikote College, the cut-off came down to 60 pc from 60.67 in Arts.
Similarly in Commerce, the highest cut-off was 80.50 pc in Saraswati (Junior) Vidya Mandir, Ganjam followed by BJB College’s 79.50 pc and Ravenshaw’s 74.50 pc.
The Higher Education Department’s e-admission Officer in-charge Mihir Das said students who had been selected in the second phase can download their intimation letters for admission from the DHE website.
After admission to the first merit list from July 4 to 8, 1,65,779 seats have remained vacant. Of total 4,41,316 seats in 1514 Plus Two colleges, intimation letters have been sent to 47,608 students for second phase admissions. Admission to the second merit list would be done between July 15 and 17.