Odisha government has preponed the Plus Two admission process by around 10 days following early publication of matriculation result.
Admissions into Plus Two classes for the academic session 2013-14 will commence on May 27, 2 days after the earlier announced date of May 25. There will be both online and offline application forms this year.
The last date of application will be June 12 for online and offline applicants against the earlier announced dates of June 9 for online and June 10 for offline.
In a fresh change, the department of higher education has decided to reintroduce the provision of second selection.
For the past two years, the second selection had been done away with, as it was considered time-consuming. It was made mandatory for those selected to take admission after the first selection.
While the first selection list will be published on June 8, admissions will be held between June 14 and June 18. The department of higher education had earlier announced to conduct admissions between June 25 and June 27. Classes will begin on July 20 compared to the earlier fixed date of July 19.
“Since the matriculation result was published earlier, we brought forward the date,” said Mihir Das, nodal officer for college admissions.
The online common application forms will be available on the higher education department website www.dheorissa.in from May 15. Similarly, students can collect offline common application form from the nearest SAMS resource centre college, the list of which is available on the departments website.
There are 1,350 Plus II colleges in the state having total intake capacity of four lakh students in arts, science and commerce streams. Around 4.5 lakh students passed the matriculation examination this year. The government has decided to distribute leaflets to students guiding them about the admission procedure when they go to schools to collect their matriculation marks and school leaving certificates.
To avoid errors during online applications, the government has decided to integrate the matriculation results with the applications. As a result, students won’t need to fill up their marks manually; once they fill up their roll numbers, the applications will automatically import their marks.