No Crunch Of Seats In Plus II Colleges, Assures Minister

Bhubaneswar: School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash today ruled out the possibility of increasing seats in Plus II colleges while assuring that there will be no shortage of seats for students to take admission.

“No need to increase seats. We have enough seats available for the students who have cleared their High School Certificate exam. Last year in view of the high pass percentage seats were increased,” informed Dash while responding to a query from reporters on whether the number of seats in Plus II colleges will be increased.

The Minister said that students can apply for admissions in Plus II colleges according to the availability of seats.

“Those students who have scored the maximum marks will get admission. It is natural that there should be competition. Today is the age of competition so definitely, students would be mentally prepared for that. Those who will qualify will get admission,” he explained.

A total of 5,17,847 students have passed the High School Certificate examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha this year.

The HSC exam pass percentage this year is 90.55 which is stated to all-time high apart from last year which was 97 per cent when results were declared without holding the exam due to the Covid-19 pandemic.