Dept of Higher Education Odisha releases first merit list

Gayathri | Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:32 AM IST

Odisha’s Department of Higher Education (DHE) has released the first merit list for admissions to junior colleges. About four lakh seats are available in arts, science and commerce streams in 1,520 junior colleges and admissions will be done both through online and offline processes.

A total of 1,578 colleges enrolled for the e-admission process.Plus Two admission will be conducted against 4,19,641 seats sanctioned by the state government. Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar (BJB) College’s cut-off in Science stands at 92.67% followed by Commerce at 80.33% and Arts at 70.5%. These cut-offs are as per category. Other top colleges have a cut-off of 90% and above include Saraswati (Junior) Vidya Mandir, Neelakantha Nagar, Berhampur and Basic Science & Humanities (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar.

Reservation in different categories will be - 22.55% for Scheduled Tribes (ST) and 16.25% for Scheduled Caste (SC). The department will announce the second merit list on June 22, 2017 (Thursday).

The students can check the merit list by visiting DHE’s website dheodisha.gov.in.

How to check and download the Merit List 2017:

  • Visit the official website http://dheodisha.gov.in/
  • Find DHE Orissa Plus 2 Merit List 2017 and click on the same.
  • Provide your Registration number, Date of Birth, Gender and verification code and hit the Submit tab.
  • DHE Orissa Plus 2 Merit List – 2017 will be displayed on the screen. Download and save it.
  • Print it out for future use.

About Department of Higher Education (Odisha):

The Department of Higher Education of Odisha (Orissa) plays a managerial and supervisory role in education at universities, post-graduate, graduate and higher secondary institutions in the state. Apart from the aforementioned roles, the department offers vocational education in order to make the young minds ready for self-employment. It also promotes various professional courses in the public and private sector. Institutes like Naba Krushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies and Institute of Physics have been granted by the department to conduct specialised research in various areas.