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Odisha: Dept of Higher Education releases first merit list

Around 1,578 colleges enrolled for e-admission process

Sagar Mavani 


The Department of Higher of (Orissa) has announced the first merit list for the students seeking admission in junior educational institutes. A total of 1,578 colleges enrolled for the process. Now, the 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 stands at 92.67% followed by 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 & (Junior) College,

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).

How to check and download the Merit List 2017:

  • Visit the official website
  • 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 (Odisha):

The Department of Higher of (Orissa) plays a managerial and supervisory role in at universities, post-graduate, and higher secondary institutions in the state. Apart from the aforementioned roles, the department offers vocational 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.