Are there any UNESCO associated schools in Odisha?

I came across an article by three students from a UNESCO associated school in Chennai. Following is an excerpt:

Lila approached the village council several times with little luck until one day, Mr. Mohan, a civil servant from Tamil Nadu state, was deputed to Lila’s district. Previously, Mr. Mohan had undertaken several successful poverty reduction projects, including the creation of women’s self-help groups, provisions for micro credit, and implementation of the free midday meal scheme for students in government primary schools. Mr. Mohan transferred these experiences to Charampa. Additionally, he enlisted various non-governmental organizations to train the villagers in watershed management to ensure a sufficient water supply during the dry season and, under his supervision, the fair-price shops improved the villagers’ access to grain storage and food distribution services. Today, Lila does not suffer from a lack of rain; the stored water is sufficient for dry spells. Her family does not go to bed hungry, and all of her children go to school.

From the article it seems students in UNESCO associated schools are getting a good well-rounded education that includes social concern.

I tried to find if there are such schools in Odisha. I could locate a 2004 list. There are no schools from Odisha in it. It does list RIE Bhubaneswar and Radhanath Training College, Cutack. I hope some of the schools in Odisha will try to get into this list. The web page of the UNESCO associated school project network, referred to as ASPNet, is

1 comment February 16th, 2011

Even generous scholarships are not able to entice good students to pursue science; Only 15% of the available 10,000 INSPIRE fellowships are availed

Following is an excerpt from a report in Times of India.

Three years ago when the Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) scholarships were instituted, the ministry of science and technology had hoped that this would encourage an estimated 10,000 of the top 1% students across all boards in the country every year to take up science at the undergraduate level (not professional courses) and eventually move to research.

Since then, some 8,500 scholarships have gone abegging each year, causing serious concern among ministry officials, who are now thinking of commissioning a study to find out where the "missing" students went….

INSPIRE was designed to attract youth to study science and take up a career in research in the country instead of moving abroad or entering the burgeoning pool of professionals — of both management and science — in the country.

Explaining the calculations used to arrive at the 10,000 figure, a senior ministry official said: "We had done some research and found that the top 1% students of all boards comes to about 30,000-40,000 students. We had hoped that at least a third of these young people would enter science education in streams. But the response has been so poor that we are flummoxed. Either the programme has not received adequate publicity or there is an acute dearth of good students taking up science in the country."

It is the second possibility that the ministry is increasingly veering around to believe in given the overwhelming tendency of good students to take up commerce or economics and simply enter the management stream that is very highly paying and in which there is more "instant gratification" than a career in science where a person may take years to achieve anything substantial.

… The ministry, however, is not ready to compromise on the cut-off marks which is in the 90-91% range for a CBSE student. The second route of entry is for a student who may not have done too well in the boards but secured a high rank in the competitive examinations like JEE and AIEEE yet chooses to take up basic sciences.

As we wrote before efforts need to be made to encourage students at the high school level or even earlier to attract them to science. We had proposed science magnet schools for that. There were reports that the planning commission approved establishment of a few science magnet schools, but we have not heard much about it after that. India needs to establish 100 such science magnet schools across the country at the earliest.

1 comment February 6th, 2011

Test taking enhances learning; So regular tests given by coaching classes are good

The latest issue of the Science magazine talks about research that establishes the importance of test taking to learning. See for the abstract of that study. The New York Times article on that Science article at says it in simpler words. Following are some excerpts.

Taking a test is not just a passive mechanism for assessing how much people know, according to new research. It actually helps people learn, and it works better than a number of other studying techniques.

… But “when we use our memories by retrieving things, we change our access” to that information, Dr. Bjork said. “What we recall becomes more recallable in the future. In a sense you are practicing what you are going to need to do later.”

It may also be that the struggle involved in recalling something helps reinforce it in our brains.

Maybe that is also why students who took retrieval practice tests were less confident about how they would perform a week later.

“The struggle helps you learn, but it makes you feel like you’re not learning,” said Nate Kornell, a psychologist at Williams College. “You feel like: ‘I don’t know it that well. This is hard and I’m having trouble coming up with this information.’ ”

By contrast, he said, when rereading texts and possibly even drawing diagrams, “you say: ‘Oh, this is easier. I read this already.’ ”

… Testing, of course, is a highly charged issue in education, drawing criticism that too much promotes rote learning, swallows valuable time for learning new things and causes excessive student anxiety.

“More testing isn’t necessarily better,” said Dr. Linn, who said her work with California school districts had found that asking students to explain what they did in a science experiment rather than having them simply conduct the hands-on experiment — a version of retrieval practice testing — was beneficial. “Some tests are just not learning opportunities. We need a different kind of testing than we currently have.”

Dr. Kornell said that “even though in the short term it may seem like a waste of time,” retrieval practice appears to “make things stick in a way that may not be used in the classroom.

“It’s going to last for the rest of their schooling, and potentially for the rest of their lives.”

What the above study means is that the coaching classes of India, especially the ones that coach for IIT have it somewhat right. The regular tests they do indeed make the students learn better.

However, many of the coaching classes take up so much time that students do not participate in other scientific activities such as doing experiments. As a result many students coming out of the coaching classes do not have much idea about doing hands-on experiments. Another criticism of coaching classes is that many students just learn the problem solving patterns without really learning the basics.

January 24th, 2011

India plans a national vocational education framework by mid-2011; a seprate board (like CBSE) for vocational education

Following is an excerpt from a report in DNA.

… The government also plans to set national vocational education framework by mid-2011, Sibal said, adding "this would help school students who are unable to complete higher education or the students who are not academically bright but have other skill sets."

…"We are planning to create a separate CBSE board for vocational education. The framework in this regard would be set up by mid next year. There will be a different curriculum for vocational education where students can choose the subjects depending on their interest from cooking to automobile engineering," Sibal said at a conference in Mumbai.

The proposed vocational training will begin at the school level and will be of 10 levels. Students from Class Eight onwards will be able to take up various vocational courses, like carpentry and para-medical, along with their regular courses till Class Twelve. This programme would also help mitigate the shortage of skilled personnel in the country, Sibal said.

He said it would help empower children through imparting skills and would thereby lead to an inclusive education, which is currently the "need of the hour."

"We have to strengthen education system in the country. We are all set to achieve the critical mass by 2020. For this we have to promote vocational education," Sibal said, adding that the universities should enable a seamless transition of these students from the senior secondary level to the undergraduate level.

Sibal said that the vocational education would help empower children through imparting skills and would thereby lead to an inclusive education, which is currently the need of the hour.

Citing data that about 220 million children go to school, however only 14 million reach college, Sibal said India was far behind the developed nations, where the percentage is pegged at round 80 as against the global average of 23%.

December 5th, 2010

Several initiatives taken to improve state schools: each school to be mentored by an official; Helpline instituted 1-800-345-6722

From Dharitri:

From Samaja:

From Dharitri:

October 22nd, 2010

IISERs give ok to the concept of science magnet schools

Following is from a report in Indian Express.

The proposal to set up new specialized Navodaya Vidyalayas to be termed as ‘Science Magnet’ schools, in collaboration with top R&D institutes, got the go-ahead from the Indian Institutes of Science Education & research (IISER) on Tuesday.

At a meeting with the Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Kapil Sibal, IISER directors said that such schools would allow an integrated approach to science education from school to university level. IISER Thiruvananthapuram director has also committed to helping to provide an enabling environment to students enrolled in these Science Magnet schools. The Planning Commission is also learnt to have accorded, in principal, approval for the proposal.

These specialized Navodaya schools will only cater to students from classes IX to XII and will be set up over the next three years. The idea came up in light of the huge shortage of science graduates and post-graduates in the country and the diminishing interest in core science subjects.

Institutes like IISERs, Indian Institute of Science, National Physical Laboratory, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, Council for Science & Industrial Research (CSIR) will be approached to help these schools which will be located in close proximity to these R&D institutes.

Initially I misread and thought that the IISERs agreed to have science magnet schools in their campus. The above report just says that they agree to the concept. Related reports say that they agree to accept students with IB (International Baccalaureate) degrees. That is important because the science magnet schools may need to get away from CBSE/ICSE/state-board and have IB so as to have a flexible curriculum that allows more courses in science and mathematics. The standard CBSE/ICSE/state-board does not have that flexibility.

I guess the reason an ok from the IISERs is important is because these schools are targeted to be feeder schools to IISERs.

4 comments September 8th, 2010

Two new Central Schools for Bhubaneswar and one more for Jajpur district in Jajpur Rd

Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer.

The State capital will soon have two more Kendriya Vidalayas with approval by the Ministry of Human Resource and Kendriya Vidalaya Sangathan at Kalinga Nagar and Pokhariput.

The two schools will be known as Kalinga Nagar KV no -5 and Pokhariput no -6 from class I to V.

The Kalinga Nagar KV will temporarily function in the campus of Unit- 1X and Pohariput KV at the campus of Jagamara Nodal Primary School till the permanent buildings come up at their own sites.

The other Kendriya Vidyalayas in Bhubaneswar are:

  • KV Number 1 in Unit 9
  • KV Number 1 2nd Shift
  • KV Number 2 CRPF Campus
  • KV Number 3 Mancheswar
  • KV Number 4 Neeladri Vihar

Other KV’s in the greater Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Khurda area are:

  • KV Charbatia
  • KV Cuttack (Bidanasi)
  • KV Khurda Road

With the above mentioned two new KVs in Bhubaneswar (at Kalinganagar and Pokhariput) and two new KVs in Cuttack (Khan Nagar and Mundali) the total number of KVs in Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Khurda will be 12. (This is not counting the one in Puri.) 

Following is an excerpt from another report in Pioneer about a new KV in Jajpur Rd.

The demand for a Central School (Kendriya Vidyalaya) here has been fulfilled and the school would start within a week, said District Collector of Jajpur Pramod Chandra Mohanty at a large gathering at the Jajpur Road Town Hall on the occasion of the Local Self Government Day and the Prativa Puja celebration of the Vyasanagar Municipality on Tuesday.

Senior journalist KC Samal placed the demand for a second Central School in the district at the industrial town of Jajpur Road. The first school was opened at Jajpur Town a few days back.

Chairperson of the Vyasanagar Municipality Bandita Parida, who presided over the meeting, assured the Collector to provide an eight-room building in the Jajpur Road Stadium premises to start the proposed Central School immediately.

2 comments September 2nd, 2010

IISc Bangalore to start 4 year B.S program starting from 2011

(Thanks to Abi for the pointer.)

The web page for this program is Following are some excerpts from its main page.

The Indian Institute of Science, a leading institution of higher learning with a strong tradition of research for over a century, is opening its portals to undergraduate students by launching a four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) Programme. The programme is designed as a balanced blend of core science and interdisciplinary topics, to serve as a launching pad for research and doctoral studies in cutting-edge areas in science and technology. The graduates will also be ready for attractive career opportunities in academia and industry.

Major Disciplines offered: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Materials, Mathematics and Physics.

Students majoring in any of the above disciplines will also take courses in engineering, humanities, and inter-disciplinary areas for a well-rounded learning experience.

The inaugural batch will begin classes from August 2011 and graduate in July 2015.

Admissions will be based on national examinations such as KVPY and through other channels to be announced soon.

Eligibility: 12th Standard or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as main subject.

Applications will be accepted from January 1, 2011 till March 31, 2011.

August 19th, 2010

Mathematics faculty in institutes and universities in the Bhubaneswar area

Earlier we reported on the shortage of Math Ph.D’s in India. Slowly the Bhubaneswar area is emerging as a center for Mathematics starting from mentoring at the high school level (at IMA) to pursuing Ph.D at NISER, IIT, Utkal and Ravenshaw. There is also a good chance that one of the proposed 10 science magnet high schools will be established in this area. (The top Math center in India is Chennai which has IIT Madras, Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Chennai Mathematical Institute.) Below we list Math faculty (mostly with Ph.Ds) in institutes and universities in the Bhubaneswar area.

NISER Bhubaneswar   IIT Bhubaneswar IMA Bhubaneswar
Varadharajan Muruganandam, Associate Professor, Ph.D IIT Kanpur
1 Sabyasachi Pani, Assistant Professor, Ph.D IIT Kharagpur Swadhinananda Pattanayak, Ph.D, Director and Professor
Binod Kumar Sahoo, Assistant Professor, Ph.D ISI
2 Akshay Kumar Ojha, Assistant Professor, Ph.D Utkal
Mahendra Nath Mishra, Ph.D, Professor in Statistics
Brundaban Sahu, Assistant Professor, Ph.D Harish-Chandra Research Institute
3 Abhijit Datta Banik, Assistant Professor, Ph.D IIT Kharagpur
Shishir Kumar Sahoo, Ph.D, Registrar and Reader
Deepak K. Dalai, Assistant Professor, Ph.D ISI
4 Tarakanth Nayak, Assistant Professor, Ph.D IIT Guwahati
Seshadev Pradhan, Lecturer, Ph.D IIT Kharagpur
Kamal Lochan Patra, Assistant Professor, Ph.D IIT Kanpur
5   Sasmita Barik, Lecturer, Ph.D IIT Guwahati
Sanjay Parui, Asssitant Professor, Ph.D ISI
6   Jugal Mohapatra, Lecturer, Ph.D IIT Guwahati
Narahari Parhi, Ph.D, Visiting Professor
7   G. Das, Ph.D, Guest Faculty, formerly from Utkal University
P. C. Das, Ph.D, Visiting Professor, Formerly at IIT Kanpur
8   J. Sarangi, Ph.D, Guest Faculty
  9   A. N. Mohapatra ??, Ph.D Sambalpur
  10   Sraban Mohanty ??, Ph.D IIT Guwahati
Utkal University, Mathematics Dept.   Utkal University, Statistics Dept. Ravenshaw University, Mathematics and Statistics Departments
Salila Dutta, Ph.D, Reader & HOD 1 G. Mishra, Ph.D, Professor & HOD Swapan kumar Ghosh, Ph.D.  Reader
S. Padhy, Ph.D, Professor 2 L. N. Sahoo, Ph.D, Professor Nityananda Senapati, Ph.D. Reader
B. K. Nayak, Ph.D, Professor 3 P. K. Tripathy, Ph.D, Reader Rajani Ballav Dash, Ph.D. Reader
J. Patel, Ph.D, Professor 4 K. B. Panda, Ph.D, Reader Hadibandhu Pattanayak, Ph.D. Reader
Mrs. N. Das, Ph.D, Reader 5 R. K. Sahoo, Ph.D, Lecturer Mrs. Minakshi Dash, M.Sc. Reader
  6   Mrs. Minati Samal, M.Sc. Reader
  7   Sarat Ch. Senapati, M.Phil. Sr. Lecturer, Statistics
  8   Mrs. Swarnalata Mishra, M.Phil, Sr. Lecturer, Statistics
Others   Others Others
Rupaj K Nayak, Ph.D Utkal, Senior Lecturer at IIIT, Bhubaneswar 1 S. P. Mohanty, Ph.D. Utkal, HOD at CET Bhubaneswar.  

Related pointers from the past:

August 4th, 2010

Educational Initiatives of the Bharti Foundation

From their web page at we have the following.

BHARTI FOUNDATION, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises was established in 2000 with a vision "To help underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential". BHARTI FOUNDATION, is an organization established under the Laws of India with charitable status pursuant to a "Deed of Trust".

One of their flagship program is the Satya Bharti School program. Following is from their home page.

The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship program of Bharti Foundation. With a goal to establish 500 Primary and 50 Senior Secondary Schools, this program, aims to create a replicable, scalable and holistic model of quality education in rural India

Following are excerpts from an article in Economic Times about Satya Bharti schools.

Harpreet is one of the 30,000 students who are now studying in Mittal’s free English-medium schools in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. This is likely to increase to 50,000 in two years. The plan is to eventually build 500 primary schools and 50 secondary schools which will enroll 100,000 students by 2013.

Not only is this one of the largest such direct interventions by a business house, but Mittal also claims this is one of the largest affirmative action initiatives in the country.

“More than 21,000 of the 30,000 or 70% of the students in these schools are from SC/ST and OBC categories. The ratio is the same among the 1,100 teachers now on the foundation’s rolls,” says Mittal. “We have not gone looking for SC/ST students, but we have gone into catchments that are very poor. And, by this very design, we have got them,” Mr Mittal adds. Moreover, 47% of the students are girls.

… Most of them have been set up as an alternative to poorly-run government schools. There is a world of difference between the two. Kirthi Sharma, a head teacher of one of the foundation’s schools near Ludhiana, points out that simple things like clean drinking water, working infrastructure, clean toilets were some of the things that the 191 students in the school cherished. A replacement teacher is also sent from a nearby school or from the foundation if a teacher goes on leave, ensuring that all classes are always staffed.

Each of these schools is built according to a blueprint drawn up by Delhi-based architect Navneeth Malhotra. The Foundation invited several architects to make a pitch for the project and were given a Rs 20 lakh cost cap for a school building. Finally, Sunil and brother Rakesh Mittal handpicked Malhotra.

Each school is located in half an acre of land and has five classrooms (for standard 1-5) and a staff room. Other facilities include toilets, a vegetable garden and a playground. Every school also has an internet connection. “We send weekly updates on attendance, books, and uniforms to Delhi on email. We also download teaching manuals, instructions and sometimes even additions to the menu amongst other things,” says Anamika Kappor, head teacher in a school in Ludhiana district Punjab. The schools run on two shifts and have between 5-7 teachers whose salaries start at about Rs 4,500. The head teacher is paid about Rs 7,000. On an average, the foundation spends about Rs 12 lakh per annum to run each school.

The Bharti group’s managerial skills are quite evident in the way these schools are run. Like every group company, the Bharti Foundation has a CEO in Vijay Chadda. He quit the army in 1992, held a string of high-profile corporate jobs, including that of CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Kuoni Travel, before he took a pay cut to join the foundation in 2008.

… He has a team of 1600 employees; 1100 are teachers, while the rest are involved in logistics, training, curriculum design, and other support roles. Three state-heads oversee the functioning of about 90 schools each, and report to the headquarters in Delhi.

The centralised training wing and a team of 10 trainers prepare the curriculum and coach the teachers. Training is a 365-days-a-year operation. “There are subject specific modules happening all the time — for instance, the maths or science teachers of all schools in that district will be called to a centralised location and taught new tools and skill sets,” explains Mr Chadda.

… Though it has 236 primary schools, the Bharti Foundation is planning to set up only 25 secondary schools, that too over the next 3 years. Mittal’s plan is to have each of these 25 secondary schools absorb all the students passing out from 10 primary schools in the vicinity. He chose this hub-and-spoke model for various reasons.

Foundation executives say it is impossible to upgrade all primary schools to secondary schools. “The latter would require labs for subjects like Physics and Chemistry and teachers for such specialised areas,” Mr Chadda said. Funding the infrastructure and finding the teachers for 236 such secondary schools would be a challenge. That’s why it settled for one secondary school as a hub for students coming out of 10 primary schools.

… The Rajasthan government is undertaking joint surveys with the foundation to convert many of the existing schools to senior secondary schools. The World Bank has also shown interest, Mr Chadda added. There are other problems too like 20% attrition amongst teachers. The foundation pays only a third of the salaries when compared to a government school. “Many teachers use this as a platform to get experience before moving on,” he says. “We pay higher than other private schools in the locality, but being a charitable organisation, we cannot match government salaries,” he adds. He believes attrition will come down once the secondary schools become operational. “Primary school teachers can be promoted — this will be an incentive,” he said.

… That was when Mr Mittal decided to do it himself. He started the Bharti Foundation in 2000 with a corpus of Rs 200 crore. The dream for 500 schools that would educate 100,000 poor children was taking shape in his mind.

… Soon, the Rajasthan government offered 49 schools in the Neemrana and Ajmer blocks for adoption. It moved existing teachers to other schools and gave the foundation a clean slate. The foundation then invested Rs 5 lakh to renovate each school and hired new teachers. It was a brave move considering the political ramifications of handing over state-owned and run schools to corporates. But, like his businesses, Mittal wanted to scale up fast here too.

They have recently started a Satya Bharti School in Murshidabad West Bengal. Odisha should contact them and offer them terms similar to Rajasthan.

Bharti Foundation also has a scholarship program. Following is an excerpt about it.

The Bharti Scholarship and Mentorship Program was instituted in the year 2006-07 to enable academically bright youth from financially weak families to complete their higher education. Currently the program supports 232 scholars across the country and covers courses in management, engineering and agriculture.

… Mentorship is an integral component of the Bharti Scholarship Program. Involving senior executives from the Bharti Group of Companies, the Mentorship Program looks at providing each scholar with a mentor who can help make the right career choices, provide them with relevant exposure and guide them in decisions which will shape their future. Today, 105 senior executives from Bharti Group of Companies are involved in the mentoring program.

The scholarship form is available at An FAQ on the scholarship is available on the web. Google "Bharti foundation scholarship FAQ" to get a link to it.

July 23rd, 2010

Junior College preferences to study Plus 2 Science among students of Odisha

This is based on the cut-off data in and is only about the 169 junior colleges for which there is e-counseling. Note that there are now more than 100 private plus 2 science colleges across Odisha (with more than 50 in Bhubaneswar-Cuttack area alone) and they are not part of this list. An example is the Kalinga Bharati College that did very well in Plus 2 exams this year. In 2007 we had made a list of the new breed of private +2 science colleges at By now the number of such colleges has more than doubled.

District College


Cutoff %

Khurda Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar 91.2
Cuttack Ravenshaw (Junior) College, Cuttack 89.67
Khurda College (Junior) of Basic Science & Humanities, Bhubaneswar 87.33
Cuttack Jatiya Kabi Bira Kishore (Junior) Government College, Cuttack 85.5
Balasore Fakir Mohan (Junior) College, Balasore 85
Ganjam Khallikote (Junior) College, Berhampur 84.33
Khurda Rama Devi Women’s (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar 84
Cuttack Shailabala Women’s (Junior) College, Cuttack 83
Khurda Rajdhani (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar 82.83
Dhenkanal Dhenkanal (Junior) College, Dhenkanal 82.17
Ganjam Sashi Bhusan Rath Government Women’s (Junior) College, Berhampur 81.72
Mayurbhanj Maharaja Purna Chandra (Junior) College, Baripada 80
Balasore Upendra Nath (Junior) College, Soro 79.83
Bhadrak Bhadrak (Junior) College, Bhadrak 79.8
Puri Samanta Chandra Sekhar (Junior) College, Puri 79.67
Ganjam Binayak Acharya (Junior) College, Berhampur 79
Sundargarh Government (Junior) College, Rourkela 79
Nayagarh Nayagarh (Junior) College, Nayagarh 78.67
Khurda Maharishi (Junior) College of Natural Law, Bhubaneswar 78.5
Jajpur Narasingh Choudhury (Junior) College, Jajpur 78.33
Jagatsinghpur Swami Vivekananda Memorial (Junior) College, Jagatsinghpur 78
Angul Government (Junior) College, Angul 77.83
Cuttack Salepur (Junior) College, Salepur 77.83
Sambalpur Gangadhar Meher (Junior) College, Sambalpur 77.67
Balasore Kuntala Kumari Sabat Women’s (Junior) College, Balasore 76.17
Ganjam Science (Junior) College, Hinjilicut 75.5
Keonjhar Dharanidhar (Junior) College, Keonjhar 75
Kendrapara Kendrapara (Junior) College, Kendrapara 74.17
Khurda Kamala Nehru Women’s (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar 74
Dhenkanal Government Women’s (Junior) College, Dhenkanal 73.83
Puri Nimapada (Junior) College, Nimapada 73.17
Baragarh Dadhi Baman (Junior) College, Bhatli 73
Ganjam Government (Junior) College, Chhatrapur 72.67
Khurda Prananath (Junior) College, Khurda 71.83
Jajpur Vyasa Nagar (Junior) College, Jajpur Road 71.33
Ganjam Rama Chandra Mardaraj Science (Junior) College, Khallikote 69.33
Jagatsinghpur Adikabi Sarala Das (Junior) College, Tirtol 68.5
Bolangir Rajendra (Junior) College, Bolangir 68
Sambalpur Government Women’s (Junior) College, Sambalpur 68
Balasore Gopalpur (Junior) College, Gopalpur, Balasore 67.5
Khurda Kshetrabasi Dayananda Anglovedic (Junior) College, Nirakarpur 66.67
Mayurbhanj Rairangpur (Junior)College, Rairangpur 66.67
Kendrapara Marshaghai (Junior) College, Marshaghai 66.5
Cuttack Gopabandhu Science (Junior) College, Athagarh 66.33
Jajpur Baba Bhairabananda (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Chandikhol 66.17
Kendrapara Pattamundai (Junior) College, Pattamundai 66
Gajapati Sri Krushna Chandra Gajapati (Junior) College, Paralakhemundi 65.67
Koraput Vikram Deb (Junior) College, Jeypore 65.67
Angul Janata (Junior) College, Boinda 64.67
Khurda Sri Satya Sai (Junior) College for Women, Pokhriput 64.5
Ganjam Khemundi (Junior) College, Digapahandi 64.33
Sundargarh Ispat (Junior) College, Rourkela 64
Bhadrak Atal Bihari (Junior) College, Basudevpur 63
Baragarh Attabira (Junior) College, Attabira 61.83
Ganjam Aska Science (Junior) College, Aska 61.33
Jajpur Sadhu Goureswar (Junior) College, Kanikapada 61.17
Keonjhar Anandapur (Junior) College, Anandapur 60.83
Keonjhar Government Women’s (Junior) College, Keonjhar 60.8
Baragarh Panchayat (Junior) College, Bargarh 60.5
Kandhamal Government (Junior) College, Phulbani 60.5
Sundargarh Sushilabati Government (Junior) Women’s College, Rourkela 60.5
Rayagada Gunupur (Junior) College, Gunupur 59.67
Balasore Rural Institute of Higher Studies, Bhogarai 59.5
Puri Gop (Junior) College, Gop 59.17
Angul Athamallik (Junior) College, Athmallik 59
Dhenkanal Hindol (Junior) College, Khajuriakota 59
Angul Talcher (Junior) College, Talcher 57.5
Sambalpur Kuchinda (Junior) College, Kuchinda 57.17
Koraput D.A.V. (Junior) College, Landiguda, Koraput 57
Baragarh Larambha (Junior) College, Larambha 56.33
Mayurbhanj Laxmi Kanta (Junior) College, Bangriposi 56.33
Ganjam Tara Tarini (Junior) College, Purusottampur 56.17
Nawarangpur Pendrani (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Umerkote 56.17
Malkangiri Balimela (Junior) College of Technology, Niladrinagar 55.17
Sundargarh Rourkela (Junior) College, Rourkela 54.17
Balasore Nilagiri (Junior) College, Nilagiri 53
Puri Alarnath Dhandamulak (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Brahmagiri 50.67
Cuttack Mohan Subudhi (Junior) College, Baramba 50.17
Rayagada Rayagada (Junior) College, Rayagada 49.67
Cuttack Narasinghpur (Junior) College, Narasinghpur 49.4
Kendrapara Sailendra Narayan (Junior) College, Rajkanika 49
Mayurbhanj Seemanta (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Jharpokharia 49
Mayurbhanj Karanjia (Junior) College, Karanjia 48.83
Sundergarh Bonaigarh (Junior) College, Bonaigarh 47.17
Mayurbhanj Udala (Junior) College, Udala 45.83
Sambalpur Burla N.A.C. (Junior) College, Burla 45.83
Sonepur Sonepur (Junior) College, Sonepur 45.67
Khurda Sishu Ananta (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna 45.6
Sambalpur Trust Fund (Junior) College, Bamra 45.5
Koraput Semiliguda (Junior) College, Seimiliguda 45.33
Koraput Kotpad (Junior) College, Kotpad 45
Keonjhar Chandra Sekhar (Junior) College, Champua 44.83
Keonjhar Braja Bandhu (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Harichandanpur 44.17
Cuttack Banki (Junior) College, Banki 42.17
Nayagarh Ranapur (Junior) College, Ranpur 42
Sambalpur Netaji Subash Chandra Bose (Junior) College, Sambalpur 42
Bhadrak Biranchi Narayan Madhab Arjun (Junior) College, Paliabindha 41.83
Bhadrak Dhamnagar (Junior) College, Dhamnagar 41.83
Khurda Godavarish (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Banapur 41.5
Sundargarh Government (Junior) Science College, Kutra, Sundergarh 41.5
Puri Mangala (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Kakatpur 41
Boudh Boudh Panchayat (Junior) College, Boudh 40.67
Nayagarh Pathani Samanta (Junior) College, Khandapara 40.67
Nuapada Sinapali (Junior) College, Sinapali 39.83
Mayurbhanj Jashipur (Junior) College, Jashipur 39.67
Jharsuguda Women’s (Junior) College, Jharsuguda 39.33
Kalahandi Kesinga (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Kesinga 38.67
Puri Utkalmani Gopabandhu Smruti (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Sakhigopal 38.67
Bhadrak Chandbali (Junior) College, Chandbali 38.33
Keonjhar Tarini Thakurani (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Ghatagaon 38.33
Nayagarh Raghunath Samabaya (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Odagaon 38.17
Dhenkanal Kamakshyanagar (Junior) College, Kamakshyanagar 38
Ganjam Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja (Junior) College, Bhanjanagar 38
Bolangir D.A.V. (Junior) College, Titilagarh 37.83
Baragarh Anchal (Junior) College, Padampur 37.67
Bhadrak Agarpra (Junior) College, Agarpara 37.67
Gajapati Indira Memorial (Junior) College, Chandiput 37.5
Khurda Begunia (Junior) College, Begunia 37.33
Mayurbhanj Government (Junior) Science College, Tiringi, Mayurbhanj 37.33
Sundargarh Government (Junior) College, Sundargarh 37.33
Deograh Deogarh (Junior) College, Deogarh 37.17
Sundargarh Shrama Sakti (Junior) College, Biramitrapur 36.83
Baragarh Women’s (Junior) College, Bargarh 36.33
Kalahandi Government (Junior) College, Bhawanipatna 36.33
Puri Pipili (Junior) College, Pipili 36.17
Sundargarh Government Women’s (Junior) College, Sundargarh 36
Khurda Jatani (Junior) College, Jatani 35.67
Kandhamal Adibasi (Junior) College, Balliguda 35.33
Mayurbhanj Upendra Nath (Junior) College, Nalagaja 35.17
Nuapada Government (Junior) Science College, Nuapada 35.17
Bolangir Jawaharlal (Junior) College, Patnagarh 34.83
Jharsuguda Brajarajnagar (Junior) College, Brajarajnagar 34.83
Sonepur Shreeram (Junior) College, S. Rampur 34.33
Bolangir Panchayat Samiti (Junior) College, Belpara 33.83
Jagatsinghpur Paradeep (Junior) College, Paradeep 33.38
Jagatsinghpur Sarala (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Rahama 33.33
Kandhamal Jeevan Jyoti (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Raikia 33.33
Balasore Dinakrushna (Junior) College, Jaleswar 33.17
Nuapada National (Junior) College, Nuapada 33.17
Angul Malyagiri (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Pallahara 33
Baragarh Sohela (Junior) College, Sohela 33
Bolangir Kantabanji Vocational (Junior) College, Kantabanji 33
Gajapati Government (Junior) Science College, Jirnaga, Gajapti 33
Jajpur Sukinda (Junior) College, Sukinda 33
Jharsuguda Laxmi Narayan (Junior) College, Jharsuguda 33
Kalahandi Panchayat (Junior) College, Dharamgarh 33
Kandhamal Kalinga (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, G. Udayagiri 33
Malkangiri Government (Junior) Science College, Malkanagiri 33
Mayurbhanj Barasahi Panchayat Samiti (Junior) College, Barasahi 33
Nawarangpur Nabarangpur (Junior) College, Nawarangpur 33
Nuapada Khariar (Junior) College, Khariar 33
Rayagada Women’s (Junior) College, Rayagada 33
Sambalpur Bhim Bhoi (Junior) College, Rairakhol 33
Sonepur Birmaharajpur (Junior) College, Birmaharajpur 33
Sundargarh Dalmia (Junior) College, Jharbeda 33
Sundargarh Vesaja Patel (Junior) College, Duduka 33

The above data is consistent with anecodotal stories that I heard regarding most students from areas like Bhawanipatna going off to other places (including Raipur and Visakhapatnam) to pursue their +2 science and get coaching.

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First phase cutoff marks for 169 junior colleges across Odisha

Following is from

# District College Code College Stream GEN ST SC PH
1 Angul 01041101 Government (Junior) College, Angul Arts 48.83 33.00 44.00 42.83
Science 77.83 43.00 68.50 54.67 70.50 72.33
COM 33.00
01062101 Janata (Junior) College, Boinda Arts 38.67 33.00 33.33
Science 64.67 46.67 33.00 50.83 52.17
01072101 Athamallik (Junior) College, Athmallik Arts 43.83 38.17 39.00
Science 59.00 43.00 49.00
01082101 Malyagiri (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Pallahara Arts 38.33 33.00 34.00
Science 33.00
01112101 Talcher (Junior) College, Talcher Arts 33.00
Science 57.50 50.83 43.47
COM 34.00
2 Balasore 02012102 Gopalpur (Junior) College, Gopalpur, Balasore Arts 33.00
Science 67.50 55.00
COM 56.33 45.67 56.33
02052102 Rural Institute of Higher Studies, Bhogarai Arts 44.33 34.67 33.00
Science 59.50 56.67 55.00
COM 52.83 36.17
02062101 Dinakrushna (Junior) College, Jaleswar Arts 33.00
Science 33.17
02111101 Fakir Mohan (Junior) College, Balasore Arts 56.67 33.00 47.50 42.67 45.17 51.30
Science 85.00 69.43 77.50 65.17 77.67 71.17 81.63
COM 60.67 35.33 47.33 48.00 52.43 68.75
02111202 Kuntala Kumari Sabat Women’s (Junior) College, Balasore Arts 50.00 41.00 45.17 41.67 47.50
Science 76.17 55.50 68.00 68.29 70.33 53.20 70.30
02132101 Upendra Nath (Junior) College, Soro Arts 33.33
Science 79.83 59.00 73.33 61.50 70.50 62.83
COM 56.83 47.00 36.00 38.67 45.60 56.33
02162101 Nilagiri (Junior) College, Nilagiri Arts 33.00
Science 53.00
COM 35.17
3 Baragarh 03022101 Attabira (Junior) College, Attabira Arts 41.50 33.00 33.00
Science 61.83 42.50 42.83
03022102 Larambha (Junior) College, Larambha Arts 45.00 33.00 39.17
Science 56.33 50.00 38.00
03052101 Dadhi Baman (Junior) College, Bhatli Arts 50.17 43.33 39.83
Science 73.00 56.67 70.33
03071101 Panchayat (Junior) College, Bargarh Arts 33.00
Science 60.50 46.17 33.33
COM 33.00
03072204 Women’s (Junior) College, Bargarh Arts 42.17 35.83 33.00 40.50
Science 36.33
03132101 Anchal (Junior) College, Padampur Arts 33.00
Science 37.67
COM 39.67
03142102 Sohela (Junior) College, Sohela Arts 42.00 36.33 38.33
Science 33.00
COM 33.00
4 Bhadrak 04042101 Agarpra (Junior) College, Agarpara Arts 33.00
Science 37.67
# District College Code College Stream GEN ST SC PH
4 Bhadrak 04052101 Chandbali (Junior) College, Chandbali Arts 33.00
Science 38.33
COM 34.83
04062103 Dhamnagar (Junior) College, Dhamnagar Arts 33.00
Science 41.83
COM 33.00
04072102 Biranchi Narayan Madhab Arjun (Junior) College, Paliabindha Arts 41.67 36.67 34.00 41.67
Science 41.83
COM 33.83
04082101 Atal Bihari (Junior) College, Basudevpur Arts 33.00
Science 63.00 46.50
COM 46.00 36.00
04091101 Bhadrak (Junior) College, Bhadrak Arts 54.33 33.33 41.22 54.00 40.50 45.50
Science 79.83 46.67 71.50 60.00 70.50 69.00 66.50
COM 64.83 35.67 53.67 56.17 61.33 53.67
5 Bolangir 05071101 Government (Junior) College, Bolangir Arts 38.33 34.00
05071102 Rajendra (Junior) College, Bolangir Arts 43.33 33.00 34.33
Science 68.00 50.33 50.00 58.83
COM 57.67 42.00 48.50 37.67
05071203 Government Women’s (Junior) College, Bolangir Arts 46.00 33.00 39.50 44.50
05082101 Panchayat Samiti (Junior) College, Belpara Arts 33.00
Science 33.83
05112101 Jawaharlal (Junior) College, Patnagarh Arts 33.00
Science 34.83
05152101 D.A.V. (Junior) College, Titilagarh Arts 39.83 33.00 37.00
Science 37.83
COM 59.33 46.75 49.50
05162101 Kantabanji Vocational (Junior) College, Kantabanji Arts 33.00
Science 33.00
COM 38.50 33.00 35.00
05181201 Government Women’s (Junior) College, Titilagarh, Bolangir Arts 33.00
6 Boudh 06032101 Panchayat (Junior) College, Kantamal Arts 33.67 33.00 33.00
06042101 Boudh Panchayat (Junior) College, Boudh Arts 43.67 37.00 40.00
Science 40.67
7 Cuttack 07022101 Mohan Subudhi (Junior) College, Baramba Arts 45.17 41.17 37.83
Science 50.17
COM 47.67 43.00
07032102 Narasinghpur (Junior) College, Narasinghpur Arts 47.17 33.00 40.67 44.00
Science 49.40
COM 38.83
07052101 Gopabandhu Science (Junior) College, Athagarh Arts 40.33 38.33 33.00
Science 66.33 49.40 59.00 78.67
COM 38.33
07082101 Banki (Junior) College, Banki Arts 33.00
Science 42.17
COM 50.50
07101101 Jatiya Kabi Bira Kishore (Junior) Government College, Cuttack Arts 57.33 33.00 50.67 47.17
Science 85.50 46.00 79.17 74.67 77.90 54.67
07152102 Salepur (Junior) College, Salepur Arts 46.17 34.00 40.17
Science 77.83 62.33 70.67 64.50 72.00 73.17
  District College Code College Stream GEN ST SC PH
7 Cuttack 07152102 Salepur (Junior) College, Salepur COM 62.33 54.67 62.33
07181101 Ravenshaw (Junior) College, Cuttack Arts 59.17 33.00 50.67 41.17 49.40
Science 89.67 74.50 84.67 58.14 87.83 73.00 85.50
COM 76.17 44.29 68.17 67.17 49.00 68.40
07181202 Shailabala Women’s (Junior) College, Cuttack Arts 59.33 35.83 49.17 39.33 41.33 53.67
Science 83.00 57.50 75.29 41.67 79.80 60.83
8 Deogarh 08042101 Deogarh (Junior) College, Deogarh Arts 33.00
Science 37.17
9 Dhenkanal 09041101 Dhenkanal (Junior) College, Dhenkanal Arts 39.67 33.00 33.00 35.50
Science 82.17 48.67 74.00 40.83 77.90 66.50
COM 61.33 47.50 34.50 60.33
09041202 Government Women’s (Junior) College, Dhenkanal Arts 56.83 45.17 33.00
Science 73.83 56.67 61.50 73.83 66.17 67.00
09052101 Hindol (Junior) College, Khajuriakota Arts 35.33 34.67
Science 59.00 44.33 54.83
09112101 Kamakshyanagar (Junior) College, Kamakshyanagar Arts 33.00
Science 38.00
COM 33.00
10 Gajapati 10042101 Indira Memorial (Junior) College, Chandiput Arts 37.00 34.83 33.00
Science 37.50 33.00 36.83
10071101 Government (Junior) Science College, Jirnaga, Gajapti Science 33.00
10091101 Sri Krushna Chandra Gajapati (Junior) College, Paralakhemundi Arts 46.00 40.33 35.17 33.50
Science 65.67 47.83 37.33 53.33
COM 46.67 40.50 38.50
11 Ganjam 11022101 Khemundi (Junior) College, Digapahandi Arts 33.00
Science 64.33 52.33 35.67
11071101 Binayak Acharya (Junior) College, Berhampur Arts 43.33 33.00 37.07 42.33
Science 79.00 44.33 66.50 70.17 64.60 58.33
COM 64.50 57.83 48.67 45.83
11071102 Khallikote (Junior) College, Berhampur Arts 46.83 33.00 41.17 34.33 36.50
Science 84.33 50.00 74.67 47.00 75.33 76.50 73.50
COM 70.30 35.67 55.17 38.67 51.30 51.50
11071203 Sashi Bhusan Rath Government Women’s (Junior) College, Berhampur Arts 51.50 33.00 39.83 37.17 36.00
Science 81.72 44.17 68.67 58.00 70.83 64.00
11111201 Niranjan Government (Junior) College, Aska Arts 46.00 37.33 42.50
11112102 Aska Science (Junior) College, Aska Arts 41.17 37.33 35.83
Science 61.33 45.00 40.83 47.00 49.40
COM 38.17
11212101 Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja (Junior) College, Bhanjanagar Arts 33.00
Science 38.00
COM 33.00
11321101 Government (Junior) College, Chhatrapur Arts 44.50 35.87 37.67 36.00
Science 72.67 58.00 63.00 64.60 68.40
COM 55.50 44.67 38.83
11342101 Science (Junior) College, Hinjilicut Arts 46.67 33.67 38.83 33.67
Science 75.50 58.17 64.67 49.00 64.60
COM 59.00 34.00 51.50 53.67
11362101 Rama Chandra Mardaraj Science (Junior) College, Khallikote Arts 43.50 37.17 37.33 33.00
Science 69.33 58.17 55.67 68.83
COM 39.33
  District College Code College Stream Gen ST SC PH
11 Ganjam 11392101 Tara Tarini (Junior) College, Purusottampur Arts 47.33 39.67 42.00 35.33
Science 56.17 33.00
12 Jagatsinghpur 12052102 Sarala (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Rahama Arts 38.00 33.00
Science 33.33
COM 35.33 33.00
12082102 Adikabi Sarala Das (Junior) College, Tirtol Arts 40.33 33.00
Science 68.50 66.50 57.00 47.17 51.00
COM 46.50 33.00
12092101 Swami Vivekananda Memorial (Junior) College, Jagatsinghpur Arts 33.00
Science 78.00 73.00 67.00 71.83 72.50
COM 52.83 40.33
12102101 Paradeep (Junior) College, Paradeep Arts 33.00
Science 33.38
COM 44.17
13 Jajpur 13012101 Baba Bhairabananda (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Chandikhol Arts 33.00
Science 66.17 48.67
COM 33.17
13052102 Sadhu Goureswar (Junior) College, Kanikapada Arts 33.00
Science 61.17 43.83
COM 40.33 35.50
13102102 Sukinda (Junior) College, Sukinda Arts 33.00
Science 33.00
COM 34.00
13111101 Narasingh Choudhury (Junior) College, Jajpur Arts 50.50 34.33 38.27 33.00
Science 78.33 59.00 61.50 67.00 66.33 61.83 66.50
COM 60.83 48.50
13122101 Vyasa Nagar (Junior) College, Jajpur Road Arts 41.50 33.00 33.00
Science 71.33 45.00 45.50 57.00 61.83
COM 43.38 40.17 39.60
14 Jharsuguda 14072101 Brajarajnagar (Junior) College, Brajarajnagar Arts 33.00
Science 34.83
COM 33.00
14082101 Laxmi Narayan (Junior) College, Jharsuguda Arts 36.50 33.17 33.00
Science 33.00
COM 33.00
14082202 Women’s (Junior) College, Jharsuguda Arts 41.67 35.20 33.17
Science 39.33
COM 42.17
15 Kalahandi 15081101 Government (Junior) College, Bhawanipatna Arts 36.33 33.00 33.00
Science 36.33
COM 33.50
15081202 Government Women’s (Junior) College, Bhawanipatna Arts 33.00
15092101 Kesinga (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Kesinga Arts 33.00
Science 38.67
COM 33.00
15102101 Panchayat (Junior) College, Dharamgarh Arts 33.00
Science 33.00
15162101 Priyadarshini Indira (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Junagarh Arts 33.00
16 Kandhamal 16012101 Adibasi (Junior) College, Balliguda Arts 40.17 33.00 33.00 35.67
Science 35.33
  District College College Stream GEN ST SC PH
16 Kandhamal 16012101 Adibasi (Junior) College, Balliguda COM 49.67 37.67 37.67
16072101 Jeevan Jyoti (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Raikia Arts 33.83 33.00 33.00
Science 33.33
16102101 Kalinga (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, G. Udayagiri Arts 33.00 33.00 33.00
Science 33.00
16141101 Government (Junior) College, Phulbani Arts 37.00 33.00 33.00
Science 60.50 39.33 46.17
COM 48.17 34.93 38.50
16141202 Sanjaya Memorial Government Women’s (Junior) College, Phulbani Arts 39.17 35.00 33.83
17 Kendrapara 17062103 Marshaghai (Junior) College, Marshaghai Arts 36.67 36.50 35.67
Science 66.50 56.33 58.00 45.83
COM 52.83 41.67 41.17 42.67
17082102 Sailendra Narayan (Junior) College, Rajkanika Arts 33.50 33.50
Science 49.00 40.83 42.50
COM 35.33 33.00
17102102 Kendrapara (Junior) College, Kendrapara Arts 42.50 36.50 33.00
Science 74.17 71.17 63.50 47.17 64.67 60.80
COM 57.00 47.67 44.67 42.67 54.33
17112101 Pattamundai (Junior) College, Pattamundai Arts 38.33 33.00
Science 66.00 53.67 47.17 42.50
COM 57.00 45.50 49.00
18 Keonjhar 18042101 Anandapur (Junior) College, Anandapur Arts 33.00
Science 60.83 37.50 50.33 52.67
COM 33.50
18052102 Chandra Sekhar (Junior) College, Champua Arts 33.00
Science 44.83 33.00 40.67 65.33
18112101 Tarini Thakurani (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Ghatagaon Arts 36.50 33.00 33.50
Science 38.33
COM 34.17
18122101 Braja Bandhu (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Harichandanpur Arts 42.67 38.50 35.17 33.00
Science 44.17
COM 33.00
18171101 Dharanidhar (Junior) College, Keonjhar Arts 50.00 45.17 45.50 49.17 36.67 46.83
Science 75.00 65.17 68.33 46.33 63.67 50.00
COM 61.43 54.67 51.17 49.50 51.83
18171202 Government Women’s (Junior) College, Keonjhar Arts 45.50 42.67 39.00 37.67
Science 60.80 53.33 38.67
19 Khurda 19022101 Sishu Ananta (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Balipatna Arts 33.00
Science 45.60
COM 50.33 33.00 42.17
19051101 Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar Arts 58.33 34.00 51.17 39.00 45.60
Science 91.20 79.33 86.33 63.33 89.30 81.70 59.83
COM 80.43 52.17 71.00 61.17 74.57 64.60 79.80
19051102 Rajdhani (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar Arts 53.17 38.67 46.50 36.17 34.17
Science 82.83 63.00 75.86 72.17 75.17 70.33
19051203 Rama Devi Women’s (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar Arts 51.17 33.00 42.33 34.50 45.00
Science 84.00 64.50 77.83 68.17 74.83 80.17 68.67
COM 64.83 40.67 46.00 55.50 58.00
19052110 Maharishi (Junior) College of Natural Law, Bhubaneswar Arts 48.50 33.00 44.67 38.17 45.00
Science 78.50 47.17 66.83 63.33 74.10 62.70
  District College Code College Stream GEN ST SC PH
19 Khurda 19052110 Maharishi (Junior) College of Natural Law, Bhubaneswar COM 68.40 38.00 58.90 61.17
19052112 Sri Satya Sai (Junior) College for Women, Pokhriput Arts 37.50 33.00 33.00
Science 64.50 50.86 56.00 63.17
19052113 Kamala Nehru Women’s (Junior) College, Bhubaneswar Arts 45.83 33.00 36.33 42.83
Science 74.00 45.29 68.57 57.00
COM 59.83 49.70 41.33 55.50 66.50
19056169 College (Junior) of Basic Science & Humanities, Bhubaneswar Science 87.33 66.50 79.83 72.20 85.67 65.83
19062101 Jatani (Junior) College, Jatani Arts 33.00
Science 35.67
COM 40.00 33.17 33.00
19082101 Begunia (Junior) College, Begunia Arts 33.00
Science 37.33
19122103 Kshetrabasi Dayananda Anglovedic (Junior) College, Nirakarpur Arts 40.33 33.00 38.17
Science 66.67 39.67
COM 53.33 34.00 41.83 50.33
19142101 Godavarish (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Banapur Arts 40.50 36.33 37.00
Science 41.50
19152101 Prananath (Junior) College, Khurda Arts 37.67 33.00 33.00 33.50
Science 71.83 35.80 45.17 70.00 64.60
COM 57.33 52.50 39.75 55.67 57.00
20 Koraput 20061101 Vikram Deb (Junior) College, Jeypore Arts 41.83 33.33 34.83
Science 65.67 43.17 39.67
COM 52.67 33.00 33.00
20061202 Government (Junior) Women’s College, Jeypore Arts 37.67 33.00 33.00
20072101 Kotpad (Junior) College, Kotpad Arts 41.17 39.33 36.67
Science 45.00 38.33 36.67
20162101 Semiliguda (Junior) College, Seimiliguda Arts 38.67 36.50 34.50
Science 45.33 33.83 34.00
COM 36.33 33.00 33.50
20171101 D.A.V. (Junior) College, Landiguda, Koraput Arts 41.33 37.50 38.00 33.47
Science 57.00 33.33 42.83 34.83
COM 46.83 33.00 38.50
20171202 Government Women’s (Junior) College, Koraput Arts 33.00 33.00
21 Malkanagiri 21032101 Balimela (Junior) College of Technology, Niladrinagar Arts 33.00
Science 55.17 39.67 45.60
COM 33.00
21052101 Malkangiri (Junior) College, Malkangiri Arts 33.83 33.00 33.00
COM 33.00 33.00
21091101 Government (Junior) Science College, Malkanagiri Science 33.00
22 Mayurbhanj 22071101 Government (Junior) Science College, Tiringi, Mayurbhanj Science 37.33
22082101 Rairangpur (Junior)College, Rairangpur Arts 38.83 35.50 33.00
Science 66.67 62.67 56.00 61.50 67.00
COM 42.67 36.67 38.40 39.00 42.00
22092101 Laxmi Kanta (Junior) College, Bangriposi Arts 33.67 33.00 33.00
Science 56.33 50.17
22102101 Barasahi Panchayat Samiti (Junior) College, Barasahi Arts 33.00
Science 33.00
COM 33.00
22152101 Upendra Nath (Junior) College, Nalagaja Arts 33.00
Science 35.17
  District College Code College Stream GEN ST SC PH
22 Mayurbhanj 22152101 Upendra Nath (Junior) College, Nalagaja COM 33.00
22172101 Seemanta (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Jharpokharia Arts 33.00
Science 49.00 38.50 47.17 61.00
COM 33.67
22191101 Maharaja Purna Chandra (Junior) College, Baripada Arts 34.67 33.00 33.00
Science 80.00 73.67 72.17 75.17 49.40 72.00
COM 51.30 42.67 39.17 45.60
22242102 Udala (Junior) College, Udala Arts 33.00
Science 45.83 42.83
COM 33.00
22252101 Jashipur (Junior) College, Jashipur Arts 33.00
Science 39.67
COM 33.00
22302101 Karanjia (Junior) College, Karanjia Arts 33.00
Science 48.83 33.00 33.50
COM 33.00
23 Nawarangpur 23022101 Bhairab (Junior) College, Dabugan Arts 38.67 37.17 37.33
23052101 Nabarangpur (Junior) College, Nawarangpur Arts 40.00 37.17 37.50
Science 33.00 33.00
COM 42.93 33.00 33.83
23102101 Pendrani (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Umerkote Arts 40.33 36.83 38.50 36.63
Science 56.17 42.83 50.50
COM 35.50 33.00 33.83
24 Nayagarh 24072101 Raghunath Samabaya (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Odagaon Arts 36.33
Science 38.17
24082102 Ranapur (Junior) College, Ranpur Arts 33.00
Science 42.00
COM 38.00
24092101 Pathani Samanta (Junior) College, Khandapara Arts 43.17 33.00
Science 40.67
24102101 Nayagarh (Junior) College, Nayagarh Arts 34.50 33.00
Science 78.67 54.83 47.67 66.17 72.20 57.50
COM 52.17 36.00 43.50
25 Nuapada 25041101 Government (Junior) Science College, Nuapada Science 35.17
25042102 National (Junior) College, Nuapada Arts 38.50 33.00 33.00
Science 33.17
COM 33.00
25052101 Sinapali (Junior) College, Sinapali Arts 47.33 35.17 33.00
Science 39.83
25062101 Khariar (Junior) College, Khariar Arts 33.00
Science 33.00
COM 44.83
26 Puri 26022101 Alarnath Dhandamulak (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Brahmagiri Arts 39.83 33.00
Science 50.67
COM 48.83 40.33
26042101 Gop (Junior) College, Gop Arts 37.00 33.00
Science 59.17 49.33
26052101 Mangala (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Kakatpur Arts 33.00
Science 41.00
COM 38.00 35.83
  District College Code College Stream GEN ST SC PH
26 Puri 26112101 Utkalmani Gopabandhu Smruti (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Sakhigopal Arts 46.67 45.50 42.33 36.00
Science 38.67
COM 48.33 40.83
26132101 Nimapada (Junior) College, Nimapada Arts 33.00
Science 73.17 61.83 66.50 62.83
COM 54.17 48.83
26142101 Pipili (Junior) College, Pipili Arts 33.00
Science 36.17
COM 34.50
26151101 Samanta Chandra Sekhar (Junior) College, Puri Arts 58.83 39.83 47.67 46.63
Science 79.67 47.50 63.17 38.67 70.30 62.70
COM 72.17 45.67 53.83 51.30 58.17
26151202 Government Women’s (Junior) College, Puri Arts 52.50 33.00 41.00 46.67
27 Rayagada 27042101 Gunupur (Junior) College, Gunupur Arts 42.00 39.67 33.00 34.00
Science 59.67 39.17 33.50 68.00
27142101 Rayagada (Junior) College, Rayagada Arts 44.83 41.17 41.83 33.33
Science 49.67 33.00 34.00
COM 41.17 35.33 34.67 62.00
27142202 Women’s (Junior) College, Rayagada Arts 38.67 35.17 34.33 33.33
Science 33.00
28 Sambalpur 28012101 Trust Fund (Junior) College, Bamra Arts 41.50 39.50 34.33
Science 45.50 37.83 36.83
COM 38.50 36.00 33.67
28042101 Kuchinda (Junior) College, Kuchinda Arts 33.00
Science 57.17 39.33 49.50
COM 40.17
28072101 Bhim Bhoi (Junior) College, Rairakhol Arts 37.50 33.00 33.00
Science 33.00
28111101 Netaji Subash Chandra Bose (Junior) College, Sambalpur Arts 34.50 33.00 33.00
Science 42.00
COM 47.50 39.83
28122101 Burla N.A.C. (Junior) College, Burla Arts 38.00 33.00 34.33
Science 45.83 41.67 33.00
COM 34.17
28141101 Gangadhar Meher (Junior) College, Sambalpur Arts 43.67 34.50 38.67 34.17
Science 77.67 62.67 71.17 53.20 69.67 71.67
COM 61.43 38.50 51.83 47.50 58.00
28141202 Government Women’s (Junior) College, Sambalpur Arts 46.50 36.83 36.50
Science 68.00 45.67 55.17 58.83
29 Sonepur 29012102 Birmaharajpur (Junior) College, Birmaharajpur Arts 41.17 33.00 39.67 33.83
Science 33.00
29042102 Shreeram (Junior) College, S. Rampur Arts 37.17 34.33 33.83
Science 34.33
29082101 Sonepur (Junior) College, Sonepur Arts 33.00 33.00 33.00
Science 45.67
30 Sundargarh 30012101 Bonaigarh (Junior) College, Bonaigarh Arts 33.00
Science 47.17 41.00 49.00
30092101 Shrama Sakti (Junior) College, Biramitrapur Arts 36.50 33.83 33.00
COM 36.83 33.33 33.00
30101101 Government (Junior) College, Rourkela Arts 53.00 48.83 45.57 36.00
  District College Code College Stream GEN ST SC PH
30 Sundargarh 30101101 Government (Junior) College, Rourkela Science 79.00 69.33 68.50 53.17
COM 65.29 56.83 46.83 33.00 60.17 60.57 45.86
30101102 Rourkela (Junior) College, Rourkela Arts 36.33 33.00 33.00
COM 54.17 42.67 34.00 48.33
30101203 Sushilabati Government (Junior) Women’s College, Rourkela Arts 40.00 33.00 34.25
Science 60.50 45.17 39.17 39.50
30102109 Ispat (Junior) College, Rourkela Arts 33.00
Science 64.00 50.67 49.17 44.83
COM 40.17 33.00 36.17 53.00
30132102 Vesaja Patel (Junior) College, Duduka Arts 33.00
Science 33.00
30141101 Government (Junior) Science College, Kutra, Sundergarh Science 41.50
30142102 Dalmia (Junior) College, Jharbeda Arts 44.17 42.67 34.67 39.17
Science 33.00
COM 51.33 44.67 33.00 43.17 60.80
30211101 Government (Junior) College, Sundargarh Arts 34.50 33.00
Science 37.33
COM 34.67
30211202 Government Women’s (Junior) College, Sundargarh Arts 39.00 33.00 33.00
Science 36.00 36.00 41.00

July 20th, 2010

Comparing top 1% cut-off across various boards in India for class X (2007) and XII (2009)

The following is from which came from Table 1 of the INSPIRE application form of 2010.

Board Class 10 % ( top 1% cut off in 2007)
Class 12 % (top 1% cut off in 2009)
Andhra Pradesh 91.10 82.30
Assam 77.60 73.40
Bihar 73.20 73.40
CBSE 93.60 92.40
Chhattisgarh 82.50 85.00
Goa 85.80 81.80
Gujarat 86.40 77.80
Haryana 87.00 82.60
Himachal Pradesh 76.30 79.40
ICSE 95.60 93.30
Jammu & Kashmir 84.40 79.20
Jharkhand 78.40 67.20
Karnataka 89.60 88.00
Kerala 93.90 91.80
Madhya Pradesh 85.80 82.60
Maharashtra 80.10 83.80
Manipur 77.00 75.80
Meghalaya 70.50 70.60
Mizoram 86.60 68.20
Nagaland 68.10 73.00
Orissa 81.30 76.10
Punjab 81.30 76.70
Rajasthan 79.10 82.40
Tamil Nadu 90.40 94.50
Tripura 68.80 68.80
Uttar Pradesh 72.50 72.60
Uttarakhand 70.40 68.20
Viswa-Bharathi 93.40 95.80
West Bengal 86.60 82.20
This list is taken from the website  (2007 class X and 2009 class XII) cut off Table 1.

July 19th, 2010

INSPIRE Scholarhsip deadline is July 25 2010

Its website is Following are important links:

 Following are some excerpts from the application form.

Genesis of INSPIRE: Global competitiveness in the changing global knowledge economy calls for expansion and right-sizing of the Research and Development base of the country. Need for
special interventions for attracting youth to study of natural sciences and careers with research is recognized. Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a Programme launched by the Government of India to strengthen the National Science and Technology base. It is being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).

About INSPIRE: Programme includes three components namely Scheme for Early Attraction of
Talents for Science (SEATS), Scholarships for Higher Education (SHE) and Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC). The Scheme SHE is focused on attraction of talent to study of natural/basic sciences at the bachelor and master’s level education. SHE is currently limited to support for educational programmes at B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. and integrated master’s level course in sciences leading to MSc in any branch of natural and basic sciences namely mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, earth sciences and life sciences.

Call for Applications: Applications are invited from eligible candidates for `Scholarship for
Higher Education (SHE)’ component of INSPIRE. Total of 10,000 scholarships are available
annually under SHE starting April 2008. The scholarships are limited only to the candidates
studying courses in natural/basic sciences (B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), integrated M.Sc.) in any one of the recognized institutions in India. Eligibility criterion for the scholarships are a) performance in
board examinations within the cutoff threshold (of top 1%) for each state or central board
examination at the class X and class XII level and/or b) performance in any of the specified
competitive examinations within stipulated cut off ranks. The eligible applicant must be already
enrolled into degree level education in natural/basic sciences in any of the recognized institutions
in India.

Criteria for Eligibility for SHE:

a) Based on Performance in Board Examinations: The candidates should have obtained
aggregate marks in the top 1% in the board examination at both class X and XII levels. For
example, the candidates applying for INSPIRE Scholarship 2008 should have secured marks
within the top 1% in class X in the year 2006 and class XII in 2008 in the respective board
examinations and should have joined a degree course leading to B.Sc. or B.Sc. (Hons) or
integrated M.Sc. in natural/basic sciences in any institution in India. Cut-off marks for various
board examinations conducted in the years 2006 and 2007 for class X and corresponding year
of 2008 and 2009 for class XII are listed in Table 1. The cut-off marks of various Board
Examinations conducted in the years 2008 for Class X and 2010 for Class XII are being compiled and shall be up-loaded in Website in due course. Candidate securing top 1% marks only in class XII board examination can also submit the application form.

b) Based on Performance in Competitive Examinations (specified in Table 2).: Performance
within the top 10,000 ranks in Joint Entrance Examination of IIT, AIEEE (Engineering) and CBSE medical  and joining degree level courses in natural/basic sciences in any recognized Indian
institution. The candidate may apply with a valid document of these examinations. The scheme in its current format does not include courses in engineering, medicine, technology and other
professional courses.

c) Based on Performance in Competitive Examinations (specified in Table 3): Clearance of
competitive examinations conducted by institutions listed in Table 3 and all candidates securing
admissions and joining integrated M.Sc/ MS courses in natural/basic sciences conduced by Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), in Indian Institutes of Technology, Department of Atomic Energy – Centre for Basic Science (DAE-CBS) and University from the academic years 2008-09, 2009-10 ad 2010-11 are eligible. Institutional coverage is being done for this category. Students in this category need not to apply.

Value and Type of Support: Eligible candidates will receive annually scholarship @ total value
Rs.80,000 per candidate. The cash value payable to the SHE scholarship holder is Rs.60,000 per annum. All the SHE scholars are undertake summer time attachment to an active researcher in recognized research centers in the country. A summer time attachment fee of Rs.20,000 will be paid to the mentoring institution for undertaking summer time project.

Duration of the Support: Selected candidates will be supported for a maximum period of five
years starting 1st year course in B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons) and integrated course leading to M.S. or M.Sc. or the completion of the course, which ever is earlier. Continuation of the scholarship for once selected candidates is based on satisfactory performance of the examinations conducted and certified by the institution imparting education.

Format for Application: All interested and eligible candidates (as per Table 1 for Board
examination based eligibility or as per Table 2 or Table 3 for competitive examination based
eligibility) must apply in the prescribed format written preferable in English & Hindi only along
with attested copy of i) Mark sheets of Class X and Class XII and ii) Endorsement Certificate from Principal of the College/ Director or Registrar of the Institute or University where the applicant is presently enrolled. Candidate may please download this Advertisement and Application Format which is available at the website: www. and submit the duly filled-in application with all necessary documents. Applications should be sent by Ordinary Post only within one month from the date of this advertisement in Newspaper and shall be addressed to the Director, National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS), Dr K S Krishnan Marg , New Delhi – 110012. The envelope should mention on top “Application for INSPIRE Scholarship – 2008, 2009 and 2010” program. For online submission of application, kindly also visit the Website: The online applicants should also submit a hardcopy of the applications with all attested documents.


1 comment July 19th, 2010

Several of the new Kendriya Vidyalayas start class immediately

Following three ads are from Samaja.

Following is an excerpt from a report in Telegraph.

… two have already started functioning from the Millennium City in Cuttack.

The admission process in the two schools will commence from the current academic session, the notification for which has already been published by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).

The two schools will be operating from Munduli and Nuapatana.

The state government has allotted land for the construction of the two campuses, the work for which has already started.

Before the construction work is completed, the two schools will be operating from the CRPF campus, and from the Government Press.

“Students starting from standard I to V will be admitted now and soon the schools will be upgraded to standard X. Currently, both the schools will have 45 students each,”…

… the remaining nine schools at Kutra in Sundargarh, Bhanjanagar, Digapahandi and Aska in Ganjam, Murgabadi in Mayurbhanj, and one each at Sonepur, Deogarh, Jajpur and Nuapada will be set up soon.

Based on our bookkeeping in after the above schools are established the only two districts in Odisha that will lack a Central School will be: Kendrapada and Nayagarh.

1 comment July 19th, 2010

Seven (+ 11?) more central schools are in the offing

Update: One day after the news below Samaja also has the following news on 11 new schools.

While some newsreports have been reporting 11 more central schools are coming up (see the following report in Samaja mentions 7 more and the two lists vary. The locations mentioned in Samaja are: Bhubaneswar (2), Cuttack, Nayagarh and Rairangpur. The locations mentioned in Orissadiary are Kutra in Sundargarh district, in Cuttack city, in Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district, in Mayurbhanj town, in Sonepur, in Deogarh, in Jajpur, in Digapahandi of Ganjam District, in Aska of Ganjam district, in Nuapada, in CISF in Cuttack district.

July 13th, 2010

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