125 Plus 2 Science colleges in and around Bhubaneswar? The good and the bad of it.

Following is from a report in Times of India.

… In the last few years, nearly 125 private Plus-II science colleges have mushroomed in and around the city. Lured by their promise of helping students to crack the IIT entrance and other tough competitive exams, parents are ready to cough up whatever admission amount and fees they ask for.

… These completely residential colleges offer reasonably good infrastructure and a host of extra facilities like coaching for competitive exams, 24×7 teachers` guidance, Wi-Fi campus, air-conditioned classrooms, comfortable hostels and transportation services. The facilities, obviously, come at a price — these institutes charge at least 10 times more than government-run colleges.

"The reason for proliferation of self-financing colleges in the city is the lack of infrastructure, good teaching and extra facilities in government colleges. Students of state colleges have to depend on tuitions after college hours to complete their course; as a result, they don`t get much time for self-study. But in private residential colleges, they get enough time to study on their own," said Biranchi Panda, the president of Jupiter +2 Science College.

The principal of BJB Junior College, S N Mohanty, said, "New educational institutes are always welcome if their genuine purpose is to impart education. But most of these colleges are shops out to rake in profits. They are commercial establishments rather than educational institutes. Besides, there should be a law to regulate the fee structure and the profits of these colleges."

The fee for the two-year Plus-II course in self-financing, residential colleges ranges between Rs 75,000 a year to Rs 1.40 lakh a year, depending on the infrastructure and facilities. "It`s burning a hole in my pocket to pay the fees of my two daughters studying in two different residential colleges in the city. Before admission, these institutes make many promises but once the students join they realize they lack many things," said Prafulla Rout of Barbil.

Padmaja Naidu, the director of Naidu +2 Science College, said, "If you take the fee of a government college along with entrance exam coaching fees, it will be equal with the expense of studying in a private college. Parents want air-conditioned classrooms and refrigerators in hostels. And these facilities do not come for free."

However, many feel it is high time to run checks on self-financing colleges in the city. Many of these institutes are operating out of rented houses without quality teachers, laboratories, libraries and other infrastructure. Following allegations of manipulation of results at a well-known self-financing college, the government ordered a crime branch probe.

"The mushrooming of self-financing colleges is mainly due to the faulty policy of the state government. There must be checks in place at some point. The government is giving approval to colleges without properly verifying infrastructure and faculty positions. Due to this, many government colleges are suffering," said the principal of Newton +2 Science College, K C Mohanty.

R N Panda, the principal of Institute of Higher Secondary Education, said, "There are many genuine private colleges that are run by academicians although some of them are luring students with false promises. Private colleges have accountability and a healthy competition, which government institutes lack."

2 comments May 23rd, 2011

40,000 from Odisha appear in IIT JEE in 2011??

Following is an excerpt from a report on Times of India regarding increase in the number of students appearing in IIT JEE from Odisha.

The number of IIT aspirants in Orissa saw a steady rise with nearly 40,000 students appearing for the joint entrance examination ( JEE) for the country’s premier institute on Sunday, officials said.

Registrar of IIT-Bhubaneswar Bata Kishore Ray said, "The number of aspirants from Orissa has gone up in the last couple of years, especially after IIT-B started operating from the city. …

… About 30,000 aspirants appeared from the state last year, he added.

In the capital city alone, over 5,000 students appeared in 12 centres for one of the toughest competitive examinations in the country.

… Director of a city-based coaching centre Jyoti Ranjan Tripathy said good coaching facilities and number of successful students increasing every year has been motivating others to go for IIT. "In terms of coaching facilities, Bhubaneswar can be called the Kota of eastern India. Orissa has created some top rankers in IIT-JEE in the last few years and this has motivated more students."

As per a report in Economic Times, the total number of applicants for IIT JEE is 4,85,262.

Following is obtained from a Deccan Chronicle report, a TOI report and another TOI report:

  • Total: 4,85,262 out of which 1,13,942 were girl applicants.
    • SC – 47,479; ST – 19,305; OBC – 1,42,387 (TOI)
  • Madras zone (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala): about 68,500 out of which 20,546 were girls. (last year 65,650)
  • Mumbai zone: about 85,260/68,735*
  • Kanpur zone: around 80,400/63,661* (16,770 girls)
  • Guwahati zone (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya and West Bengal): about 58,700.
  • Kharagpur zone:??
  • Delhi Zone: 71,353 (16,877 girls)
  • Roorkee Zone: 16,976 girls

* Two newspapers give different numbers. 


Assuming the numbers for Odisha are correct, it is a significant development in that 8.25% of the total applicants will be from Odisha. Note that Odisha’s population is 3.47% of the total population of the country. 

Ofcourse, a more important aspect is the success in the exam, but significant increase in the applications is a good starting point. Some of the reason behind this increase are:

  • More awareness due to IIT Bhubaneswar.
  • The significant increase in the availability of coaching, including many nationally known coaching institutes opening their centers in Odisha, especially in Bhubaneswar. These include Careerpoint, FIITJEE, Narayana, Resonance and Vidya Mandir.
  • The significant increase in the number of private +2 colleges across the state, some of which have ties with coaching classes.

Now lets hope a good number from Odisha succeed in IIT JEE. Currently Hyderabad and Kota are the places with the highest number of successful candidates. Following is an excerpt from a TOI report on that.

If JEE-2010 results are pored over, the maximum number of candidates to clear the exam was from Andhra Pradesh (AP).

The state dominated the merit list. Seven of the top ten rankers were from there, the share of Kota (which is in Rajasthan) starting only after rank 15. While in 2006, 938 candidates from AP and 1,004 from Rajasthan made it to the IITs, a year later the tables had turned, with 1,384 from AP clearing JEE and 1,344 from Rajasthan. It has been a close race since. In 2009, for example, 1,862 students from AP and 1,898 from Rajasthan cleared JEE.


There are reports from other cities and states, but many have contradictory reports. Following are data from some of these reports.

3 comments April 11th, 2011

Top 20 in Plus 2 arts in 2010

Following is from http://orissaresults.nic.in/artst20.html.

ROLLNO CAND_NAME RANK_1STDI TOTAL COLL_NAME
145CA422 AMRUTA PRIYAMBADA 1 506 RAVENSHAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, CUTTACK
103MA001 DIPTI RANJAN PATI 2 505 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
145CA085 MOUSUMI DASMAHAPATRA 3 497 RAVENSHAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, CUTTACK
126NA197 SRILEKHA MISHRA 3 497 WOMEN’S COLLEGE, BARGARH
132BA162 SURMI SOREN 4 496 RAJENDRA JR COLLEGE, BOLANGIR
145CA065 SAPTAPARNA MISHRA 5 493 RAVENSHAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, CUTTACK
115BB023 DASHARATHA SUNA 6 492 BABAJI SAHU MAHAVIDYALAYA, GAJABANDHA
103LB097 GOKULANANDA MOHAPATRA 7 491 GOVT JUNIOR COLLEGE, PHULBANI
103MA002 BANAJA DAS 8 490 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
117MC120 MONALISA NAYAK 8 490 N. MAHILA MAHAVIDYALAYA, CHARICHHAK
104GA044 PRADEEP KUMAR GIRI 9 488 ANCHALIKA MAHAVIDYALAYA, HATADIHI
152CA027 AMITA DAS 9 488 SSDA COLLEGE OF ARTS & TECH, SANKHAMARI
137BA080 MANSI PRADHAN 10 486 GOVT WOMEN’S JR COLLEGE, BOLANGIR
135CC189 SWARNAPRAVA NANDA 11 485 N.C.JR COLLEGE, JAJPUR
128MA251 PRACHI PARIMITA ROUT 12 484 R.D.WOMEN’S JUNIOR COLLEGE, BBSR
125AA132 SNEHALATA SANTARA 13 482 L.N.MAHAVIDYALAYA, JAMSULI
103MA007 RITUPARNA PADHI 14 478 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
124AB075 SASMITA PARIDA 15 477 SAHEED MAHAVIDYALAYA, BARAPUR
127MC202 SANGHAMITRA MISHRA 15 477 S C S JUNIOR COLLEGE, PURI
127MC112 SUPRIYA SAHOO 16 475 S C S JUNIOR COLLEGE, PURI
145CA086 LIPSA JENA 16 475 RAVENSHAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, CUTTACK
103MA492 DIPTI PANDA 17 474 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
104KA032 NILAKANTHA BINDHANI 18 472 ANCHALIKA MAHAVIDYALAY, PURUNABARIPADA
121MA067 PRITI RANJAN MAHARANA 19 471 MAHARISHI COLL OF N LAW, BHUBANESWAR
116AA116 SMRUTI SARITA MAJHI 20 470 F.M. JUNIOR COLLEGE, BALASORE
128MA218 NEHA JHA 20 470 R.D.WOMEN’S JUNIOR COLLEGE, BBSR
103DA071 MADHUSMITA PRADHAN 20 470 ANGUL MAHILA MAHAVIDYALAYA, ANGUL

The list has 27 students. The top colleges/schools from where these students come from are:

  • Ravenshaw Jr College Cuttack (Ranks 1, 3, 5, 16)
  • BJB Junior College Bhubaneswar (Ranks 2, 8, 14, 17 )
  • Women’s College Baragarh (Rank 3)
  • Rajendra College Balangir (Rank 4)
  • Babaji Sahu College Gajabandha, Sonepur (Rank 6)
  • Govt. Junior College Phulbani (Rank 7)
  • Nigamananda Mahila Mahavidyalaya Charichhak Puri (Rank 8 )
  • Anchalika Mahavidyalaya Hatadihi Keonjhar (Rank 9)
  • SSDA College Sankhamari Cuttack (Rank 9)
  • Govt. Women’s junior College Balangir (Rank 10)
  • NC Junior College Jajpur (Rank 11)
  • RD Women’s Jr College Bhubaneswar (Rank 12, 20)
  • LN Mahavidyalaya Jamsuli Balasore (Rank 13)
  • Saheed Mahavidyalaya Barapur Bhadrak (Rank 15)
  • SCS College Puri (Rank 15, 16)
  • Anchalika Mahavidyalaya Baripada (Rank 18)
  • Maharshi Bhubaneswar (Rank 19)
  • FM Jr College Balasore (Rank 20)
  • Angul Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Rank 20)

Add comment May 19th, 2010

Top 20 in Plus 2 Commerce in 2010

Following is from http://orissaresults.nic.in/comt20.html.

ROLLNO CAND_NAME RANK_TOP20 TOTAL COLL_NAME
290CA007 BHAWANI ACHARYA 1 548 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
245CA173 ABHISHEK MOHANTY 2 539 RAVENSHAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, CUTTACK
243KA039 JYOTI SANTHALIA 3 538 RAIRANGPUR COLLEGE, RAIRANGPUR
245CC018 BINITA KARNANI 4 537 V.N.COLLEGE, JAJPUR ROAD
203NC016 DEEPAK KUMAR SINGH DEO 5 532 BELPAHAR COLLEGE, BELPAHAR
245CA010 DEBA SHREE DAS 6 529 RAVENSHAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, CUTTACK
227PA006 ANJALI CHOUDHARY 7 528 ROURKELA MUNICIPAL COLLEGE, ROURKELA
220MC097 SNEHASIS PANDA 7 528 NIMAPARA COLLEGE, NIMAPARA
203MA004 BIDHUBHUSAN SAHOO 8 525 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
257CA044 DEBASIS MISHRA 9 524 U.N.COLLEGE OF SC.& TECH., ADASPUR
216AA044 TAPAS KUMAR SEN 10 522 F.M. JUNIOR COLLEGE, BALASORE
227PA005 ASMITA PAUL 11 521 ROURKELA MUNICIPAL COLLEGE, ROURKELA
216AA036 AARTI RATHI 11 521 F.M. JUNIOR COLLEGE, BALASORE
231KA034 MANISHA RANI AGARWAL 12 520 M P C JUNIOR COLLEGE, BARIPADA
228MA128 PRATIKHYA PRIYADARSHINI 13 519 R.D.WOMEN’S JUNIOR COLLEGE, BBSR
216AA010 MAMTA SHAH 14 518 F.M. JUNIOR COLLEGE, BALASORE
203MA003 PRERONA MISHRA 14 518 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
203MA016 MADHUSMITA BADU 14 518 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
203MA069 ANANTA PRASAD SAHU 14 518 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
201HA095 SUMAN BINDU 15 517 A C & A COLLEGE, SUNABEDA
245CA192 MADHUREE SINGH 15 517 RAVENSHAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, CUTTACK
221EA026 BIJAY KUMAR SAHU 16 516 KHALLIKOTE JUNIOR COLLEGE, BERHAMPUR
243KA044 KESHAB PRASAD RAM 17 515 RAIRANGPUR COLLEGE, RAIRANGPUR
204FA056 MUNMUN JAIN 18 513 GOVT. JR COLLEGE, BHAWANIPATNA
227PA030 DIVYA MITTAL 18 513 ROURKELA MUNICIPAL COLLEGE, ROURKELA
245CA179 ANKITA RUNGTA 19 512 RAVENSHAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, CUTTACK
245CA169 EKTA MAHESWARI 19 512 RAVENSHAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, CUTTACK
235CC055 RAJNANDINI PANDA 20 511 N.C.JR COLLEGE, JAJPUR
201HA070 RANJEETA NAYAK 20 511 A C & A COLLEGE, SUNABEDA

There are 29 students in the top 20 list. The top colleges from where these students come from are:

  • KBR College Cuttack (the topper)
  • Ravenshaw Junior College Cuttack (Ranks 2, 6, 15, 19, 19)
  • Rairangpur College (Ranks 3, 17)
  • VN College, Jajpur Rd (Rank 4)
  • Belpahar College (Rank 5)
  • Rourkela Municipal College (Ranks 7, 11, 18)
  • Nimapara College (Rank 7)
  • BJB College (Ranks 8, 14, 14, 14)
  • UN College Adaspur Cuttack (Rank 9)
  • FM Junior College (Ranks 10, 11, 14)
  • MPC College Baripada (Rank 12)
  • RD Women’s College Bhubaneswar (Rank 13)
  • AC & A College Sunabeda (Rank 15, 20)
  • Khallikote College (Rank 16)
  • Govt. College Bhawanipatna (Rank 18)
  • NC College Jajpur (Rank 20)

Add comment May 19th, 2010

Top twenty in plus 2 science in 2010

Following is from http://orissaresults.nic.in/scit20.html.

ROLLNO CAND_NAME RANK_TOP20 TOTAL COLL_NAME
390CA201 KITTY JAIN 1 557 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
390CA247 NIHAR CHANDRA NAIK 2 553 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
390CA321 RAM PRASAD PARIDA 2 553 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
316AA063 TEJASWINI SAHOO 2 553 F.M. JUNIOR COLLEGE, BALASORE
303MA100 STHITA PRAJNA MISHRA 3 552 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
390CA076 ARABINDA BEHERA 4 551 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
390CA023 ADYASHA PRADHAN 4 551 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
303MA006 ANIMESH SWAIN 5 550 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
303MA576 RATNAKAR PATRA 6 549 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
303MA082 ARPITA MOHANTY 6 549 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
390CA163 DIBYA PRASANNA TRIPATHY 7 548 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
303MA019 GIRIJA SANKAR PATI 8 547 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
303MA130 KUMAR BISWA RANJAN 8 547 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
390CA145 DEBAPRIYA NALINI RANJAN 9 546 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
303MA052 SHAKTI PRASAD BADAJENA 10 544 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
390CA218 MADHUMITA MEHER 10 544 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
303MA042 ANUPAM JENA 11 543 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
303MA087 SMRITI SHIKHA PRADHAN 11 543 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
313MZ003 ABHISEK DASH 11 543 IRODOV COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
303MA184 SWATI PRIYA SAHOO 11 543 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
303MA171 SAMBIT BRATA RATH 11 543 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
390CA427 SOURAV KUMAR PATTNAIK 12 542 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
373MA066 JIJNASA MISHRA 13 541 ROYAL COLLEGE OF SC & TECH., BBSR
390CA066 ANSHUMAN BISWAL 13 541 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
303MA191 SAMBIT MOHAPATRA 13 541 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
390CA009 ABHIPSA PATTNAIK 14 540 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
390CA146 DEBASHEESH HOTA 14 540 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
303MA064 RITESH KUMAR PATRA 15 539 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
303MA127 BIJAN SARANGI 15 539 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
345CA360 ASHUTOSH SUBUDHI 15 539 RAVENSHAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, CUTTACK
387EA144 SHIVANI TRIPATHY 15 539 SARASWATI VIDYAMANDIR, NILAKANTHANAGAR
390CA055 ANAMIKA PANDEY 15 539 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
390CA221 MADHUSMITA SAHOO 16 538 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
316AA051 SAMANWAY MOHANTY 17 537 F.M. JUNIOR COLLEGE, BALASORE
347NA008 ABINASH KUMAR PUHAN 17 537 VIKASH JUNIOR COLLEGE, BARGARH
303MA169 SAUMYA RANJAN MOHANTY 18 535 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
390CA388 SUBHASHREE SOUBHAGYA RAS 18 535 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK
387EA092 NIBEDIT NAHAK 18 535 SARASWATI VIDYAMANDIR, NILAKANTHANAGAR
303MA116 SIDHARTH PATTNAIK 18 535 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
373MA072 KAMAKSHYA PRASAD PARIDA 19 534 ROYAL COLLEGE OF SC & TECH., BBSR
303MA289 SUBHAJIT MOHANTY 19 534 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
303MA524 BIJAY KUMAR SAHOO 19 534 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
303MA029 SREEJA SUBHALAGNA MOHANT 19 534 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
303MA354 ADITYA BISWADEEPAK PADHI 19 534 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
316AA020 DHANANJAY ROUT 19 534 F.M. JUNIOR COLLEGE, BALASORE
303MA073 SUBHRANSU MOHAN SATPATHY 19 534 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
372MA258 SARTHAK DASH 20 533 JUPITER +2 SCIENCE COLLEGE, BBSR
303MA479 BISWADHAR MOHANTY 20 533 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
303MA016 SATYAJIT PARIDA 20 533 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
347NA119 KISHAN KUMAR AGRAWAL 20 533 VIKASH JUNIOR COLLEGE, BARGARH
316AA072 SOURAV KUMAR KAMILA 20 533 F.M. JUNIOR COLLEGE, BALASORE
303MA170 SWAGATIKA MOHANTY 20 533 B J B JUNIOR COLLEGE, BHUBANESWAR
390CA366 SATYAJIT KANUNGO 20 533 KBR COLLEGE, PIRA BAZAR, CUTTACK

There are 53 students in the above list. The top junior colleges/schools from where these students come are:

  • 16 are from KBR College Cuttack, including the topper and 3 from the top 2 ranks
  • FM College Balasore (ranks 2, 17, 19, 19)
  • 24 are from BJB College Bhubaneswar, but none from the top 2 ranks
  • Irodov College Bhubaneswar  (rank 11)
  • Royal College Bhubaneswar (ranks 13, 19)
  • Ravenshaw Junior College Cuttack (ranks 15 )
  • Saraswati Vidya Mandir Nilakanthanagar Berhampur (rank 15, 18)
  • Vikash Junior College Baragarh (ranks 17, 19)
  • Jupiter +2 Science College (rank 19)

The performance of KBR College (Pira Bazar, Jagatpur, Cuttack) is extremely impressive. (Before today, I had not heard of it.) the performance of the older colleges, especially Ravenshaw is disappointing. Except BJB, Ravenshaw and FM, none of the other older colleges (such as Khallikote College, SCS College, GM Junior College, Govt. College Rourkela, RD Women’s college, Sailabala Women’s college etc.) are in the above list.

My guess is that there is not much teaching going on in the traditional colleges and the performance in BJB is perhaps only due to the top students going in there.

14 comments May 19th, 2010

Orissa CHSE (+2) toppers in 2009

Add comment May 28th, 2009

Top 20 ranked students in Plus two arts in 2008

Add comment June 14th, 2008

Plus two toppers (top twenty ranks) of Orissa board in 2008: Samaja

2 comments May 30th, 2008

ODM +2 Science residential school in Patia

17 comments April 21st, 2008

Narayana to start plus 2 : Samaja

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