Archive for May, 2010

VSSUT Burla (Sambalpur) benefits from being a unitary university: able to declare results in 17 days

Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer.

The Vir Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) declared the results of all its semesters for the year 2010 on Sunday, just 17 days after completion of the examinations, claimed to be the quickest time for any technical university across the country. The results are also available on www.vssut.ac.in, the university’s website.

Vice-Chancellor Deba Kumar Tripathy thanked all the teachers for their sincere efforts in making this feasible and said this would help the students, especially the final year students, continue their future plans and pursue higher studies.

It is a matter of pride for the teachers and the students of the VSSUT since the Vice-Chancellor, who also was the Odisha-JEE chairman for this year, proved the worth of the Unitary University status given to this college in the recent past and also stood up to its expectations of conducting the JEE as well its own exams as smoothly as it could have been, admitted the students. It is a fact that the VSSUT conducted its all end-semester exams and published its results before the BPUT exams.

13 comments May 31st, 2010

Odisha’s second flying training institute being explored in Rangeilunda near Berhampur

Following is an excerpt from a PTI report.

Plans are afoot to develop Orissa’s second flying training institute at Rangeilunda airstrip near here.

The ministry of Civil Aviation wants to use Rangeilunda airstrip as a flying training institute. Binodini Devi, a senior captain from the ministry, visited the airstrip recently and discussed the project with engineers of the works department here, Ganjam district collector V K Pandian said.

… A senior pilot of the ministry also visited the site last week and asked the works engineer to develop it as a Visual Flight Rule (VFR) airstrip and to provide at least two rooms to conduct the pilot training institute.

"We have agreed to provide all necessary infrastructure facilities to the ministry to use Rangeilunda airstrip as a flying training institute," K Pandian said.

3 comments May 30th, 2010

Tender invitation (again) for construction of hospital complex for the six new AIIMS like institutions

Update: The press release corresponding to the ad below is now available at http://www.mohfw.nic.in/31Press%20relaease.doc. It does not have any additional info though.


The advertisement below appeared in various newspapers today. Although the ad mentions that more details are in the http://www.mohfw.nic.in/ site, nothing is there yet. (It may take a few days for more details to appear there.)

A similar tender invitation was issued in November 2009. See http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/3610 and http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/3408. Earlier in May 2008, tenders were floated for the housing complex. See http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/1121.  (Even older links related to tenders for the AIIMS-like institution in Bhubaneswar are at http://www.orissalinks.com/?p=970.)

The PIB release http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=59071 (see also http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/3962)  gives the status of the construction of residential complex until March 2010.

May 30th, 2010

Odisha signs MOUs with 8 companies for Industrial Training Centers (ITCs)

Following is an excerpt from a report in sify.com.

To bridge the gap between the available skilled manpower and demand from the upcoming industries, the Orissa government today signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with eight mega industries for setting up quality Industrial Training Centres (ITCs) in the state.

… The companies which inked the agreement with the government are Orissa Power Generation Corporation (Hemagiri), Tata Power Ltd (Banki), Emami Paper Mills (Balgopalpur), RSB Metaltech (P) Ltd (Kalyansinghpur), Surrendra Mining Industries Ltd (Bonei), Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd (Teleibani), Uttam Utkal Steels (Jhumpura), Ind-Barath Energy (Utkal) Ltd (Lakhanpur).

Though twenty seven industries and public sector undertakings had evinced interest to set up ITCs in the state, eight have signed the MoU in the first phase.

The remaining industries are expected to sign MoUs with the state government in phases.

As per the MoU, the government would identify and transfer the land required for setting up the ITCs. The sponsoring companies would have to develop the required infrastructure in those centres as per the norms of National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT). However, the mega industries would have to pay for the land whether it is government or private land.

… the admission to the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), polytechnics and degree engineering colleges has increased from 30,000 to 1.2 lakh per annum in the last decade.

1 comment May 25th, 2010

Expert visit dates of proposed new AICTE colleges and programs in Odisha (as of 28th May 2010)

The following is from http://www.aicte-india.org/downloads/expertsch/Expert%20Visit%20Schedule%20as%20on%2028.05.10.htm

20-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC SRI KRISHNA CHAITANYA ENGINEERING COLLEGE
20-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC Bhubaneswar Institute of Industrial Technology
21-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC Shibani Institute of Business and Management
21-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC Saraswat Institute of Management
22-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC BHADRAK ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY
22-MAY-10 Forwarded to RC Mahendra Institute of Management and Technical Studies
22-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC Pentagon School of Management
22-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC UDAYANATH COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
22-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC DRIEMS BUSINESS SCHOOL
22-MAY-10 Appeal Requsted INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
22-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC CAPITAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE
22-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC KRUTTIKA INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
24-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC CAPITAL INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND SCIENCE
24-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
25-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC Government College (Autonomous), Angul
25-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC Fakir Mohan  Autonomous College
25-MAY-10 Part B – Submitted Radhakrishna Institute of Engineering and Technology (RITE)
25-MAY-10 Part B – Submitted RAYAGADA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
26-MAY-10 Deficiencies noted by EVC Hirakud Institute Of Engineering And Technology

Following is the list of Colleges and Programs that are in the pipeline. It is obtained from http://www.aicte-india.org/excel/30april/Orissa_300410.htm.

AADARSH Institute of Management and Science, Bhubaneswar  (Management)
ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Bhubaneswar (Management)
BHADRAK ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY, Bhubaneswar (Engineering)
Bhubaneswar Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar (Engineering)
BRM International Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (Management)
CAPITAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE, Bhubaneswar (Engineering)
CAPITAL INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND SCIENCE, Bhubaneswar (Management)
Dadhichi College of Engineering, Cuttack (Engineering)
Dadhichi Institute of Management & Science, Cuttack (Management)
DAV SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, Bhubaneswar (Management)
DRIEMS BUSINESS SCHOOL, Cuttack (Management)
Fakir Mohan  Autonomous College, Balasore (Management)
Government College (Autonomous), Angul (Management)
Hirakud Institute of Engineering & Technology, Baragarh  (Engineering)
IMB BUSINESS SCHOOL, Bhubaneswar (Management)
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY, Bhubaneswar (Engineering)
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE – BHUBANESWAR (Management)
KRUTTIKA INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION, Bhubaneswar  (Engineering)
M.P.C. (AUTONOMOUS) COLLEGE, Baripada
Maa Manasha Institute of Engineering and Technology (MMIET), Bhubaneswar (Engineering)
Mahendra Institute of Management and Technical Studies, Bhubaneswar (Management)
Pentagon School of Management, Bhubaneswar (Management)
Radhakrishna Institute of Engineering and Technology (RITE), Bhubaneswar (Engineering)
RAYAGADA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, Rayagada (Engineering)
Saraswat Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (Management)
Satyananda Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar (Engineering)
SATYANANDA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (SIMIT), Bhubaneswar (Management)
Shibani Institute of Business and Management, Bhubaneswar (Management)
SRI KRISHNA CHAITANYA ENGINEERING COLLEGE, Bhubaneswar (Engineering)
UDAYANATH COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Adaspur (Management)

 

2 comments May 23rd, 2010

Everonn plans business schools at Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar and Pune

Following is an excerpt from a report in Business Standard.

Everonn Education Ltd, a Chennai-based education services company, announced plans to set up seven management institutes at a cost of Rs 25 crore each, by the next academic year. These would be set up in collaboration with a partner at Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar and Pune.

The proposed investment would be funded through debt and internal accruals, said P Kishore, Everonn’s managing director. “While our partner will invest in infrastructure and land, we will be bringing content and technology, where company has its expertise,” he said.

 

May 20th, 2010

Kalinga Bharati Residential College shines in the +2 performance: top three in science and topper in commerce are from this college

The website of this college is http://www.kalingabharati.org/. This year students from this college have done extremely well in +2 results. Only BJB College’s performance is close to them. While earlier it used to be a contest between BJB and Ravenshaw, this year Ravenshaw has bitten dust and its place has been taken by this college.

In particular its performance in +2 is as follows:

Upon further browsing their web pages I am of the opinion that this college will be a trendsetter and pioneer in Odisha. Just look at their faculty listed at http://www.kalingabharati.org/FACULTY_LIST.HTM.

Department Faculty’s name Qualification
Department of Physics & Electronics Er. Himansu Acharya M.Sc, M.Phill, M.Tech (C-S), IIT – Khadagpur
Er. O.P Singh B.Tech, REC – Bhopal
Er. Abhijeet Kumar M.Tech, IIT – Khadagpur
  Er. PS Satpathy B.Tech, IIT – Bombay
  Er. Jayanta Kumar Patra AMIE, Calcutta
  Mr R K Maharana M.Sc
  Mr.Debabrata Dwibedi M.Sc. M.Phil, Ph.D. (continuing), DISM
  Ms. Jayashree Sahoo M.Sc, M.C.A., B.Ed
  Mr. M.G.B. Amant M.Sc. A-Level (continuing)
     
Department of Physics & Electronics Dr. Daitary Sahoo M.Sc, M.Phill, Ph.D.
Prof. R.B. Kanungo M.Sc, Ph.D.
Er. Vidyasagar Sharma B.Tech, IIT – Kanpur
Er. Aditya Pandey B.Tech, IIT – Delhi
Ms. Menakarani Routray M.Sc, Ph.D (continuing)
  Mr. S.K. Pattnayak M.Sc
  Er. B.P Mishra B.Tech, HBTI – Kanpur
  Mr. Vinod Kumar B.Tech, HBTI – Kanpur
  Mr. Parasar Mishra M.Sc, B.Ed
     
Department of Mathematics Er. Shiva Prasad Das M.Sc, M.Tech (C-S), IIT- Khadagpur
Er. Ranjit Singh B.Tech, IIT – Khadagpur
Er. Mithilesh Kumar B.Tech, REC – Bhopal
Er. Chitaranjan Swain B.Tech, Utkal University
  Mr  M M   Muduly M Sq    M.Phill
  Mr. Nirmala Chandra Sahu MSc.
  Mr. Umakant Sahu MSc.
  Mr. Ajay Kumar Sundaray MSc.
  Mr. P.K. Choudhury MSc.
  Mr. Ansuman Sing Gaur M.Tech, HBTI – Kanpur
  Ms. Prajna Jene M.A. (Math), PGDCA
  Ms. Ranjita Pradhan M.Sc, PGDCA, CWA
     
Department of Biology n Biotechnology Dr. Arun Kumar Rath M.Sc M.Phill, Ph.D
Mr. P.C. Mohapatra M. Sc. , M.Phill,
Mr. Animesh Das Pattnayak M.Sc, PGDCA
Ms. Smruti Rekha Das MSc.
Ms. Usharani Tripathy MSc.
  Ms. Bijayalaxmi Biswal MSc.
  Ms. Leena Gantayat MSc.
  Dr. Dilip Kumar Swain M.V.Sc., OUAT
  Mr. Nirmal Biswal MSc.
     
Department of Biology n Biotechnology Mr. B N   Mishra M.A. (English)
Mr. Pranab Patra M.A. (English)
Ms. Narmada Satpathy M.A. (English)
     
Department of Oriya Dr. jatadhari Mohapatra M.A., Ph.D
Ms. Manorama Mohapatra M.A. (Oriya)
   

Based on this faculty I am going to go out on a limb and predict that this year there will be at least 10 students from this college in the IIT JEE top 1000.

I hope some of the other private +2 colleges will immediately copy from this college and assemble a similar faculty and beat Kota at its own game and send more Orissans to IIT and other top institutions.


As per Dharitri the +2 Science topper from Kalinga Bharati, Kiity Jain (a girl) is from Khariar in Nuapada district and the +2 Commerce topper Bhabani Acharya (also a girl) is from Semiliguda in Koraput.

23 comments May 19th, 2010

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)

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)

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

IIPM Kansbahal to start M.Tech in Production Management; first such M. Tech in Odisha

Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer.

Indian Institute of Production Management (IIPM) located in Kansbahal, Sundergarh, has scored a first in the State by starting an MTech programme in Production Engineering. Classes are expected to start from July 10, 2010. The course will be conducted by the Wellteach University of Chennai and 25 students will be taken in through a Joint Entrance Examination to be conducted by the university in June. The course fee for the 2-year course has been pegged at Rs 2 lakh.

Announcing this to the media in a meeting organised here on Sunday, Director Prof MR Nayak emphasised that even though the institute does not have any BTech course on offer it has ventured to conduct the MTech course because of its close to three decades of experience in training and consulting activity in the field of production engineering which has seen over 30,000 trainees pass through its portals including 1,400 persons from abroad. Because of its uniqueness of expertise and experience it has been included as an approved training institute under the Colombo Plan and the international trainees are sent here for training after selection by the Ministry of External affairs of the Government of India.

Last year it created a school of management and started an MBA program.

May 18th, 2010

Odisha government finally approaches SAIL for a medical college in Rourkela

Update: Following is from Samaja.


Following is an excerpt from a report in tathya.in.

Finally it seems Tarun Kanti Mishra has come to the rescue of thousands of citizens’ genuine demand for a Medical College at Rourkela.

Chief Secretary has taken up the issue with the Secretary of the Ministry of Steel.

Citizens were demanding for the ESIC Medical College in the Steel City for more than two years.

However ESIC decided to set up the Medical College here as the State Government offered land on the outskirts of the Capital City.

… While Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has proposed to up grade Bokaro Steel Plants’ hospital to a Medical College, similar move is needed feel, Mr.Mishra.

So the Chief Secretary discussed the matter with Union Secretary Steel to set up a Medical College at Rourkela under the aegis of Ispat General Hospital (IGH).

IGH is an excellent hospital and has lot of facilities along with top medical personnel.

Now the State Government will take up the issue with Chief Minister batting for the same, said sources.

Chief Minister is likely to discuss the issue with Union Minister Steel in this regard, said sources.

For long we have been urging the Odisha government to take up with SAIL for a medical college. Finally the Odisha government came to senses. I guess better late than never. In particular we pointed out that since SAIL is making a medical college in Bokaro, it should be pursued for one in Rourkela.  Following are some pointers regarding the medical college SAIL is making in Bokaro.

(i) News articles that mention this: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070226/asp/jamshedpur/story_7441681.asp

(ii) The web page of the Bokaro Ispat Educational trust which talks about this: http://www.bietrust.com/

(iii) The site http://www.hsccltd.com/secured%20projects.htm which mentions that its is doing a pre-feasibility study for SAIl medical college in Bokaro.

21. June-08 Prefeasibility Report for establishing Medical College at SAIL, Bokaro

Also, some time back there was news that SAIL Rourkela was looking for renewing its mining lease. If it is still hanging, then it makes it a perfect time to broach this topic with SAIL management and the Steel Ministry in Delhi. (http://www.orissadiary.com/ShowBussinessNews.asp?id=8891 )


 Some of our earlier articles mentioning this point are at: 

10 comments May 17th, 2010

Education through entrance tests: Excerpts from an interesting article by Profs. P. Jalote and A. Singh

Prof. Jalote is the Director of IIIT Delhi and is on leave from IIT Delhi. Previously he taught at IIT Kanpur and University of Maryland. Prof. Singh is a professor at Auburn University, Alabama. Both are alumni of IITs. Following are excerpts from their article in Economic Times.

… The difficulty of cracking these tests have led to the booming coaching industry — it seems the vast majority of students appearing in these exams undergo some form of coaching for them. This impact of coaching has been decried by many. In academic circles, it is a common complain that coaching is allowing even average students to crack the exams, and how exams ought to be changed so that deserving students can clear even without coaching.

It should be clearly understood that the success of coaching is not due to the nature of the exams, but due to the low acceptance ratio in these exams. With these low accept rates, it is irrelevant whether the nature of exam is such that coaching will help or not.

… Anybody who thinks that coaching can be made redundant by reforming the admission tests is living in a state of denial.

There is another aspect of coaching that deserves attention. Coaching is big business: by some accounts, coaching for IITs is bigger than IITs themselves in terms of turnover. Consequently, it is able to attract good teachers by offering high salaries. One hears about IIT/IIM grads teaching in these coaching institutes, but one cannot come across an IIT/IIM graduate as a teacher in a school — even elite schools do not have this distinction. So, in many coaching centres, the quality of education is superior to that of schools, particularly with respect to the entrance test subjects. As the business success depends on how well they help the students do in the entrance exams, their teaching, as measured with respect to success in these exams, continues to improve and they take great care to improve it.

So, we have the following situation. Coaching institutes will continue to thrive as long as the accept ratio remains small. And coaching business will ensure that its teachers and teaching processes are well-equipped to impart training to students to do better at the competitive exam.

This situation, undesirable thought it is, can, however, be converted into an opportunity to improve education. As coaching institutes focus on the entrance tests and the syllabus for them, it provides a power to these exams in that whatever they put as syllabus or as expected knowledge, the coaching institutes will ensure that students get good at that. Even for those students who do not undergo coaching, these exams are highly influential — students learn/ study for these exams with a mission and dedication that they don’t show for anything else.

IF THESE large exams were to be oriented such that preparation for them will make the foundations for the key subjects much stronger and will force the students to really understand the subjects better, the coaching industry will ensure that this knowledge is imparted to students. That is, the syllabus and expectation is potentially a strong force on what students learn in the 2-3 years they prepare for the entrance exams, through coaching or on their own.

If this learning can be strengthened, then even if the students do not get through in these exams — which the vast majority will not — the preparation for them will give them strong foundations in some key subjects. This can be leveraged by other institutions.

… So, instead of fighting coaching by making exams like JEE harder and more theoretical every year, such large exams can leverage the competition for the larger good of improving the education and preparedness of students.

If these exams are thought of as a potential tool in the armory of the country for fighting the poor education standards, rather than just for admitting students into these institutes, then they can favourably impact the lakhs of students who attend JEE, and not just of the selected few thousands who actually enter the IITs, whose skills will be upgraded anyway to top levels by the top quality education that they will be provided. By doing so, institutions like the IITs and the entrance exams they have, will be making a solid contribution to improving the workforce in the country , as they have done in creating the top-level manpower.

I agree with the main point in the above mentioned article. Earlier I wrote my views on coaching at http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/4178.

However, there is an issue with respect to many students not being able to afford coaching. Couple of things that the governments may do are:

  • Provide coaching in some government schools such as Navodaya Vidyalayas.
  • Provide other avenues for good coaching such as attempts to replicate the Super 30 in Bihar by other governments.
  • Bring coaching classes and the +2 level under the ambit of RTE and require that certain percentage of the students there are from poorer background.
  • Provide scholarships to poor students to be able to afford good coaching.

2 comments May 16th, 2010

Application form for PG Diploma in Public Health Management at IIPH Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Gandhinagar and Hyderabad: Deadline May 31st 2010

The following is a jpg version of the application form found at http://www.phfi.org/downloads/pdf/Application%20form%20-%20PGDPHM.pdf.

See http://www.phfi.org/downloads/pdf/ for various other PHFI and IIPH documents and forms. They are not properly linked from the homepage.

6 comments May 16th, 2010

A single place to apply to 53 degree colleges in Odisha; extended from a similar initiative with respect to junior colleges (+2) that was done last year

The review of the processes of admission in Orissa, has led the Higher Education department, formulate a strategy for the admission process…

View more about SAMS

Success in 2009

  • Implemented in 60 colleges
  • 49,264 CAF Received through SAM
  • 30,123 student get admitted through SAM
  • Intimation sent through SMS, e-mails , web and registry post

  Whats’ New in 2010

  • Implementing in 171 Junior & 53 Degree colleges
  • Online Common Application Form (CAF) Submission Process
  • Bilingual (English & Oriya) Application & prospectus.

3 comments May 15th, 2010

IIT Kharagpur to start 3 year executive MBA in Bhubaneswar and Kolkata

Following is an excerpt from a report in pagalguy.com.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur’s Vinod Gupta School of Management is starting two MBA programs for working executives at it Kolkata and Bhubhaneswar campuses. Working on a 3-year structure that will allow participants to work while they study, the courses are largely targeted towards the local population of each city they shall function in. While the Executive MBA at the Kolkata campus has a general management bent the Knowledge Industries MBA (KIMBA) at the Bhubhaneswar campus would focus on the IT and ITES sectors, explained EMBA coordinator Prof Gautam Sinha.

The intakes for both the programs would be 15 to 30 students each while the minimum eligibility will be three years of work experience and either an engineering education or post-graduate education in commerce, science or economics. More about the application system to the courses on the VGSoM website.

Prima facie, there are few differences between the EMBA and KIMBA except for a couple of core courses. The IT/ITES focused KIMBA has courses such as Technology Management and Services Management, which in the EMBA are replaced by International Management and IT & Business Applications Laboratory. Interestingly, the KIMBA has two courses on Financial Accounting while the EMBA has none. Both courses cost Rs 6 lakhs in fees, including a one-year international immersion program, which according to Prof Sinha may be carried out with one of IIT Kharagpur’s 99 tie-ups with various international institutions.

While both the courses look similar to 3-year part-time MBA courses in structure and content, Prof Sinha argues that several executive MBA courses across the world follow the part-time model. While that may be true, popular executive MBA programs in the USA or Europe wrap up in an year’s time, recognizing that the opportunity cost for working executives to stay away from work is high. To that extent, VGSOM’s Executive programs seem like 3-year part-time MBAs that give you an Executive MBA degree at the end, thus keeping you away from the stigma attached to the ‘part-time’ bit of part-time MBA.

Prof Sinha defends the three-year pattern of VGSOM’s Executive MBAs saying, “One-year or two-year programs are high pressure situations which might not be conducive for people with families.”

The links for the two programs are:

  1. E-MBA at Kolkata  for all industries
  2. KI-MBA at Bhubaneswar  for knowledge industries like Information Technology sector.

Note that earlier IIT Kharagpur also introduced 3 year weekend and after hours M.Tech programs in both cities. See http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/4118.

1 comment May 12th, 2010

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