PG vacant seat admission process to begin from Nov 1

BHUBANESWAR: Higher education department on Saturday issued guidelines and dateline to conduct admission for vacant PG seats in different state public universities and degree colleges of the state. More than 4,000 PG seats are lying vacant in these institutions.
According to the guidelines, the candidates who have appeared for common PG entrance test (CPET)-2022 will only be eligible to participate in the vacant seat admission round. In this round, the state-wide merit list published earlier for CPET-2022 will not be taken for consideration.
The candidates who have taken college/university leaving certificate for any reason during the phase-I (first, second and spot round) of PG admission will not be eligible in this round. Candidates are eligible for the subjects in which he/she had appeared the CPET-2022. Earlier entered options will not be considered for PG vacant seat admission.
A correction window will be opened for the students to correct the previously submitted common application form (CAF). This facility will be provided to those who have not uploaded graduation marks or failed to mark distinction in the CAF. The candidates who have not marked their reservation category or wrongly marked reservation category and wrongly provided their marks after conversion of CGPA to percentage can correct the CAF.
Selection will be done on merit (career mark with CPET-2022 marks). In absence of the reserved category candidates, universities/colleges may de-reserve the seats at their level to take suitable candidates against those seats.
The process will start from November 1 and continue till November 25. Correction window will be open from November 1 to November 3.
All the admission related activities like validation of CAF, selection, admission and collection of admission fees will be completed by the higher education institutions between November 5 and November 21. Institutions will display a selection list and hold admission of the candidates between November 23 and November 25.