Patna: The online application process for admission to Intermediate (+2) colleges will commence on June 30.
Candidates can make online application from June 30 to July 9 by applying on www.ofssbihar.in website.
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) this year has introduced the online application process for admission to Intermediate colleges.
Through the online process candidates can apply at 3,300 Intermediate colleges in different parts of the state. The BSEB has the list of such colleges which have been recognised by it. The move will also check dummy institutions which exist on paper. After the 2016 topper scam, the BSEB cancelled the affiliations of around 200 Intermediate colleges/schools as the institutions don’t fit the criteria set by the board for running the institutions. The schools whose affiliations were cancelled were under the BSEB scanner after the merit scam surfaced.
Students welcomed the online application process. Kumar Vinay, who cleared matriculation with 75 percent marks this year, said: “The online application process for Intermediate colleges is a forward step. Earlier, students had to apply at the colleges for different courses which was time-consuming and expensive. Now, students will be allotted colleges based on their marks,” said Vinay.
BSEB chairman Anand Kishor said: “As the board has introduced the online application process for the first time for the Intermediate courses, the BSEB has set up 2,800 Vasudha Kendra from where students can make online applications.” The BSEB has also set up district registration-cum-counselling centre in the districts from where students can make online applications. The students can also make online application from cyber cafes and home.
The BSEB has asked students to go through the instructions before making online applications while selecting the names of institutions and courses. The BSEB has also set up a helpline number – 0612-2230009 – where students can call if they face difficulty in making online applications. The number will be active from 10am to 5pm.
Courtesy: The Telegraph