BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Wednesday warned parents and students about various fake junior colleges operating across the state. Ahead of the admission into plus two courses begins the school and mass education department has asked parents to ensure admission through online mode only.
"The admissions for plus two courses in different junior colleges will be done through online mode under Student Academic Management System ( SAMS ) only. Admission in offline mode will be strictly prohibited," said school and mass education secretary P K Mohapatra .
He said, "It has come to the notice of the government that some fake institutions are coming with advertisements in print and electronic media for admission into higher secondary schools. The students and parents are advised to verify junior colleges and higher secondary schools coming under SAMS in the website of the department before taking admission and avoid such fake admission."
Students who will take admission other than SAMS (e-admission) will not be allowed to appear in the annual Plus Two or higher secondary education examination conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Examination (CHSE). "Odisha government will not be responsible for any such wrong decisions taken by the students or parents," Mohapatra added.
The government has also threatened legal action against institutions which will do admissions for plus two courses in offline mode without going through the SAMS procedure. The affiliation of the colleges will also be withdrawn if they do offline admission of students.
"SAMS is a centralised admission process for all junior colleges affiliated to the state government's Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE)," Mohapatra added.