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1. Academic Programmes

The University offers two years full time Master Degree Courses in the following Centres except mathematics (which is a five year Integrated programme offering Master Degree) and one-year B.Ed. (Teacher Education). The University also offers M.Phil/Ph.D programmes in four departments. Presently, the following Departments/Centres are functioning:

 

School

Centre

 

1.  School of Languages

1. Centre for Oriya Language & Literature (COLL)

2. Centre for English Language & Literature (CELL)

 

 

2.  School of Social Sciences

1. Centre for Sociological Studies (CSS)

2 Centre for Anthropological Studies (CAS)

 

 

  3.  School of Education & Education Technology

1. Centre for Journalism & Mass Communication (CJMC)

2. Centre for Teacher Education (CTE)  

 

 

4.   School of Basic Sciences & Information Sciences

  1. Centre for Mathematics (CM)

 

 

5.  School of Biodiversity &  

     Conservation of Natural Resources

1. Centre for Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources (CBCNR)

 

 

6. School of Development Studies

1. Centre for Economics (CE)

 2. Admission Policy

 

The admission policy of the University is governed by the following principles:

 

Ř  To ensure admission of students based on their performance in the Entrance Examination conducted by the University identifying their academic competence and potentialities of high quality so that its alumni may be able to play their role in the process of nation building and social reconstruction in a meaningful manner;

Ř  To maintain national character and modern features of the University by taking into account a fair representation of students from different regions of the country especially the rural and scheduled areas.

Ř  To ensure that adequate number of students from the under-privileged and differently abled section of our society are admitted to the University;

 

Note: No candidate shall be eligible to register himself/herself for a fulltime programme of study if he/she is already registered for any fulltime programme of study in this University or any other University/Institution.

 

1.      Admission Notice:

 

There shall be announcement for admission to various programmes of study that will be published in national and regional newspapers and the University website (www.cuo.ac.in).

 

1.1.Procurement of Forms

Application forms along with prospectus can be obtained at University counter of CUO at Koraput or downloaded from the University website www.cuo.ac.in . the requisite fees for procurement of forms is  Rs. 500/- for General/OBC and Rs. 300/- for SC/ST candidates. An additional fee of Rs. 200/- per subject for General/OBC and Rs. 100/- for SC/ST is required to be paid, if candidates wish to apply for more than one subject. The candidates may also apply online on the same website. However, the candidates applying online are also required to send a hard copy of the application form by Speed post/by hand to the Registrar, Central University of Orissa, Landiguda, Koraput- 764020, Odisha. The application form must reach the Central University of Orissa on or before 10th June, 2014 (Any postal delay will not be entertained). The candidates are required to send the amount through a challan (on Powerjyoti account of the university)/online payment payable at any SBI Branch (A/C No. 33105489656; IFSC Code: SBIN0000121, BRANCH: Koraput). Challan must be issued after the date of advertisement and before the closing date of selling of forms.

 

Note: The envelope (size 9”x 4”) containing application form with all other relevant documents should be mentioned with the following “ENTRANCE EXAMINATION CUO 2014 with subject Names and Codes, Category, Examination Centre” on the envelope. 

 

2.      Entrance Examination:

 

There shall be an entrance examination suitably and preferably in different Centres in Odisha and outside Odisha for admission to various programmes of study on the dates determined each year by the Admission Committee constituted by the University. The University may reserve the rights to change/cancel any Centre of Examination as and when required without assigning any reason. However, the final  decision to hold the Entrance Examination for P.G. Programmes will be decided by the Examination Committee in the number of applications received for individual subjects. The time table for entrance examination will also be available in the university website. The changes in the dates/programmes, if any shall also be notified in the University website from time to time.  

 

05th July, 2014

1st session                                     2nd session                               3rd session______

9:00 am - 11:00 am                      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm               3:00 pm -5:00 pm

                               M.A. in Oriya                          M.A. in Sociology                              M.A./M.Sc. in Anthropology

                   M.A. in English                        M. Phil**                                            Ph. D**

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06th July, 2014

1st session                                     2nd session                               3rd session______

9:00 am - 11:00 am                      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm               3:00 pm -5:00 pm

                         B. Ed                                       M.A. in J & MC          Integrated M.Sc.in Mathematics                                                                                                       M.Sc. in Biodiversity                                                                                                                                       M.A. in Economics

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*    Candidates applying for more than one subject should take a note that if their choice of subject coincides with the Entrance Examination timing, then he/she has to opt for any one.

**  M.Phil/Ph.D is for the subjects namely Anthropology, Biodiversity, J&MC, Oriya and Sociology.

In case of the P.G. Programmes where Entrance Test may not be conducted after scrutiny of application forms, the final decision for selection of the candidates will be taken on the basis of their merit in the qualifying examination.

 

2.1 Entrance Test/Pattern of Examination

The entrance examination will have two hours duration having 50 Multiple Choice Questions. There will be no negative marking for wrong answer. The decision on admission in connection with entrance examination and admission advertisement, prospectus, application form, preparation of questions, prices of the prospectus and application form, selection of the entrance examination centre, date of the entrance examination and any other matter associated with entrance examination will be finalised by the Admission Committee.

 

For M.A in J&MC, there will a separate 30 marks viva-voce examination after the written test. Even if there will be no written test, viva-voce test is compulsory. The date of the viva voce test will be notified in due time.

 

For Research Programmes (M.Phil and Ph.D) there will a separate 50 marks viva-voce examination after the written test. Candidates will be called for viva-voce examination in 1:3 ratio on the basis of their performance in the Entrance Examination. The Cut-off mark for the final selection in viva-voce will be decided by the respective Centres. Candidates who have already qualified for CSIR/UGC JRF, CSIR/UGC NET, SLET/SET, GATE, ICAR/ICMR etc. are exempted from written test of the Entrance Examination. The candidates with M.Phil degree are also exempted from appearing the written test.

 

However, the National Reservation Policy will be strictly followed for filling up of the available seats.

 

The students shall be enrolled based on the following major criteria:

 

Type of Assessment*

Weightage

Written Test comprising 30% questions from General Aptitude (Section A) and another 70 % questions from subject concern (Section B).

100 %

Total

100

 

*    For B. Ed. 60% questions will be from General Aptitude and 20% questions from Teaching Aptitude (Section A) and 20% questions from subject (Section B) i.e. Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences and English. Candidates are required to choose one subject from Section B.

 

**  For 5 years Integrated M.Sc in Mathematics, 20% questions will be from General Aptitude, 10% questions from Physics and 70% questions from subject.

 

2.2. Selection of Candidates:

 

(a) Preference would be given to meritorious candidates in the selection procedure. Bonus points of 5 marks will be awarded only to candidates having the following criteria (mentioned as “others” in point No. 5 “CATEGORY” in the application form):

 

a.       Widows/Wards of defence personnel killed in action;

b.      Wards of serving personnel and ex-serviceman disabled in action;

c.       Widows/Wards of defence personnel who died in peace time with death attributable to military service; and

d.      Wards of defence personnel disabled in peace time with disability attributable to military service

e.       Candidates who have passed their qualifying examination from scheduled areas

 

(b) Merit lists will be prepared after adding Bonus points for candidates belonging to the General Category, OBC Category, Scheduled Caste Category, Scheduled Tribe Category and also in respect of foreign nationals wherever applicable for each programme of study.

 

(c) The following criteria shall be followed, in sequence to resolve ties, where candidates secured the equal marks in the written test of the entrance examination:

First Criteria:      The candidate with higher ratio of positive attempts to negative attempts will be given a higher rank.

Second Criteria: Marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying degree. If the final result is not published the marks up to second year (Bachelor’s degree) will be taken into consideration. For the B.Ed. candidates qualifying degree means only the undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree). For Integrated Mathematics Programme the subject marks in the entrance examination will be considered.

Third Criteria: Marks obtained in the examination immediately preceding the qualifying degree examination.

Fourth Criteria: Marks obtained in the next lower public examination.

 

 (d) The final selection of candidates for admission to various programmes of study will be made on the basis of merit of candidates in their respective categories based on their performance in the written examination after incorporating the Bonus Points, wherever applicable.

 

(e) In case, the seats remain vacant, Admission Committee may take decision for further necessary action.

 

(f) In case of the selected candidates who have given their acceptance along with the Challan of the required amount and have appeared in the qualifying examination before the scheduled date but fails to join the programme by the scheduled date only on account of their results being declared by the previous Board/University/Institution after the deadline of scheduled date, may, in case, if they so desire, apply in writing to the Registrar requesting for deferred admission within 15 days. However, University reserves the right to take decision in this matter.

 

Note: Certificate from competent authority should be produced for availing bonus points along with the application form. Apart from the above mentioned criteria, decision of the University authority is final.

 

2.3.  Reservation of seats:

 

As per the Ministry of HRD and UGC norms, the reservation of seats for the various programmes of the University are as follows; 15% of seats for SCs, 7.5% of seats for STs, 27% reservation for OBCs (non-creamy layer). Non availability of OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates will be converted into general seats.  The 3% of seats will be reserved horizontally for PWD from the respective given category only. As per the decision of the Supreme Court by any means reservation should not exceed more than 50 %.

 

All SC/ST candidates are required to submit certificate in respect of their claims from the authorized officers as notified by the Government of India for the purpose from time to time.

 

The PWD candidates are required to submit a valid certificate issued by the authorized Medical Doctors/Hospitals/competent authority (not below the rank of CDMO) indicating the extent of disability. The Medical Certificate is duly verified by the University before the benefit is extended to the candidate. The disability of the candidates will also be verified by the University by a Medical Board if required.

 

 

3.         Provisional admission:

 

3.1.     The candidates who have qualified the entrance examination but failed to join the University on the date of admission may be given provisional admission in absentia with due permission from the Registrar/ Chairman, Entrance Examination Committee in the prescribed form requesting for provisional admission. However, for Result Awaited (RA) Category, the last date for submission of Graduation mark sheet is 15th July, 2014.

 

3.2.     Candidates enjoying employed status and selected for admission shall be required to produce No Objection Certificate from the employing authority for the entire course period at the time of registration.

 

3.3.     No further request for admission will be entertained once the date of admission is over. However, the final decision on admission of a selected candidate who fails to report for joining on prescribed date and if seats remain vacant in the concerned subject and concerned programme of the study, the competent authority of the University may take decision regarding his/her admission.

 

 

 

4.         Eligibility:

 

(a)                     M.A. in Oriya: A Graduate with Oriya (Hons.) or Oriya as a subject at graduation level with minimum 45% marks in the respective subject and aggregate from a recognized University /Institute. (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST candidates)

 

(b)                    M.A. in English: A Graduate with English (Hons.) or English as a subject at graduation level with minimum 45% marks in the respective subject and aggregate from a recognized University /Institute. (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST candidates)

 

(c)                     M.A in Sociology: Any Graduate with minimum 45% marks in aggregate from a recognized University /Institute. (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST candidates)

 

(d)                    M.A./M.Sc. in Anthropology: Any Graduate with Biological Sciences or Anthropology at 10+2 level or Anthropology as a subject at graduation level with minimum 45% marks in aggregate from a recognized University/ Institute. (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST candidates)

 

(e)                     M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication: Any Graduate with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University /Institute. (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST candidates)

 

(f)                     5 year-Integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics:  Any student who have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized board in Science with Mathematics and Physics as a subject with minimum 60% in aggregate and 60% in the Mathematics. (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST candidates). Those who have passed graduation degree are not eligible for joining in this programme.

 

(g)                    M.Sc. in Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources: A Graduate with Honours/Major or Pass/Minor subject in branches like Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics at graduation level with minimum 50% marks in aggregate as well as in respective subject from a recognized University/Institute. (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST candidates)

 

(h)                    M.A. in Economics: A Graduate with Economics (Honours/Major) or Economics as a Pass/Minor/Elective subject at graduation level with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and the respective subject from a recognized University /Institute. (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST candidates)

 

(i)                      B.Ed.: Any Graduate/Post Graduate (Science/Arts) with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized University/Institute. (5% relaxation will be given to SC/ST candidates)

 

(j)                      M.Phil in Anthropology/Biodiversity/ J&MC/ Oriya/ Sociology: Any candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in the respective subjects from a recognized University /Institute. For Biodiversity, the subject criteria will be same as mentioned in the masters programme.

 

(k)                    Ph.D in Anthropology/ Biodiversity/ J&MC/Oriya/ Sociology: Any candidate with 55% marks in Post-Graduation in the respective subjects from a recognized University /Institute. For Biodiversity, the subject criteria will be same as mentioned in the masters programme.

 

N.B: i)  Graduation degree will be the qualifying degree for all the Post Graduate courses. However, post graduate bachelor’s degrees like LL.B or equivalent post graduate bachelor’s degree will not be regarded as qualifying degree for undertaking master’s programme.

         ii) A candidate can not pursue a Post Graduate Programme (except B.Ed.) if he/she has already completed a post graduate programme from Central University of Orissa during any acdemic session.

 

  1. No. of Seats in Each Programme

 

M.A. in Oriya: 40

 

M.A. in English: 30

 

M.A in Sociology: 50

 

M.A./M.Sc. in Anthropology: 30

 

M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication:30

 

5 year-Integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics: 30

 

M.Sc. in Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources: 30

 

M.A. in Economics: 50

 

B. Ed: 100 (50 seats each for Science and Arts respectively)

 

M.Phil in Anthropology/Biodiversity/ J&MC/ Oriya/ Sociology: 10

(The University can delimit the number of seats depending upon the intake capacity of Guide)

 

Ph.D in Anthropology/ Biodiversity/ J&MC/Oriya/ Sociology: As per the intake capacity of Guides in the respective Centres

 

  1. Age Limit:

Maximum age limit for Masters Programme:        30 years

Maximum age limit for Integrated Programme:    25 years

No age limit for B.Ed and M.Phil/Ph.D Programme

 

N.B.: All the information mentioned above are liable to be changed from time to time   

           as and when required by the University.

 
 

Entrance Examination Centre:

 

Name of the Centre                                                            Centre Code

1.       Bhubaneswar                                                                      01

2.       Koraput                                                                                02

3.       Rourkela                                                                               03

4.       Kolkata                                                                                 04

5.       Vishakhapatnam                                                                  05

6.       Raipur                                                                                   06

 

Important Dates

 

Scheduled Activity

Date

Date of Advertisement

28th  April, 2014

Starting date of selling prospectus and application form (both online and offline)

05th May, 2014

Closing date of application form (online)

05th June, 2014

Closing date of application form (offline)

10th June, 2014

Distribution of Admit Cards (online only)

30th June, 2014

Date of Entrance Examination

05th & 06th July, 2014

Publication of Entrance Examination Results

11th July, 2014

Date of viva-voce  for Research Programme & P.G. Programme in J&MC

To be informed  through CUO website

Declaration of the results of Research Programme & P.G. Programme in J&MC

To be informed  through CUO website

Date of admission of 1st Merit list Candidates

21st  & 22nd  July, 2014

Date of admission of 2nd Merit list Candidates

25th & 26th  July, 2014

Commencement of Classes

24th July, 2014