Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

The State Selection Board (SSB) of Odisha has invited online applications from prospective candidates for filling 972 vacancies for the post of lecturer in the State universities.

The process of online application submission will begin on March 22. Eligible and interested candidates can apply for the posts online on the official website-

SSB released a recruitment advertisement inviting online applications from eligible candidates. No other mode of application submission will be accepted, clarified the advertisement.

The scale of pay is Rs 44, 900 - Rs 1, 42, 400 (as per matrix level 10) of ORSP Rules 2017 along with usual DA as admissible from time to time for the Non-Government Aided Colleges of Odisha in different subjects.

Schedule Of Application Submission:

Opening date of application submission begins of March 22.

Closing date for online application submission is April 21 (midnight).

Age Limit:

The minimum age limit for candidates in general category is 21 years while the maximum age limit is locked as 42 years. (age as on 01. 01. 2021)

However, the upper age limit is relaxable by five years for candidates coming under Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Socially and Educationally backward Classes (SEBC), women and ex-servicemen.

Similarly, the upper age limit is relaxable by ten years for candidates under PwD categories.

Age relaxation for ex-servicemen will be as per government guidelines.

Educational Qualification:

As per the advertisement, applicants should hold a Master's Degree in the concerned subject from a recognized University with at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade.

However, for candidates belonging to the reserved categories, i.e. SC, ST, SEBC, PwD, the marks is relaxable by 5%, i.e. 50% marks. Holding a Master's Degree is mandatory for aspirants in reserved categories.

Selection Procedure:

The selection for 972 vacancies for the post of lecturer in the State universities will be done on the basis of written test, career and viva-voce test. 25 marks for clearing Ph.D. or MPhil and/or NET will also be awarded to the candidates.

Click here to check details about distribution of weightage for the career assessment.

SSB Odisha Lecturer Recruitment 2021 Application Fee:

General - Rs. 500/-

SC/ST/OBC/PWD- Rs. 200/-

Note: The application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable. The application fee shall be deposited online at the time of submitting the application.

Click here to get the banking details for depositing application fees online.

Place of Examination

The written examination will be conducted at different exam centers in Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Sambalpur depending upon the number of candidates from the respective zone. if sufficient number of candidates are not available for any of the above mentioned zone(s), excluding Bhubaneswar, the candidates opting for those zones shall be accommodated at Bhubaneswar.

Vacancies For Different Subjects

The post of the lecturer is on offer for various subjects. The subjects include Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics, Education, English, Home Science, IRPM, Logic and Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Statistics, and Zoology. The number of vacancies for each subject lecturer is different. Candidates are advised to read the official notification to check the number of vacancies for each subject.

To learn more about vacancy positions click here.

How to Apply

(i) Candidate must apply online through the official website only.

(ii) Before filling the online application form, candidates are advised to go through the detailed instructions.

(iii) Candidates need to upload their latest passport size photograph along with scanned image of her/his full signature and left thumb impression.

Note: The images uploaded for online application submission must be clearly visible/identifiable, else the candidate's application will be rejected.

(iv) Candidates are required to deposit the requisite fees online at the time of online application submission.

To know more about other eligibility conditions click here.

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