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Ramakanta Biswas

News Highlights

  • OPSC issued fresh recruitment notification for Assistant Professor posts
  • 385 Assistant Professors will be posted in Govt Teachers Training Institutes
  • The last date for submission of registered online application is October 1

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has released an advertisement for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Professor in different disciplines of the Government Teachers Training Institutes under the Higher Education Department.

As many as 385 posts of Assistant Professor (Teacher Education) -Stage-1 will be filled up through the recruitment examination. The link for online registration and payment of examination fee will be made available on the official website of OPSC, www.opsc.gov.in from August 25 to September 24. The last date for submission of registered online application is October 1. 

The post carries scale of pay- Cell-1 of Level-10 of the Pay matrix under ORSP (CT) Rules, 2019 along with usual dearness and other allowances as admissible by the Government from time to time.


 A candidate must possess a Master's Degree or dual Master's Degrees for the post of Assistant Professor (Teacher Education), if the guidelines of National Council for Teacher Education so demands, with at least 55% of marks or its equivalent grade in the concerned/relevant/allied subject from an Indian University or an equivalent Degree from a Foreign University. 

Provided that for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, SEBC & Persons with Disabilities categories, the requirement of securing at least 55% marks shall be reduced to 50% marks or its equivalent grade. 

Have cleared National Eligibility Test (NET) meant for Assistant Professor (Stage-I) or must have acquired a PhD Degree in the concerned /relevant/ allied subject from an Indian University or a Foreign University OR NET in Education OR PhD in Education. 

The details of the essential qualifications for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Professor (Teacher Education) - Stage-I are mentioned at Annexure —A to this advertisement. 5. 


A candidate must not be above 45 (forty five) years of age and under 21 (twenty one) years of age on the last date of receiving/submission of application, 01.10.2021 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02.10.1976 and not later than 01.10.2000.

The upper age limit is relaxable by 05 (five) years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/SEBC /Women and by 10 years for PWDs whose permanent disability is 40% and more. 


A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs 400. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe of Odisha and Persons with Disabilities (whose permanent disability is 40% and more) are exempted from payment of this fee.


Candidates must go through the details of this advertisement available in the website of OPSC before filling up online application form.

Candidates must apply online through the concerned website of the OPSC httn://opsc.gov.in. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected.


Selection for direct recruitment to the rank of Assistant Professor (Stage-1) shall be made by the Commission on the basis of merit to be judged by performance in interview of eligible shortlisted candidates. 

The academic score as specified in Appendix-II (Table 3B) for colleges as per UGC regulation, 2018 shall be considered for short-listing of candidates for interview which is appended as Annexure — B to this advertisement. 

The Commission have decided that 03 (three) times the number of vacancies shall be shortlisted for interview when the number of vacancies is more than 02 (two). For subjects where there are only one or two vacancies, 10 (ten) candidates shall be shortlisted for interview. 

On the basis of the result of interview, the Commission shall prepare a subject-wise merit list of successful candidates, arranged in order of merit equal to the number of posts to be filled up, and furnish the same to the Government.

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