Ramakanta Biswas

The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has announced a mega recruitment drive to fill up 606 vacancies of assistant professors (Stage-I) in Group-A of Odisha Education Service (OES). 

Eligible candidates will be recruited in different disciplines of government degree colleges under the State Higher Education Department. 

Online applications will be invited from the prospective candidates through OPSC website www.opsc.gov.in from October 26, 2021, the official notice read.

The last date for submission of registered online application is December 3, 2021.

How To Apply: 

Candidates will have to apply online through the website of the OPSC, http://opsc.gov.in.

Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected. 

Salary: The post draws a salary in the Scale of Pay - Cell-I of Level-10 of the Pay matrix under ORSP (CT) Rules, 2019 with usual dearness and other allowances as admissible by the government from time to time. 

Educational Qualification: 

A candidate must possess master's degree, with at least 55% of marks (50% for SC/ST, SEBC & PwD categories), National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified or Ph.D degree in the concerned/relevant/ allied subject from an Indian University or a Foreign University. 

Age Limit: A candidate must not be above 45 years of age and under 21 years of age on the last date of submission of online application (03.12.2021). 

Relaxable will be given by 5 years to candidates belonging to SC/ST/ SEBC/women and by 10 years to persons with disabilities whose permanent disability is 40% and more. 

Application Fee: 

A candidate is required to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable fee of Rs.400 only. 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. 

Method of Selection: 

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

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, it added.