Bhubaneswar, Sept. 9 -- Odisha fails miserably in the Audit test on higher education. The record of the State's top higher edu institutes in employability and progression to higher studies are dismal. The dark underbelly of the higher education scenario in Odisha was put to glare by the CAG.

The report finds are given below.

* In the indicator of the average percentage of placement of outgoing students during 2014-19, on an average only 26.10 per cent of outgoing students could be placed by Utkal University.

* The proportion in North Odisha University is ridiculously low at 3.79 per cent.

* NAAC awards maximum score to institutes having over 20 per cent placement, North Odisha University fails by yards.

* In the indicator of increase...