Now Second Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) to be held every year

                The Odisha Government on Wednesday decided that a second Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) will be held every year for admission into seats falling vacant in private technical institutions.The Skill Development and Technical Education Department, in its order to Chairman of OJEE Committee, instructed that the entrance is held during June-July period. The centers for the test would cover all the districts.

Now Second Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) to be held every year

               In the letter, the Joint Secretary mentioned that Second/Special OJEE was held during the year 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as per the orders of the Orissa High Court for admission into vacant seats of B.Tech.(Engineering), Lateral Entry B.Tech., MCA, MBA courses in the State.Last year, only about 12,000 seats were filled in the engineering colleges of the State. During 2016-17 academic year, according to AICTE data, admission to about 13,000 seats had taken place out of 40,000 seats in 85 private engineering colleges of the State.

                After examining the High Court order and Odisha Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fees) Amendment Act, 2016, the Government decided in favor of making the special JEE an annual feature. “It would provide an opportunity to the students of interior and rural areas who fail to appear in JEE (Main) conducted by CBSE,” the order said.  Currently, the Odisha Government takes the JEE (Main) route for admission into engineering colleges. Students who get ranks based on their merit in the JEE (Main) test appear in a counseling for admission.

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