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Odisha JEE board begins Counseling from Second Week of June

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OJEE board begins Counseling from June
The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) board will commence the counseling for professional courses from the Second Week of June.

Around 62,000 students qualified OJEE for Engineering discipline. For pharmacy stream, 19,086 candidates, for MBA stream 7,062 candidates, for B.Arch 16,822 students qualified, for Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine stream 654 qualified for it.

As many as 90,889 (95%) students, of 95,278 who took the test, have qualified the OJEE.

OJEE 2013 exam was conducted on May 12 for admission to admission into engineering, pharmacy, MBA, MCA among other streams in colleges in Odisha.

The Counseling for admission to first year degree courses in MBBS/BDS streams in government and private colleges of the state will be done by OJEE board as per the state merit list of NEET UG 2013 from CBSE/ Government of India.

Meanwhile, The Employment and Technical Education and Training (ET&T) department has asked the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) Committee to prepare the seat matrix of private professional and technical institutes as per its guidelines and not follow what the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has approved.

The department shot off a letter to Chairman of OJEE Prof L N Panda and said the seat matrix must be prepared as per its decisions sidelining the approval of the AICTE, which are not in line with the recommendation of the State Government.

Sources said the AICTE has not sent its approval for the enhanced 350 seats for College of Engineering and Technology (CET), a leading government institution.

"All our 11 branches are approved by the AICTE. The Government decision to increase the intake came earlier this year after the AICTE sanctioned its approval for the academic session. But, Since it is a government college, an AICTE approval is not required," Principal Prof P K Hota said.

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