Orissa JEE panel gearing up for Online Counselling

The Committee of Joint Entrance Examination, Orissa, for 2010 here on Friday unveiled its plans and preparedness to conduct the first ever web-based online counselling-cum-admission for students aspiring to join professional programmes in the State.

The counselling and admission processes will be carried out through www.ojee.nic.in. Officials of government and private technical colleges have been briefed about the steps to be followed by students for getting admission into colleges of their choice.

JEE, Orissa, will come out with 16 nodal centres in different towns to facilitate admission process.

“We will request the police administration to make no-movement zone for outsiders within 200 metres from nodal centres. Once those processes are over, we will announce venue for nodal centres,” said JEE, Orissa, chairman Deb Kumar Tripahty here on Friday.

Number of nodal centres, which would be manned by five members each from JEE and colleges, were being finalized on basis of number of candidates appearing from any specific location.

Bhubaneswar is likely to have five of 16 nodal centres as majority of students had appeared JEE from here .

The qualified candidates of OJEE-10 are required to register online through Internet from places of their convenience through the OJEE counselling website to participate in counselling process. However, they will have to come to nodal centres for verification of documents and make initial admission payment. Roll number, application number and date of birth are essential to participate in the counselling.

“The admission processes involve a lot of complex procedures. Students and parents from different corners of the State are very keen to be brushed up on procedures. JEE authorities should have conducted a televised training programme for students on online counselling and admission process,” said Biswanath Mishra from Institute of Pharmacy and Technology, Salipur.

Sources said there was very slim chance of conducting of second round of JEE counselling this year. The leftover seats could be handed over to association or individual colleges to fill up. Similarly, Common Entrance Test, which was conducted by private colleges last year had been struck down.

Leftover Seats

Private colleges requested JEE authorities to convert leftover seats from reserved categories to general category soon after completion of first round of counselling.

Choice

This year students aspiring to join engineering courses could make their choices from 95 colleges where total 28508 seats are to be filled up. JEE Chairman said if new colleges entered the fray on or before June 30, they would be allowed to participate. Number of new colleges is said to be 12. Similarly, 686 seats in MBBS degree are available in six government and private colleges. As per the present position, 4177 seats in Masters in Business Administration are up for grabbing in 67 colleges.

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