Odisha Joint Entrance Examination News

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OJEE 2013 Results Announced, 95% Students Passed

The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination ( OJEE 2013 ) results announced on 30th May, 2013 Thursday.

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

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

In Engineering Sansit Patnaik from Bhubaneswar topper among boys in Engineering while Anubha Ashriya topper among girls in Engineering.

In Pharmacy Shiv Narayan Padhi from Berhampur topper among boys while Shibani Mishra from Berhampur topper among girls.

In MBA Ankit Tripathy from Dhenknal topper among boys while Banani Sarangi from Balesore district topper among girls.

In MCA D. Srikanta Purusa from Jeypore topper among boys while Kajal Kumari Nayak from Khalikote topper among girls.

The declaration of result will be followed by counseling. OJEE officials informed that the counseling is expected to begin by the second week of June.

“The counselling for OJEE depends on various factors like university results, diploma college results and national entrance test results. We can begin the counselling only after all these results are declared,” said an OJEE official.

Announcing the results, technical education minister Pratap Keshari Deb said, “OJEE was conducted with utmost discipline this year by implementing two-tier observer system and video recording important events of the examination process. The counselling will begin from second week of June.”

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 2013 as per the state merit list of NEET UG 2013 from CBSE / Government of India.

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Odisha prefers JEE, rejects NEET for Medical Entrance Test

Odisha government on 24th September, 2012 said it prefers Odisha Joint Entrance Examination ( OJEE ) for admission to under graduate courses in medical colleges to National Eligibility – cum – Entrance Test ( NEET ).

“We prefer JEE to NEET as students of Odisha may not compete with others in national level. We require more Odisha doctors as they will serve in rural pockets of the state,” said Health and Family Welfare Secretary P K Mohapatra.

Stating that the state faces shortage of doctors, he said there is no point in allowing students from other parts of the country to study under graduate course in medical colleges in the state.

“Once we accept NEET, the state would have to take outside students in medical colleges. It is not in the interest of the state,” Mohapatra said.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Damodar Rout said the state has presently implemented a policy where the students are required to work in rural areas for certain period or pay penalty.

“Once the students come through All India Medical Examination route, the state may not be able to make it mandatory for students to accept rural posting,” he said.

The state’s problem of doctors scarcity could not be solved if the government allows NEET instead of the state – level JEE, he added.