Bhubaneswar: In what is being said as the last option to fill up large scale vacancies in engineering streams, as many as 6,921 students have enrolled for the second Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE).
OJEE chairman Tushar Kumar Nath informed that 5,766 students have applied for the test for admissions into B-Tech, 905 students for MBA and 250 students for MCA stream after the last day of filing applications ended here on Monday.
Nath further stated that second OJEE will be held on August 10 from 5 pm to 6 pm at Bhubaneswar.
Earlier, Orissa High Court on August 4 had directed for the second OJEE on hearing a petition filed by Odisha Private Engineering Colleges Association (OPECA) to fill up vacant seats in B-Tech stream lying vacant in the ‘reserved category.’
The Court had made it clear that general and reserve category students can appear for the special OJEE for MBA and MCA. The general category students on merit can be allowed to take admissions if there is still vacancy under the reserve category.
Besides, the Court had also directed to State Government to complete the entire admission process by August 14.
Tusar Nath, OJEE chairman, said, “Results will be declared on August 11. Choice filling will be on August 12 and the final list will be out on August 13. Students will report to respective institutes on August 14.”