Rashmi Ranjan

Bhubaneswar: The Director of Technical Education and Training, Odisha has written to the principals of government polytechnics and ITIs in the State urging them to open Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) centres at their institutes.

In a letter dated August 10, DTET director Reghu G has requested the principals of government polytechnics and ITIs across 16 districts—Bolangir, Deogarh, Boudh, Gajapati, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, Malakanagiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabarnagpur, Nayagarh, Nuapada, Puri and Sonepur to explore the possibilities of opening OJEE examination centres at their institutes.

As per the request of the OJEE Chairman, your Institution shall be visited jointly by the representatives of TATA Consultancy Services (TCS) Limited and OJEE to explore the possibilities of opening ensuing OJEE examination centres. You are therefore requested to extend full co-operation to the officials during the inspection, the letter read.

As part of the inspection, the staff would look at the available facilities of government Polytechnic or ITIs confirming to the requirement of Computer Based Test (CBT) scheduled to be held between September 9 and 15, the letter stated.

Notably on July 25, the OJEE authorities had added five more cities-- Angul, Baripada, Bargarh, Jeypore and Keonjhar to the list of the existing places as online examination centres.

Though the authorities had stated to declare the detailed schedule regarding the dates of examination and dates for downloading admit cards post assessment of the situation after July 31, it is yet to be announced.

(Edited By Devbrat Patnaik)

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