Bhubaneswar: The first phase of admissions into MBBS and BDS courses in 10 medical colleges of the State began from today at the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) cell, Gandamunda in Bhubaneswar.

On the first day of the provisional admission process, candidates who were allotted seats for SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, completed the procedure.

First round admission into MBBS seats at MKCG Medical College, Berhampur will be held on July 7, VSS IMSAR, Burla and Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College, Baripada on July 8, Govt Medical College, Bolangir; Govt Medical College, Balasore and SLN Medical College and Hospital, Koraput on July 9, Hi-tech Medical College, Bhubaneswar on July 10.

For BDS seats, admission will be held at SCB Dental College, Cuttack and Hi-tech Dental College, Bhubaneswar on July 10.

Out of the total 1,219 seats reserved under the State quota, seats have been allotted to 1,164 candidates who have qualified the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).

OJEE chairman Sudeep Kumar Chand informed that the admission will continue till July 10. “The detailed schedule has been published on the OJEE website. Besides, a list of documents required for the admission has been mentioned. Students must carry residential certificate, allotment letter and submit fees during the admission,” said Chand.

On Tuesday, State Merit List was published on OJEE's official website for MBBS and BDS candidates who have completed their document verification. Sources said 3657 candidates have been allotted ranks for admissions into MBBS and BDS programmes in Odisha medical and dental colleges for 2019-20 session.