Govt asked to conduct OJEE for B-Tech

Bhubaneswar: Hearing the plea of Odisha Private Engineering College Association (OPECA), the Orissa High Court has directed the State government to conduct Odisha joint entrance examination (OJEE) for BTech admissions in the State.

OPECA had moved the court challenging the State government’s decision to join the national-JEE Main exam for admissions into BTech. Admissions into BTech were conducted through national-JEE for the year 2014.

The court in its verdict has also stipulated the dates for notification, examination, and declaration of results. According to court order, June 1 has been set as the date for publication of notification regarding the examination, while June 24 for entrance examination and June 27 has been stipulated for publication of results. Counselling will be conducted between August 7 and 14, as per the court order.