Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, May 7:
Following the expose’ by the media over the controversial transfer of engineering students to College of Engineering and Technology (CET) at Bhubaneswar, causing great embarrassment to the Odisha government, the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) board today decided to set up a JEE Medical Board which will decide on applications of students seeking transfers to other colleges on health grounds.
The BPUT board decided to permit a maximum of five students from each branch for transfer to other colleges every year. It has decided to make a provision that students can not seek transfer to any college within a radius of 50 km, the BPUT registar Mihir Nayak told media persons here.
The board meeting, which was called in a hurry was held at the state secretariat here and was attended by the ET&T secretary Chandra Sekhar Kumar.
It may be noted here that the local media had raised questions over many students with very low marks in Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) managing transfers to CET under the inter-college transfer provision, on health grounds.
Meanwhile, the BPUT board has decided to distribute certificates to the agitating Regional College of Management (RCM) students soon.
“We will give certificates to the students soon, may be within a month,” said Nayak.
The RCM students have been protesting for more than 80 days demanding original certificates for their courses.
They had clashed with the police while protesting the apathy of the government at Raj Bhawan and later at Lower PMG square