Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 1:
Students of Odisha heaved a sigh of relief as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) uploaded the rank of the students for admission in B.Tech streams on its website today.
Students can download their rank card from the JEE Main website www.jeemain.nic.in
The CBSE has prepared the rank of the students by adding 60 percent marks secured by them in the JEE Main examination and 40 percent marks they had secured in the annual Plus Two examinations.
Students who have obtained rank in the JEE Main examination are eligible for admission in about 34,000 seats in 85 leading government and private technical institutes in the country including the National Institute of Technology (NIT).
Sources in the CBSE said while the announcement of JEE Main rank card was scheduled on June 24, it was delayed by a week as it had to wait for the annual Plus Two results sheets from some states.
The online registration for admission in the IIT, ISM-Dhanbad, NIT, IIIT and all government-aided institutes would begin from June 29 while the mock seat allocation would be held on July 2. The students will be allowed to go for choice locking till July 3.
Meanwhile, authorities of the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) have begun the process for counselling in the admission in the B.Tech streams after the announcement of the JEE Main rank cards.
“We have already announced the date for registration of the students having ranks for admission in the B.Tech first year on July 2. The online registration would continue till July 17. We have decided to open 18 nodal centres in the state by July 10 where the students can verify their documents and go for choice locking. While the temporary seat allotment would be held on July 20, the final seat allotment would be made on July 25. The students can get the details from the OJEE website www.ojee.nic.in ”, said OJEE chairman Tusharkant Nath.
He said the students can take admission in six government and 87 private engineering colleges in the state.
While six government engineering colleges have about 4000 B.Tech seats, there are more than 42,000 seats in 87 private engineering colleges in the state, he added.
It may be mentioned that the JEE Main examination was held in April this year in which about 13 lakhs students in the country including 50,000 students from Odisha had appeared.