Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7:
The Supreme Court today ordered a stay on the order of the Odisha High Court on the conduct of special Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) test scheduled on August 10.
“There would be no further special OJEE test in Odisha till further orders,” Employment and Technical Education & Training minister Sanjay Dasburma informed the media here.
It may be recalled that the Odisha High Court on August 1 had directed the authorities of the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) to conduct a special entrance test for admission in the B Tech, MBC and MCA streams on August 10.
The directive of the court had come in response to a petition filed by the Odisha Private Engineering College Association (OPECA).
Stating that a total of 33,393 seats in the aforesaid streams had fallen vacant in several engineering colleges in the state after the conclusion of the OJEE counselling, the Association had prayed before the court to direct the OJEE authorities to conduct a special test to fill up these vacant seats.