Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, July 12:
The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) authorities have started the counseling process for admission into first year bachelors’ degree courses in Engineering and Architecture in both private and government run engineering colleges in Odisha from today.
As per the latest notification on the OJEE 2014 website, candidates who applied for OJEE 2014 admissions on the basis of JEE Main 2014, have been informed that the eligible students could sit for counseling in any of 23 Nodal Centres (including Bhubaneswar) in the state. The list of these centres are available on the website.
Hundreds of candidates today reported at BJB Autonomous College and OUAT University campus in Bhubaneswar at 9 am with their rank cards for document verification and choice locking for admission into B Tech 2014 courses.
The counseling continued till 6 pm. Along with document verification students also deposited part of the admission fee.
OJEE officials said during the choice filling, a candidate with rank card can choose different colleges by selecting different branches of engineering for admission. There is no limit for any applicant as far as the number of colleges he/she can opt for is concerned, they added.
In choice filling, candidates have to select colleges and courses they wish to join and arrange them in order of their priority- best choice, 1st choice and 2nd best choice and so on, they said.
The first round temporary seat allocation will be announced on July 25.
Withdrawal of University registration fee at Nodal centres is scheduled between July 26 and 27 for candidates who want to withdraw their choice colleges.
Final seat allocations will be announced on July 31.
There are around 42,000 seats available in engineering colleges in Odisha. 46,000 candidates, who have cleared the OJEE Main 2014 will be vying for these seats.
Th online registration for Odisha JEE counselling has started from July 8 and will continue till July 21. The qualified candidates of OJEE 2014 and other candidates who have cleared the national level tests can go through OJEE counseling website www.ojee.nic.in to participate in counseling process.
All necessary arrangements have been made at all the 23 nodal centres for guidance in registration, choice filling and locking at these centers during working hours- 9 am to 6 pm, OJEE sources said.