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Special OJEE held; results by July 27, 2015

As per the directive of the Odisha High Court, the State government on Sunday conducted a Special Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) to fill up around 37,000 vacant seats in different engineering colleges for B. Tech courses. Around 8,000 students appeared in the examination.

The examination, which was held at 15 centres in Bhubaneswar, began at 10 am and concluded at 12 noon. The results of the Special OJEE would be announced by July 27 while the counselling for the qualifying students would be held between August 8 and 14.

The second phase counselling for the JEE Main qualifying students would begin from August first week.

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Engineering college seat hike subjected to HC verdict

The Odisha High Court directed the BPUT and OJEE authorities to bring out advertisements mentioning that the validity of enhanced B.Tech seats in government colleges of the State are subjected to the court’s decision on the main writ petition.

A Division Bench of the court comprising Justices Indrajit Mohanty and DP Choudhury in an interim order said the court had passed an interim order on June 30, 2015 stating that the six government engineering colleges have enhanced their B.Tech seats for the 2015-16 academic sessions pending an approval from the AICTE.

However, when the court observed that the colleges through the OJEE are admitting students against the unapproved enhanced seats, the court observed that any action taken shall be subjected to the petition and this ought to be brought to the notice of the aspiring students.