Bhubaneswar, Jan 22: Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) is not a bar for admission in engineering courses this year. Intending students can take admission in engineering without qualifying the OJEE entrance.
The Orissa High Court has eased the engineering admission process with revamping the essential OJEE criteria for the students. Hearing a petition filed by the Odisha Private Engineering College Association (OPECA) the court ordered so.
As on the order, the government has to decide the admission of a student basing upon his entry level qualification and eligibility. However, the state government has been directed to formulate due guidelines to select students fulfilling the eligibility criterion. After verifying eligibility criteria, candidates will be allowed to take admission in various engineering colleges.
It’s worth mentioning that due to Covid -19 pandemic OJEE entrance test could not be held in time. While a large number of students could appear OJEE entrance due to lack of communication facility. That is why large segment of aspirants could not take admission in their respective streams of engineering. Similarly, a large mass of students intending engineering degree could not qualify in OJEE due to uncertainty broke for Corona.
On the other hand, engineering institutions could not fulfil their approved number of seats in this session. Now the in time order of the High Court solves all the problems of the students and the private engineering college management. The students who could not appear OJEE will be considered for admission.