The 2nd JEE 2017, rather known as Special OJEE 2017 will be conducted on August 10 between 5 pm to 6 pm. The candidates who had appeared the OJEE 2017 earlier this year and had qualified, will not be taking the test as the test is primarily here to provided second chance at admission to the students who got low ranks the first time around.
After the exam is conducted on August 10 for B.Tech, MBA and MCA aspirants, the results would be declared by August 11 as the admission process is supposed to be wrapped up within a week from now.
Odisha government provides another opportunity for candidates seeking B. Tech (reserved category) admissions. On 3rd August, Odisha High Court has instructed the state government to hold second Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) 2017 to fill a massive number of unoccupied B Tech seats in reserved category. JEE is an engineering entrance exam organized for admissions to enrol in engineering colleges in India. It comprises 2 different exams: The JEE Main and the JEE Advanced.
As per the obtained report, even after the first completed admission process, almost 94% seats still linger vacant in both private and government engineering colleges. Going by the previous records, it is the 4th successive year that the same directions to conduct a special JEE have been issued by the Orissa HC.
DP Das, advocate said, “The Court has asked competent authorities including State government to hold the special JEE for filling up vacancies for reserved category students”
He further said, “The general and reserve category students can appear for the special OJEE and second OJEE for MBA and MCA. The general category students on merit can be allowed to take admissions if there is still vacancy under the reserve category,”
By 14th August, the state is expected to complete the admission procedure.
Vineet Saran, Chief Justice while heading a division bench asked the state to conduct another exam to pack the available seats in the reserved category. The decision is taken after considering a filed petition by OPECA. Odisha Private Engineering College Association (OPECA) considers false placement issue has influenced the exam admissions.
As per the reports, in the state, there are around 8 government and 88 private colleges. Despite 8,151 out of 43,000 seats reserved for engineering colleges, there have been huge vacated seats in almost 8 colleges this year for B. Tech.