To improve the current condition of admissions in Odisha engineering colleges, the State Government will go the JoSAA way.
Odisha government will be adopting the JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) method for admission to engineering colleges in the state. The government, along with optimising admissions to government engineering colleges, was also looking into proving the financially weak but commendable students with an opportunity to study in these colleges.
According to the latest system, students will be required to make a deposit to Odisha JEE of Rs. 25,000 as part- payment of admission fee, instead of the college. This provides students with the opportunity to either remain in or opt out of the system.
Previously, students who were registered for admissions had to go to the nodal centres, during the counselling rounds for verification. At the allotment of seats, students had to decide. Now, as per the new system, a temporary allotment will be made by OJEE. The selected candidates will participate in the counselling and pay part of the admission fee with OJEE, till the admissions conclude. At the final phase of closure of admissions, students can pay the rest of the fees to the college they are enrolled in.
The aim of this move is to reduce the burden of students having to visit the nodal centers. This move will also enable students to change their colleges, if they wish to, in between the three phases of admissions. In case a student wishes to withdraw his/ her admission, then they would be refunded the admission fee.
Tushar Nath expressed his view saying that there are many smart and capable students who may lack the finances to take admission in these colleges. This method will enable them to secure admission in government colleges via the upgrade of ranks.
College admissions will be conducted on the basis of upgrade of ranks. Final list of admission will be released after the three phases of counselling. This new move will also help in the reduction of the number of vacant seats in government engineering colleges where students who get selected in NITs and IITs, withdraw their admissions.