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Policy Planning Board recommends State to Join JEE (Mains)

Bhubaneswar, Nov 08: The long-wait of students is now over as the the policy planning board (PPB) of the Odisha government took the the final decision by recommending the state to join all-India examination (JEE Mains). The students were in a state of uncertainty whether they would appear the exam or not for engineering courses.

The admissions to the courses like MCA, MBA, engineering and pharmacy would be done through OJEE. However, the panel left the final decision on the state government on which route the students would get the admission into engineering courses either through JEE Mains or OJEE.

The Policy Planning Board (PPB), headed by former Odisha High Court judge Justice AK Parischa, of the Technical Education department met on Friday to take a final decision. The panel decided that the students aspiring to get admissions to engineering courses would appear in the all India examination (JEE Mains) like previous year.

The state government has been under pressure from the engineering colleges to withdraw from the all-India examination (JEE Mains) for admission to premier technical colleges. They have been suggesting to revive the Odisha JEE. 

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