Admission to Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) programmes commenced in the State from Friday.
However, a little over 3,600 students with JEE (main) rankings have taken admission to these seats in the OJEE counselling held in July this year.
This apart, 48 out of 50 BDS seats in SCB Dental College have also been filled up.
The second round admission to MBBS and BDS courses in 10 medical and dental colleges across the State began on Tuesday.
As per Odisha Joint Entrance Examination notification, 14,627 students appeared for the entrance out of which 14,622 candidates were allotted ranks.
The direction came a day after Parents’ Association approached the department alleging that the medical college has been demanding double the amount fixed by the government.
Odisha has total 1,400 medical (1,250 MBBS and 150 BDS) seats, of which only 1,219 seats will be filled by the state government as the remaining seats belong to central quota.
The total BTech seat strength in Odisha has come down from 38,296 in 2018-19 to 34,223 in 2019-20.
A total of 170 students took admission to MBBS course in SCBMCH on the day, said OJEE Chairman SK Chand.
Candidates are required to submit online application and fee between June 30 and July 10 and download admit card from July 15.
The state merit list will be published on July 1 and the choice filing and locking will take place on July 1 and July 2.
OJEE officials said admission into engineering and other professional courses will begin shortly after publication of notification within a week.
While Pradeep Kumar Kampa has topped the test in MBA, Smitarani Choudhury ranked number one in MCA course.