All the medical seats under the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) were filled up in the three government medical colleges after the final allotment was declared on Wednesday.
Eight seats reserved under the Schedule Caste and the Scheduled Tribe category, which had remained vacant after the first allotment, were also filled up this time.
More than 2,800 students were vying for 650 seats available under the medical colleges across the State. All the OJEE seats for the top three government medical colleges __ SCB Medical College, Cuttack, VSS Medical College, Burla and MKCG Medical College, Berhampur __ have been filled up.
Around 22 seats in each of these colleges will be filled up by the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) counselling. Two seats, which were vacant in Hi Tech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, under the SC category, and six seats under the ST category in the college’s Rourkela branch, were also filled up.
In Hi Tech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, all the 100 seats have been filled up. As the seats under the NRI category were vacant, these seats were automatically converted to the general category and filled up accordingly.
In Hi Tech Medical College, Rourkela, 85 seats under the OJEE were filled up, but the rest 15 seats under the AIPMT could not be filled up. “Around 10 out of 85 seats under OJEE were filled under the Western Odisha quota. As there is a High Court stay order on 15 per cent of the seats in the college, those cannot be filled till the case is settled,” an OJEE official said.
Around 42 of BDS 50 seats have been filled in SCB Dental College. The Hi Tech Dental College saw 55 out of 100 seats being filled up.
More than 170 students, who had registered and gone through document verification, could not get seats.
The OJEE officials have stated that if 15 per cent seats under AIPMT in the three government colleges remain vacant after AIPMT counselling, then the OJEE would organise a second round of counselling to fill up these seats.