Over 300 from State clear JEE Advanced
Students from Odisha have performed exceptionally well in the JEE (Advanced) examination results of which were announced on Sunday.
BHUBANESWAR: Students from Odisha have performed exceptionally well in the JEE (Advanced) examination results of which were announced on Sunday.
Over 11,000 seats from 23 IITs across the country are up for grabs this year. Although a consolidated figure is yet to be available, unconfirmed sources put the total number of students who qualified from Odisha at above 300.
The number of qualifications from the State is stated to be substantially high as compared to previous years if one goes by performance of students from individual schools. Swastik Sahu of Mother’s Public School emerged as the topper in Odisha with an All India Rank (AIR) of 382.
As many as 64 students from DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur are in the merit list. Ritesh Nayak and Suvam Sourav were placed at 244 and 250 ranks respectively in the Special Category of the merit list. Similarly Sourav Suman was ranked 1729th while Adarsh Patnaik got 1965th place. Six students were among the top 2000 ranks, 14 within 5,000 ranks and 28 were placed within 10,000 places, the school said.
With the announcement of the results, the process for admission has started. Those who qualified will have to register with Joint Seat Allotment Authority (JoSAA) for admission into IITs and National Institute of Technology (NITs). The JoSAA will come out with the allotment list.
Similarly, Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) is also readying its counselling process for admission into engineering colleges for candidates who will be on the State list. The counselling schedule is expected to be announced in a couple of days once National Informatics Centre finalises the platform with the revised features.
As the OJEE admission process is not far away, Odisha Private Engineering Colleges Association (OPECA) has demanded that the Government roll back its order for payment of admission fee which has been revised to `25,000. It will pinch students from economically weaker sections, the body said.
It has also demanded that all India quota be raised to 40 per cent from the existing 15 per cent. Since more than 60 per cent of seats are lying vacant for the last four years, a revision will help the private engineering colleges.
‘’By the third round of counselling, outside students are called for admission which is very late and aspirants from other States seek alternatives. Besides, since Odisha has joined the JEE (Main) mode of entrance, the all India quota system holds no relevance,’’ honourary secretary of OPECA Binod Dash said.