BHUBANESWAR: The OJEE authorities on Thursday issued a notice for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test ( NEET ) (undergraduate)-2021 qualified state candidates regarding counselling and admission to MBBS/BDS courses in Odisha . The online counselling process for these candidates will start from November 29.
SK Chand, OJEE chairman, said admission to MBBS/BDS seats of different government and Hi-Tech medical (private) colleges of the state will be done for the session 2021-22 on the basis of NEET (UG) 2021 merit list. “The online counselling process will start from November 29 and the detailed schedule will be published on the OJEE website,” he added.
He advised the candidates to keep in touch with websites www.ojee.nic.in or www.odishajee.com and OJEE android app for latest information on counselling. Admission will be conducted for 1450 MBBS seats in Odisha this year up from 1350 seats last year. The newly established medical college at Puri will be adding 100 seats this year.
Odisha has eight state-run and two private-run medical colleges with 1450 seats besides 500 seats of two deemed to be universities. While OJEE authorities hold counselling for the 10 medical colleges (including two private ones), the deemed to be universities have their different arrangement for admission of their 500 MBBS seats.
The SCB Medical College and Hospital Cuttack and MKCG Medical College and Hospital Berhampur have 250 MBBS seats each, while the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Education and Research (VIMSAR), Burla , has 200 seats. Similarly, the medical colleges at Koraput and Baripada have 125 MBBS seats each, but the medical colleges at Balangir, Balasore and Puri have 100 seats each.
The medical council committee (MCC) under the Union ministry of health and family welfare will issue the notification soon to start the seat allotment process for all-India quota. Students qualified in the NEET UG-2021 can take part in the counselling process.
The OJEE, which is conducting the medical counselling process in Odisha, will allot only 85 percent of medical seats leaving the 15 per cent to all-India quota. After admission into the national quota, the left-out (vacant) seats will be handed over to the state.
OJEE sources said it will conduct counselling for medical seats after MCC starts their counselling process. The schedule for the counselling process will be notified before the process begins.