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Detailed discussions on benefits and drawbacks of two types of counselling held: official
Last year JEE had put a full stop to the traditional centralised counselling
BHUBANESWAR: The uncertainty over the mode of counselling continued as the State government sought another three days for taking a decision whether to go for web-based or centralised counselling for admission into technical institutions of the State.
A high-level meeting, chaired by Chief Secretary Bijay Patnaik, heard different stakeholders at the State secretariat and announced that the State government would analyse the feedbacks before taking a decision.
Emerging from the meeting vice chairman of JEE Sitaram Mohapatra said the counselling would be completed by August while classes would commence from September 1.
He said detailed discussions on benefits and drawbacks of web-based system and centralised counselling were held in the meeting.
Committee of Joint Entrance Examination had announced results of entrance test on Thursday, but students and parents had no idea as to which methods they would be prescribed.
Joint Entrance Examination last year had put a full stop to the traditional centralised counselling process and had gone for web-based counselling.
The Orissa Private Engineering College Association, however, alleged that a large number of seats had fallen vacant due to change in process.
OPECA honorary secretary Binod Dash, who participated in the Friday's meeting, suggested that instead of web-based counselling the JEE Committee could think of decentralising the centralised counselling. Multiple centres could be set up for centralised counselling while a special cell in JEE could oversee the proceedings, Mr. Dash said.
OPECA representatives said the web-based counselling had caused lot of confusion regarding display of seat vacancies in various centre, seat adjustment and filling up of seats those come under reservation category.
“We hope all contentious issues would be sorted out this year,” Mr. Dash said.
Top officials said the committee of JEE would go by the High Court's decision regarding minimum 50 per cent marks in Plus II examinations for getting admissions in a technical institution.
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