Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) governed by Employment and Technical Education & Training(ETET) Department, Government of Odisha came out with the concept of holding a common admission test for all the Professional degree courses (B.Tech. / MBBS / BDS / MBA / MCA /MCA Dual Degree/ MAM /Architecture /Pharmacy/ PGAT/ PGDM/ PGCM/ PGDM [Executive] / M.Tech / M.Pharm / M. Arch) of the state. The basic purpose was to select candidates for consideration for admission to the State Colleges (Both private and Govt.) on the basis of the results of a single competitive examination, which would lead to saving of time, energy and expenditure on the part of the candidates in appearing at number of entrance tests.
The OJEE is responsible for conducting the entrance examination, generation of ranks and carrying out the counselling process for admission into professional courses with a view to produce quality technical manpower in the field of Engineering and Technology, Medical, Pharmacy, Management programs in approved Govt. / Govt. aided / Self-financed Institutions and University / Departments following the norms and standards as prescribed by AICTE, MCI and other governing councils.
In the year 2010, as per decision of the state government, the web based online counselling system has been adopted for making merit based admissions.
The main objectives of web based counselling system are:
Providing enough time to counselees for submission, change, delete, re-ordering of multiple choices from anywhere any time before final locking at nodal centres.