Bhubaneswar: As many as 249 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) seats are vacant after first round counselling by the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) this year.
Out of 1,042 MBBS and 122 BDS seats allotted in eight medical colleges and two dental colleges in the first round counselling, the admission was held for 933 MBBS seats, 37 BDS seats between July 6 and 10.
According to reports, the first phase admission was carried out for 1,164 seats in both the medical streams.
Sources said that the admission for 194 left over seat will take place during second round counselling scheduled between July 27 and 30 and during spot counselling from Agust 4 to 8.
The medical counselling for the year 2019 will conclude by August third week.
Notably, Odisha has total 1,400 medical (1,250 MBBS and 150 BDS) seats, out of which 1,219 seats will be filled by the state government as the remaining seats will be filled on central quota.