Bhubaneswar: Odisha will not participate in All India Medical Entrance Examination. This was informed by the Health and family welfare secretary P K Mohapatra.
Mohapatra said to media that the state government prefers Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) for admission to under graduate courses in medical colleges to National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).
Stating that the state faces shortage of doctors, he said there is no point in allowing students from other parts of the country to study under graduate course in medical colleges in the state. "Once we accept NEET, the state would have to take outside students in medical colleges. It is not in the interest of the state," Mohapatra said.