Inter college transfer row: After media expose, BPUT decides to form policy


Bhubaneswar: The Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) authorities on Wednesday announced to set up joint entrance examination (JEE) Medical Board, which would decide on applications of students seeking transfers to other colleges on health grounds.

It can be recalled that recently a section of press had exposed how some engineering students with low scores in the Odisha JEE managed to take admission on transfer cases under health grounds in College of Engineering and Technology (CET), Bhubaneswar, where the cut off mark was much higher.

After a board meeting held in the state secretariat in presence ET&T secretary Chandra Sekhar Kumar, BPUT authorities informed the media that it was decided in the Wednesday meeting to permit a maximum of five students from each branch for transfer to other colleges every year. It has decided to make a provision that students cannot seek transfer to any college within a radius of 50 km, BPUT officials added.

The board meet also decided to distribute certificates to the agitating Regional College of Management (RCM), Bhubaneswar students soon, who have been protesting for more than 80 days demanding original certificates for their courses, sources said.