Satyajit Sahoo from Karnataka in Cuttack district topped the MBA list of the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE-2023), whose results were published on Friday.
Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Pritiranjan Gharai released the results booklet in the presence of department secretary Usha Padhee and OJEE Chairman Pravin Kumar Kar.
Satyajit, who completed his plus III in 2020-21, said he was preparing for OJEE-2023 along with other competitive examinations. “I contracted Covid twice after completing my graduation. I was facing other health problems. In 2021, my father was diagnosed with a kidney ailment. I could not concentrate on anything,” he added.
He was preparing for competitive exams to get jobs. “We spent a huge amount of money for me and my father’s treatment. Initially, my father underwent dialysis. But later doctors transplanted a kidney to save my father. Despite these emotional and financial issues, I tried to focus on my preparations and fortunately got the first rank in MBA,” he added.
The OJEE-2023 was conducted from May 8 to 15 at 44 centres in Odisha and outside the state. The examination was also conducted in Kolkata, Patna and Ranchi. A total of 55,979 candidates had registered for OJEE-2023, but 48,815 candidates (87%) appeared for the examination.
As many as 48,783 candidates received rank cards. A total of 32 candidates did not get any rank in their corresponding courses as per their performance in the examination, aid OJEE sources.
Among others, Rajat Satrusal was the topper for lateral entry to B Tech (diploma), Sourav Kumar Pati in B Pharm, Apurba Sundar Nayak in MCA/M Sc (computer science), Rashmi Ranjan Panigrahi in M Pharm.
Priyanka Kedia in M Arc, Priyanka Dey in integrated MBA along with B CAT, Sanchalli Gupta in BCAT (flim editing), Subhashree Mohanty in lateral entry to B Pharm, Rupal Ratnapriya for M Plan and Rakshit Raj Gupta in lateral entry to BTech (BSc).
(Source: OTV News)