The government issued orders on Monday fixing eligibility criteria for admission to the new courses approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in professional colleges during 2013-14.
The new courses approved by AICTE are a 5-year dual degree course in management; five-and-a-half-year integrated course in management leading to award of Master of Management (Engineering - MTM, Pharmacy - MTM, Pharmacy - MPM) and a six-and-a-half- year Master of Management in Architecture (MARM); a separate division for conducting two-year MCA course; five-year dual MCA degree; lateral entry scheme (20 pc supernumerary seats) for BCA and BSc (IT/CS) graduates for admission to second year of MCA; separate division for conducting 3-year engineering & technology courses for diploma holders and B.Sc graduates.
After discussing the new courses with officials of the APSCHE, the government felt that in view of the short time at its disposal to adhere to the admission schedule it would be better to issue operating guidelines on admissions to the new courses instead of amending the rules.
For the integrated courses in management and master of management in architecture, the qualification will be the same as that for bachelor-degree courses. Admissions will be to the second year and will be based on first-year exam results. Degree in engineering/pharma/architecture will be awarded after four and five years respectively. Masters degrees will be awarded after completion of the respective courses.
The director (admissions) of the university concerned will accord approval for the admissions made for the courses following the regular admission rules as prescribed in the relevant GOs and the above said admission process and sanctioned intake (60 seats). If students admitted under Category-B in first year are selected for the integrated course, they will be treated as admitted under Category-B only.
Intermediate with 45 pc marks (40 pc for reserved categories) will be the qualification for dual-degree in management. For 2013-14, admissions will be based on merit in the qualifying exams.
Admissions shall be done on the basis of separate merit list of students passed in science (20 seats), commerce (20 seats) and arts (20 seats). In case of non- availability of students, the remaining seats in the stream may be allotted to students from other two streams on equal basis. In case of non-availability of students from two streams, remaining seats in those streams may be allotted to students from third stream. No PIO/NRI seats shall be allotted for these courses.
The Bachelor of Management (BM) degree will be awarded after 3 years, Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) after 4 years and Master of Applied Management (MAM) after 5 years.