BHUBANESWAR: The Employment and Technical Education and Training (ETET) Department has allowed the management colleges of the State to admit students into integrated Master of Applied Management (MAM) based on Plus Two marks.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) introduced the five year dual degree course MAM in 2012. The five year course was introduced to integrate the existing under-graduate and post-graduate management courses.
Lack of awareness has led to vacancies in MAM course in several management colleges. As the worrying trend of increasing vacant seats in MAM continued year after year, the Orissa Management College Association (OMCA) approached the ETET Department requesting them to allow admission of students based on their Plus Two marks.
Acting on their request, the ETET Department allowed admission of students into the first year of the integrated management course based on Plus Two marks.
The first selection into MAM course will be conducted through the merit list prepared by Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) after which the students will be admitted based on the Plus Two marks.
Only students of Science and Commerce streams can take admission based on marks. In case the seats remain vacant even after that, the management colleges can admit students from diploma engineering courses and students from Plus Two vocational courses.
The students wanting to take admission to MAM course solely based on marks will have to secure the minimum qualifying marks prescribed by AICTE. The existing rules can be altered by the ETET Department based on the future requirements of the course.