There will be no negative marking in OJEE 2013 entrance exam for this year, government authorities said.
Chandra Sekhar Kumar, Secretary Technical Education and Training said, "The government decided to to do away with negative marks as students getting less than zero also got admission, the previous year. A large number of seats left vacant," Four wroing answers fetched one negative mark in OJEE.
Official source said the questions will be evaluated under a percentile system. However, those leaving their OMR (optical mark recognition) answer sheets blank will stand disqualified. besides, the government has decided to make the application filling up process completely online.
Th government decided to offer integrated and dual degree in engineering and management programmes from the coming academic session 2013. Students can take admission in courses such and B.Tech and MBA or B.Tech & M.Tech.
The scrunity committee of employment and technical education department has recently decided that Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) will inspect infrastructure of colleges interested in offering dual degrees. The varsity can allow, allowing such colleges to run such dual degree programmes after the colleges obtain no objection certificates from the government. BPUT will develop syllabus for the integrated courses and students would be drawn through the OJEE.