The Integrated Master of Business Administration (IMBA) Programme, under CBCS, a dual degree five year integrated full-time professional Degree Programme, shall have ten semesters. After successful completion of first six semesters, Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours [BBA (Hons.)]Degree will be awarded with Distinction to qualified students. Further, Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree shall be awarded after completion of the last four semesters (i.e. 7th to 10th Semesters) of the programme.
The duration of the programme shall be 5 years with 10 semesters. Odd semester is from July to December (i.e. 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th semester) and even semester is from January to May (i.e. 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th semester). The examination shall be held tentatively in the month of December and May for odd and even semesters respectively.
Number of Papers (Semester wise):
During the course a student has to take the following papers with marks along with their respective credits as given below.
|Semester||No. of Papers||Credit||Marks|
Out of the eight papers, four papers in 8th Semester and out of the seven papers, four papers in 9th & 10th Semester respectively are electives (two papers from two groups) and all the other papers will be compulsory.
Eligibility Criteria for Admission:
The candidate should have passed +2 Examination of C.H.S.E., Odisha or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 45% marks in aggregate. The selection will be based on the career and written test with equal weightage.
Lateral Entry Provision:
There shall be a provision for lateral entry into IMBA Programme in 7th Semester against vacant seats. The lateral entry shall be made through an entrance process same as followed in MBA (Regular) Programme from among the BBA students only.
A student has to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in a Semester to be permitted to sit for the semester examination. However, a student with 60% of attendance would be permitted for end semester examination with submission of a medical certificate.
There will be approximately 40 classes of one hour duration for each 100 marks paper in a semester.
A paper having no practical shall consist of three components as:
(i) Mid-Semester Exam. 20%(ii) End-SemesterExam. 70%
(iii) Continuous evaluation in terms of Class tests,
Quizzes, Class participation etc. 10%
The papers having practical examinations shall consist of three components as:
(i) Mid-Semester Exam. (Theory) 20%(ii) End-SemesterExam. (Theory) 50%
(iii) Practical Exam. 30%
A candidate has to secure at least 40% marks both in theory and practical separately to pass the paper and 50% in aggregate in order to pass the examination. The class/division will be awarded on the average performance of the candidate in the first six semesters for BBA (Hons.) and in the last four Semesters for MBA degree as follows:
Particulars For BBA For MBA
50%, but less than 60% 2nd Class (Hons) 2nd Class
60%and above 1st Class (Hons.) 1st Class
Students securing 50% marks in aggregate in first six semesters in first attempt shall be awarded Distinction at BBA (Hons.) examination. Distinction will not be awarded to candidates with back papers. There shall be no provision for third class. A student securing less than 40% in any paper shall be required to sit for the said paper twice within two next consecutive end-term examinations. However, if a candidate has failed in aggregate, he/she shall have the option of appearing either in all papers or in specified paper (s) of his/her choice. His/her Class test and Mid-term marks will remain valid. A student would be required to complete the course within eight academic years from the date of admission.
A student seeking admission into MBA Programme shall have to pass the BBA (Hons.) Examinations. However, candidates having back paper(s) have to clear them before getting admission into MBA Programme. In such cases, the admission shall be beyond the sanctioned strength.