Commission to remove B-school from fake university list

June 27th, 2008 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) Friday agreed before the Delhi High Court to remove the name of Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) from the list of fake universities on its website. The IIPM also agreed to make it clear in its advertisements that the institute offers only certificate courses.

The institute would also clarify that its courses were aimed at making the students eligible for degree courses like MBA and BBA provided under International Management Institute (IMI), Belgium.

The IIPM moved the court after the UGC, in its website, listed it under “fake university alerts”.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher, in an interim order, had asked both UGC and IIPM to continue the arrangement till the final disposal of the writ petition and posted the matter for Aug 28.

The IIPM stated that it does not give any degrees and the move by the regulatory agency calling it ‘fake’ is unethical.

“You consult your respective clients (IIPM and UGC) on this issue and inform the court about possible settlement,” a vacation bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher had said earlier.

IIPM counsel A.S. Chandiok said: “We just impart financial training and do not give out any degrees. But such a categorisation is not correct and could give out wrong signals.”

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