NEW DELHI: In a major blow to Arindam Chaudhuri and the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, Delhi high court on Friday restrained them from offering MBA, BBA courses or advertising as a management and business school. Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also slapped a cost of Rs 25,000 on IIPM for misleading students by claiming to be a B-school even though it is not recognized by any statutory body including AICTE.
“IIPM admittedly does not have AICTE approval. It is thus not entitled to run a BBA or MBA course or to advertise itself as conducting any course or programme in management or to advertise itself as a management school or a business school or a B-school. We order accordingly,” the court noted in its verdict, given on a PIL.
Indicting the institute for “misleading” students and the general public HC issued a series of directions for IIPM. “IIPM and its management or officials including its dean Arindam Chaudhuri are restrained with immediate effect from using the word “MBA, BBA, management course, management school, business school or B-school” in relation to the courses or programmes being conducted by them or in relation to the representations if any made to the public,” the court said.
It also ordered Chaudhuri to prominently display on IIPM website that they are not recognized by any statutory body or authority. Further the court said IIPM must come clean on exact status of the foreign university, institution and/or its degree or certificate in the country of its origin, for whose degree or certificate the students are enrolling.
Students file case against IIPM management
JAIPUR. Jul1, 2014: Students of Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), Jaipur on Monday lodged a case of cheating against its national director Arindham Chaudhary and other authorities with the Gandhi Nagar police station. Students have alleged that they studied for the complete two years, cleared all the exams but the institute has failed to provide them the promised degree.
Ashish Soni, a resident of Kotputli, who is one of the complainants, said: “I took admission in this institute as they promised me of placement and degree after completion of two years of classroom programme. I completed my degree in 2012 but they had never released the results and so the degree.” They charged a hefty fee of nearly Rs 4.20 lakh which was paid by the compliant in the first six months by cheque and cash. “In the absence of any degree, I am still jobless and have been receiving notices from the bank on repayment of education loan,” said Soni.
A similar complaint was filed by nine students of the same batch. They demanded that they their degrees should be released immediately and they should be given compensation for being jobless effective from the last day of their academic session.