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HC seeks to know the status of IIPM

DNBAN44113 | 7/5/2011 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :264

We run under Shops & Establishments Act, have never claimed to be varsity: institute

The Karnataka high court on Monday directed the state government, Bangalore University, Visvesvaraya Technological University, University Grants Commission and the All India Council for Technical Education to file their statements regarding the actual status of the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM).
The high court asked UGC to find out where IIPM fits in as an educational institution. The court directed the reply to be presented in 10 days. If the same is not done, the principal secretary to higher education department and secretary to UGC should be present before the court on July 14 with all relevant records.
Observing that IIPM was collecting a lot of money from students, justice S Abdul Nazeer sought to know under which Act the institution was being run. Counsel for IIPM submitted before the court that it was licensed under Shops and Establishments Act and never claimed be a university.
Praveen V Mesta and four others had filed a petition contending that they had joined IIPM for its MBA course by paying `4.7 lakh in two instalments. However, the classes were conducted at a godown in Electronics City. When the petitioners enquired with the staff about the authenticity of the course and poor conditions of the institute, it was revealed to them that IIPM was neither registered nor affiliated.
The petitioners, who were admitted to a two-year full time MBA degree in Planning and Entrepreneurship, complained that IIPM did not disclose the information regarding its registration, recognition, or affiliation.

High court directs UGC to find out where IIPM fits in as an educational institution

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