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Remove IIPM`s name from fake university list, HC tells UGC

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on 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.



New Delhi, June 27: The University Grants
Commission (UGC) on 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 - provide under International Management
Institute (IMI), Belgium.

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

"In view of the settlement between parties, UGC shall
remove the name of IIPM from the list of fake university,"
Justice Shakdher said.

The order came after IIPM and UGC arrived at the
settlement as an interim arrangement following the court's
earlier direction to sort out the dispute amicably after the
regulatory body declared the IIPM as a "fake university".

The court was hearing a petition filed by IIPM seeking
direction to UGC to withdraw its declaration that the
technical management institute was a "fake university" from
its website.

Earlier, the institute had contended that it was
imparting technical education and offering certificate course
to make the students eligible for degree courses like - MBA
and BBA - provide under IMI, Belgium.

It was alleged by IIPM that the UGC took the decision
without giving it a chance to present its views before the
regulatory body. The UGC, however, opposed the contention and
said that the management school representative failed to
appear before it to clarify their position.

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