UGC says IIPM is not recognised, can't award degrees

Jul 19, 2012 20:31 IST

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New Delhi:University Grants Commission(UGC) today said it does not recognise Indian Institute ofPlanning and Management (IIPM) which has several campusesacross the country.

It also said the institute is not entitled to awarddegrees."IIPM is not an university within the meaning of theUGC Act. Further, as per section 22 of the Act, IIPM does nothave the right of conferring or granting degrees as specified

under the Act," the UGC said in a public notice.

The UGC said that IIPM is not a recognised university.

The commission, which has been updating the studentsabout fake universities and institutes in the country, alsomade it clear that only universities which are establishedunder UGC Act or an institute especially empowered byParliament to award degrees can confer or grant degrees.

"IIPM is neither entitled to award MBA, BBA, BCA degreenot is it recognised by UGC," the commission said.The public notice against IIPM is, however, not the firstone as UGC has earlier too issued such notice cautioning thestudents against the institute awarding degrees.