A warning has been issued by the UGC (University Grants Commission via a public notice saying that IIPM- Indian Institute of Planning and Management) is not an authorized university and does not have any rights to grant degrees.
The notice stated that "The public an students are also hereby informed that the Universities established either by a Central Act or a state Act or institution deemed to the University under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act can grant only those degrees which are being specified by the UGC under Section 22 (3) of the UGC Act-1956."
IIPM is not being registered under AICTE nor sought permission from UGC. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), country's technical education regulator, has listed all of IIPM's branches under its list of 330-odd unapproved institutions, it says it cannot do anything beyond this as IIPM is not registered with AICTE.
UGC noticed that "Indian Institute of Planning and Management is not a university within the meaning of Section 2(f) of the UGC Act 1956. Further as per section 22 of the UGC Act 1956, IIPM does not have the right of conferring or granting degrees as .specific of conferring or granting degrees by the UGC under Section 22 (3) of the UGC Act.It is further clarified for information that IIPM is neither entitled to award MBA/BBA/BCA degree nor it is recognised by UGC."
IIPM has 18 branches throughout the country offering courses in Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Executive MBA and Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA).
It has been made clear that despite issuing notices and warning students against unapproved institutions like IIPM, if parents and students do not pay attention to this then , regulatory bodies are not anymore responsible for this. See Public Notification.
What are you waiting for. Please take up initiatives in spreading this news to other students as well as parents. You have the Right To Information. Then why not inquire about the institution before applying for it. Wake Up right now and choose the best institution.