Big Relief for PGDM Institutions by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on EPSI’s Writ Petition

CoolAvenues Newswire | January 20,2014 03:35 pm IST

The Education Promotion Society of India, the national body of over 500 higher education institutions, has welcomed the restoration of autonomy of PGDM granting B-Schools..

On an application by EPSI, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on January 16 re-instated All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) as the regulatory body for PGDM institutions.

Accordingly AICTE is expected to take necessary steps to initiate the process of granting extension of approval for the academic year 2014-15 in compliance of Supreme Court’s earlier order dated August 28, 2013.

The Supreme Court passed an order stating that AICTE continues to be the regulatory body for the PGDM institutions and will be regulating the PGDM institutions for the academic year 2014-15.

“This is a big relief for the PGDM institutions that were concerned over UGC move to put them under State Universities. The MBA aspirants and their parents too can rest easy that the admission process will proceed unhindered as in the previous years,” said Dr H Chaturvedi, Alternate President of EPSI and Director, BIMTECH.

In an interactive meeting of PGDM institutions held at New Delhi on December 28, 2013 leading management academicians including Fr. E Abraham (Director, XLRI, Jamshedpur), Dr Pritam Singh (Director General, IMI), Prof Shesha Iyer (Director, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research), Prof Apoorva Palkar (President, AIMS), Prof Bibek Banerjee (Director, IMT), Dr Sunil Rai (Director, Goa Institute of Management), Dr J K Das (Director, FORE School of Management), Mr Sharad Jaipuria (Chairman, Jaipuria Group of Business Schools), Fr. Alex Ekka (Director,XISS) and Dr S Chatterjee (Dean, MDI) had expressed concerns over possible loss of autonomy that they have enjoyed so far. The meeting attended by over 100 Deans, Director and Presidents of PGDM institutions had unanimously decided to approach the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

It may be recalled that the draft regulations issued by the UGC on December 23, 2013 for technical institutions proposed withdrawl of the autonomy of PGDM institutions.



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