news Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 05:30
Arindam Chaudhuri; Image source: Arindam Chaudhuri/Facebook The Indian Institute of Planning and Management will be closing all of its 18 campuses in India by October this year - once the all the batches finish their courses.  A note on the IIPM website states that from 2015 IIPM has entered into "technical collaboration of knowledge sharing with various institutions in India & has stopped taking direct admissions." It reads: "As a part of the technical collaboration, IIPM primarily sends its researchers and faculty to take papers in other institutions and offer its 'Certificate in Planning and Entrepreneurship' to students in those institutions. All IIPM campuses now only have old students and these campuses are being shut down as and when old batches finish their courses. IIPM will be operative only in Delhi as a research and training institutions, the training will be imparted only to corporates or institutions who enter into a technical collaboration of knowledge sharing with IIPM. Every detail on this website applies to IIPM 1973-2014." Arindam Chaudhuri, the director of IIPM, told Business Standard, "We are no longer interested in directly offering education programmes to students since the processes itself are very complex. The series of negative campaigns also dissuaded IIPM from continuing further. I would rather concentrate on imparting education via a partner, while infrastructure and degrees/diploma can be dealt by the institute concerned," he said. In May this year, the Delhi Police had registered a case against IIPM founder Arindam Chaudhari after a complaint was filed by the University Grants Commission (UGC), accusing the institute of “cheating” and “fooling” its students. Also Read: Exclusive: Not shutting down IIPM brand says Arindam Chaudhuri
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