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The News Minute| September 26, 2014| 8.00 pm IST

A ‘maze created to entrap students’, ‘false and misleading prospectus’, ‘restrained with immediate effect from using the word “MBA, BBA, Management Course, Management School, Business School or B-School’. These are the harsh words used by the Delhi High Court in its verdict in a case against the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) run by the flamboyant Arindam Chaudhuri.

The order by a bench of the Delhi High Court on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that accused the UGC, AICTE and Union of India of not taking any action against IIPM and allowing it to ‘fraudulently’ use MBA/BBA has come as a big blow to the institute.

The Delhi High court has ordered that:

1. IIPM, its management / officials including its Dean Mr. Arindam Chaudhuri are restrained with immediate effect from using the word “MBA, BBA, Management Course, Management School, Business School or B-School” in relation to the Courses / programmes being conducted by them or in any prospectus.

2. IIPM and Dean Mr. Arindam Chaudhuri are directed to prominently display on the website of IIPM that they are not recognized by any statutory body / authority.

3. Within one week, IIPM and its Dean Arindam Chaudhuri should upload and display the judgement prominently on the website.

The court had scathing remarks to make on IIPM’s claim that they were recognized by International Management Institute, Brussels, Belgium.

The court observed that the IMI was ‘set up by the same Mr. Arindam Chaudhuri and his father Dr. Malay Chaudhuri.’

The court has called this a ‘maze created by IIPM to entrap students to enlist with it in the hope of acquiring a Qualification abroad’, and has directed that this advertisement should be immediately removed.

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