IIPM was set up in 1973, in an era when there were no established governing bodies to regulate Business Education. Three decades later, in 2004, after thousands of students graduated from the institute and we became big AICTE started sending us notices to take approval which we vehemently resisted to maintain our academic independence and because we were convinced that IIPM didn’t fall under AICTE as per law. While AICTE used other government mediums and media to continuously defame us, IIPM kept growing and kept fighting AICTE in the courts of law. Finally in 2019, 15 years later, IIPM won in the Supreme Court of India.

Here is a brief about the entire chronology of IIPM’s wins at regular intervals wrt to AICTE & UGC

1. On 09.02.04, AICTE wrote to IIPM with the subject "violation of norms and standards by Technical institutions - conducting unapproved courses" and mentioned that based on the recommendations of the high power committee on prevention of malpractices in Technical Education constituted by the chairman AICTE, it has been decided that no further action is required to be taken against IIPM regarding conduct of unapproved courses.

THIS WAS OUR FIRST WIN from within AICTE itself. However later it went against its own recommendation and again sent notices to IIPM (which was challenged and won by IIPM as you will read in the 3rd and 4th points below).

2. Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) No. 4567 of 2008, vide Order dated 27.06.2008 had directed UGC to remove the name of IIPM from the list of state wise fake universities.

THIS WAS OUR SECOND WIN which has been PERMANENTLY wrt the issue of UGC and it’s fake claim about IIPM being a fake university.

3. Relevant portion of the AICTE order dated 30.05.13 in the IIPM's case at the High Court:

We do not see any merits in the submission of learned counsel for the respondent. In view of the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Association of Management of Private Colleges (Supra), clearly AICTE is not concerned with the courses run by the petitioner. As per the findings recorded by the respondent, the petitioner is said to be running MBA and BBA courses. Hence AICTE would have no jurisdiction.

THIS CLARIFIES THAT IN TERMS OF AICTE, IIPM PROGRAMS ARE PERFECTLY LEGAL

4. Relevant portion of the AICTE order dated 24.07.19 in the case of the IIPM at the Supreme Court is as follows:

The question as to whether the MBA course comes within the expression “technical education” under Section 2(g) of the All India Council for Technical Education Act, has been answered in the negative in Association of Management of Private Colleges vs. All India Council for Technical Education and Other (2013) 8 SCC 271. We, therefore, will have no ground to interfere with the orders impugned in the special leave petitions. The same are, accordingly, dismissed.

ON OUR PREVIOUS WIN IN HC, AICTE WENT TO THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

AND THIS BECAME OUR FINAL AND PERMANENT WIN WRT TO AICTE.

THUS POINT NUMBER 2. WOULD SETTLE THE ISSUE OF LEGALITY WRT UGC AND POINT NUMBERS 1,3 & finally 4 WOULD SETTLE THE ISSUE OF LEGALITY WRT AICTE

Worldwide there are thousands of great private institutions and we consider ourselves a pioneer in private education in India and are very proud of it.

About IIPM and it’s World-Class Education

The Indian Institute of Planning & Management (IIPM), established in 1973, has been the greatest disruptor in the world of Business Education. The IIPM movement, initiated by its Founder Director- Dr. Malay Chaudhuri, former professor of IIM, Bangalore & XLRI, Jamshedpur, not only took the Indian academia by storm, it re-shaped and revolutionized the very idea of management and entrepreneurship studies in India. The course content of IIPll throughout these nearly 50 glorious years has been a milestone and benchmark in itself. Any average MBA course content, all across the globe comprises 42 to 80 credits at max. Statutory bodies like AICTE or UGC – which came into existence almost 2 decades after IIPM was established – recommend that a PG Management program should comprise 96 credits. Any average PGDM program in India comprises 68 – 80 credits on average. A student has to clear 82 credits if he or she wants to complete his/her PGDM from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

At IIPM of course a PG student had to study and clear up to 200 credits to complete the program. That’s why IIPM has maintained forever that its programs are superior to those of any MBA/MBE programs right anywhere across the globe.

In any typical B-School, students have to do one core specialization. At the most, they are allowed to take one minor specialization in addition. At IIPM all students had to compulsorily do two specializations — in Marketing & Economics apart from an added full-blown specialization in a field of their choice like Finance, HR, etc. This made IIPM students intellectually far superior to others.

At IIPM, further students have to undergo a special paper on Global Opportunities & Threat Analysis in association with leading universities and corporations abroad. The entire paper is taught abroad, giving every student of IIPM a unique Global Exposure (of which again IIPM has been a global pioneer).

Also besides this one of its kind course content, IIPM was constantly Ranked No 1 in Global Exposure and at the very top by other criteria like Academics, Placement, etc by various National Surveys of repute like Zee, DNA, Mail Today, HT, etc.

KEEPING THE ABOVE in consideration, we would like to conclude like ISB, IIPM provides exactly the same education and certification (and better course content) and there was never any false claim about it being a part of AICTE or UGC or of it being an University nor any illegality in its certification that it provides.

In fact, IIPM not only that IIPM’s prospectus always maintained in bold that students interested in statutory recognition of the institute need not apply. IIPM gave diplomas and certifications like the IIMs and ISB. The recognition of our programs lies in the absolute unchallengeable superiority of our program in terms of course contents, a fact regularly appreciated by one and all.