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

New Delhi, January 20, 2014. The Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI) filed an INTERIM APPLICATION in the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India with a Prayer to direct AICTE to take necessary steps to initiate the process of granting extension of approval for the year 2014-15 in compliance of the Order dated 28/08/2013 passed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.

After a hearing , the Counsel of AICTE informed the Court that AICTE continues to be the regulatory body of PGDM Institutions. Shri Gopal Sankaranarayanan, Counsel of EPSI said that in view of the UGC draft regulations, there is much confusion and the statement made on behalf of AICTE be recorded. Accordingly, the Hon'ble Court passed an Order stating that

"This is an Application seeking directions concerning the continuance of AICTE as the regulatory body for the PGDM institutions. Mr. Rakesh Dwivedi, Sr. Advocate appearing for the AICTE has stated that AICTE continues to be the regulatory body for the PGDM institutions. In view of this submission that AICTE will be Regulating the PGDM institutions for the year 2014-15, no further orders are required on this Application".

This is a big relief for the PGDM institutions, who were all concerned about the impending crisis in admissions looming large before them. EPSI intimating both AICTE and MHRD to initiate further the necessary steps immediately.

Dr H Chaturvedi
Alternate President, EPSI &
Director, BIMTECH
Mob: 098118 17819

Source: By E-mail (January 20, 2014)

Published on on January 20, 2014


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