Published On: Tue, May 28th, 2013

PGDM institutes will have same status as prior to SC order:Mantha

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S S Mantha

S S Mantha

The status of PGDM institutes would continue to be what it was before the Supreme Court order. They were never affiliated to any university anyway unlike the MCA and MBA programmes. “I would not like to speculate on what the Supreme Court review petition would or would not do,” said All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman, Dr S S Mantha.

“Though the Supreme Court does raise many important issues with far-reaching consequences, I would not like to speculate, at this point of time, as the case is sub-judice since we have filed a review petition,” he said.

Dr Mantha said that I am happy that everyone realises that there is a ‘brand value’ attached to the AICTE tag. You can’t possibly have the brand and not follow any of the regulator’s rule position. Like one can’t have the cake and eat it too.

“The AICTE is more than a regulator. It is a facilitator and an enabler, and the stakeholders include students, parents, society and the industry as much as the managements that conduct these programmes,” he said reported DNA.