Unlike IITs which are established under the Act of Parliament the IIMs can’t award degrees on it’s own. It was a set back for IIM Indore which earlier in connection with it’s newly launched IPGP for higher secondary students said that the “5 year integrated post graduate programme has an option for students to with draw from it’s last two years of education to hold a bachelor’s degree in management”.
However the ministry of HRD made it clear that IIMs can’t offer degree on it’s own and went on to say that students who join IPGP will merely look for the name IIM and take up the course. HRD had also conveyed it’s stand on not interfering in the academic decisions of IIMs, however it is a different case.
As per sources, IIM Indore is planning to affiliate with an university (probably to a Canadian University) to keep the possibility of offering degrees. The same wasn’ t confirmed yet. One might really wonder as why students will take a call to drop out after three year’s when they have an option to spend two more valuable year’s at the prestigious IIM Indore.
Students should not that the IPGP course of IIM Indore hasn’t got any objection except that the program will be of 5 year’s and you will take away a PG degree after completing the 5 year course.
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