MDI Gurgaon - AICTE derecognises 3 PG programmes

MDI Gurgaon - AICTE derecognises 3 PG programmes
Richa Kapoor | Jul 25, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) came down heavily on MDI Gurgaon and derecognised three of its postgraduate programmes for violation of the rules regarding the duration of these programmes, confirmed AICTE member secretary, Rajive Kumar.

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The courses derecognised include the postgraduate programmes in energy management and public policy management and the postgraduate diploma in management (the executive management programme).

Name of courses derecognised, reduction in seats

The AICTE's action has resulted in a significant reduction in the number of seats at MDI Gurgaon, reported the Indian Express.

The total number of seats has been reduced to 500. Previously the AICTE had approved 770 seats for the eight programmes which were offered at MDI Gurgaon.

Reasons for derecognition

According to the Indian Express, the AICTE took the decision to derecognise the three courses as MDI Gurgaon did not adhere to the guidelines laid down by the technical body with regard to the duration of the course.

As per the AICTE order, the approval for the postgraduate programs in public policy management and energy management was for two years while MDI Gurgaon was offering it as executive management programs for 15 months. On similar lines, AICTE had mandated that the duration of on-campus classes for the executive management program is 15-18 months , while the institute was running it for 12 months.

The IE also reported that the public policy management program is for public officials of the central and state governments as well as for civil servants and, the energy management program is aimed to “prepare visionary leaders for the energy sector,” on the website of the institute it has been mentioned that working professionals and entrepreneurs could also take up executive management programme.

The institute had commenced the executive management programme in April and 20 students had already enrolled, says the report. In wake of the withdrawal of the approval of the programme, it is not very clear what will happen to those who had enrolled for the programme.

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