NewDelhi/Nagpur: Delhi Police have filed FIR against Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) founder Arindam Chaudhuri.
FIR has been registered on the basis of a complaint made by the University Grants Commission of “misleading, cheating and fooling” students as its courses were not recognised by any recognised authority.
The UGC, in its complaint, has said that despite the fact its courses are not authorised, the institute was “fooling” the students by charging a hefty fee from them.
“We have registered an FIR under Section 420 of IPC against IIPM Dean Arindam Choudhari and his father Malayendra Kisor Chaudhuri, who is a Director, based on the UGC complaint. We are probing the matter,” Joint CP (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said.
“It was sad that some sections of the media have decided to pick up a case that was 6 months old and wondered how this could amount to cheating. UGC and AICTE keep themselves in news by targeting IIPM with their lies because we have stayed consciously out of their purview and accused them of massive corruption”, Arindam Chaudhari said in a statement.
“We have never claimed that the institute is recognised by any statutory body nor have we claimed we give degrees. We give certificates and write clearly everywhere that “students interested in de jure recognition of IIPM’s programmes need not apply to IIPM! Its written clearly since 1970s in our prospectus and in our websites since it came into effect,” the IIPM dean said.
“We have been cooperating with the police ever since the first notice came and will continue to do so as law abiding citizens,” he added.