Monday, July 15, 2013

AICTE approval is not necessary for MBA programmes: SC

The top court was of the view that approval from the technical education regulator, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), was not required for MBA programmes offered by private institutions. The Supreme Court had said that AICTE's role vis-a-vis universities was "only advisory,
re commendatory and one of providing guidance, and has no authority empowering it to issue or
enforce any sanctions by itself". Citing its order in the Bharathidasan University and Parshvanath
Charitable Trust case, the court said that AICTE norms could be applied through the University
Grants Commision (UGC). As a result, the AICTE cannot directly "control" or "supervise" these
affiliated colleges.


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