PGDM institutions in Delhi have been fighting for autonomy since 2010. More
than 350 self-financed B-Schools running across the state that offer PGDM who
have been contending that the AICTE can't infringe into their autonomy since a
large number of them are as of now working as self-financing organizations for
The Autonomy battle
Supreme Court had in 2011 stayed the AICTE's notification that guides B-schools
to pull back their call for self-governance related to admissions, settling
expenses, educational programs, and examinations matters.
the same time, the Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI) and Association
of Indian Management Schools, supporting the organizations, had spoken to the
Supreme Court through writ appeal against the AICTE’s notification.
Key developments on the issue
1.At first, following the
AICTE notification, the group of institutes had approached the HRD ministry.
However, they were not able to yield the expected outcome.
2.This matter went to the
court and the Supreme Court has put an interim stay on December 16, 2016. Institutes
like XLRI Jamshedpur and International Management Institute can offer
admissions through exams like CAT, XAT MAT, GMAT and CMAT for academic year
3.Remarking on the issue,
former IIM Ahmedabad's director Dr Bakul Dholakia said that the AICTE 2010
notification needs clarity since it didn't exactly read the extent of
controlling the B-schools.
the inconvenience B-schools have been facing, Dr. Bakul Dholakia brought up
that the MK Kaw Committee's suggestion to set up an All-India Council for
Management Education (AICME) should be viewed more genuinely.
Dr Harivansh Chaturvedi, BIMTECH Director, said that Indian management
education will stay under the ambit of AICTE until AICME is made and an
administrative body is set up to manage B-schools.