The University Grant Commission cautioned students and parents not to enroll in any distance learning or online courses offered by the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) in a public warning that was published on April 18.
The management institute stated that it is “process of examining the notice and working with all concerned to address the issue and resolve the situation at the earliest” in response to the UGC notice regarding the debarment of online and distance learning courses offered by NMIMS for the academic sessions of January-February 2023, July-August 2023, and January-February 2024.
The University Grant Commission published a public notice on April 18 cautioning parents and students against applying for admission in any distance learning or online modality. NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) offers this course. According to media sources, the commission declared in an official notification that it had taken such severe action against the business school owing to egregious norm violations.
Students in fear ask for clarification
Following news of the suspension of the online and distance learning programmes offered by NMIMS for the academic years January–February 2023, July–August 2023, and January–February 2024, social media handles began to overflow with concerned students who had already enrolled in NMIMS’ online and distance learning programmes and demanded an explanation.
NMIMS response to the UGC Notice
“We realise that this development may cause concern amongst our stakeholders, students, and parents,” the institute said in response to Shiskha.com’s inquiry to NMIMS. We are currently reviewing the notice, and working with everyone involved to address the problem and get the situation under control as soon as possible. It is significant to note that none of our full-time or offline programmes are affected by the UGC mandate and are not subject to it. “Our institution remains dedicated to delivering high-quality education and training to our students. We will make every effort to maintain the highest level of academic excellence in our programs,” the institute further added.
I would like to present my thoughts in the above mentioned situation. There are two options for a student enrolled in January 2023 session one he can continue with the course after seeking proper approval and letters from the university, secondly students can also ask for refund if not interested to continue. I would also like to inform to all the students that UGC guidelines is applicable only to distance and online students who took admission in 2023 or after that and in any way it will not disturb the continuing students. The regular MBA & BBA students will not get affected by the decision of UGC in any way. The corporates are fully aware about the quality and pattern of education in NMIMS university & as it is an old brand the university will sought out the issue with UGC in near future.
I will also like to present a fact that this is not the first time that an university is being debarred for some irregularities which exist in any practices being followed by an university. There are some guidelines which sometimes is not aligned according to UGC guidelines by all the universities.
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In any case NMIMS has not been banned it is just debarred which can be a temporary suspension from taking admission for one session.
The Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), a Deemed-to-be University founded in 1981, is a highly regarded institution and a pioneer in management education in India. According to NIRF 2021, it was recently ranked 94 among the top 100 institutions in India. NAAC has granted NMIMS Mumbai accreditation with a “A+” Grade and a 3.59 CGPA. Additionally, MHRD granted it Category-I University classification. NMIMS Shirpur, SVKM’s NMIMS Navi Mumbai, NMIMS Hyderabad, NMIMS Indore, NMIMS Dhule, and NMIMS Bangalore (Koramangala) are among the more than seven campuses that make up SVKM’s NMIMS or NMIMS University, which also has its main campus in Vile Parle West, Mumbai.
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