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IIPM students file cheating complaint against dean

Students of Indian Institute of Planning and Management,Pune,on Friday lodged a case of cheating against its dean and other authorities with the Deccan Police station

‘Wasn’t told it was distance-learning course’

Students of Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM),Pune,on Friday lodged a case of cheating against its dean and other authorities with the Deccan Police station. In their complaint students have alleged that the college took admissions saying they students would get a two-year full time MBA degree,but later they were told it would be a distance learning certificate.

Senior police inspector Manohar Joshi with Deccan police station said,“As per the complaint registered by Pravin Dilip Chowdhary,a student,against the dean S Dutta Gupta,it has been mentioned that at the time of admission they were told it was a full time course with a fees over four lakh rupees. So a case has been registered under section 420 IPC for cheating and is being investigated by our investigating officer Sahebrao Patil.”

Earlier a criminal complaint was lodged by some students with the Shivaji Nagar court and according to the students the court has directed the Deccan Police station to investigate the matter. However,it being a court holiday,the Police station is yet to recieve the order. Joshi said the order might be recieved within the next 10 days.

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Rucha Sahane,one of the 70 students who have withdrawn their names from the college and applied for the fee refund said,”We have been informed by our lawyers about the court directive. The college authorities had promised that we will be given all our documents and the fees,the total amount of which was about Rs 4,50,000. While we have got our certificates,the college said they will deduct Rs 1,30,000 from the fees. So we decided to move the court,as we have already lost one academic year,we cannot afford to lose so much of money as well.” When contacted by Newsline Amit Saxena,head,corporate communications,IIPM,said,’The case is sub judice where we have taken the issue to court and there can’t be parallel action on it. There is also a very clear court order in our favour which debars statements to the media from students. So anything like that will be contempt of court and we will take it up in the court. As far as police is concerned we will be filing our answer on this false complaint to them,again in violation of the court order. We are certain everything will be fine.”

First published on: 14-05-2011 at 12:41:57 am
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