Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Is it Ethical for Newspapers to Carry Such Advertisements?

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Almost every day I see an advertisement of Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) in leading newspaper advertising their BBA and MBA program with the tag line “Dare to think beyond the IIMs”. I subscribe to “The Hindu” and almost every day I see this advertisement in the newspaper – sometimes even a full page. Couple of advertisement that got published…
Now UGC has issued an advertisement long back warning that IIPM is not a University nor it has the right of conferring or granting degrees as specified by UGC. UGC further says that IIPM is neither entitled to award MBA/BBA/BCA degree nor it is recognized by UGC. In short what it means is that students graduating out of IIPM are having a degree not recognized in India. Here is the UGC advertisement that appeared in leading newspapers. 
Now my question – is it ethical on part of a newspaper to publish the ads of IIPM knowing well that they are awarding a degree that is not recognized in India. Is it ethical for leading newspapers to forget their social obligation for some quick bucks? What do you guys think of it?
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8 Comments:

Blogger kool said...

But one thing is not clear - if their degrees are recognized outside India? And also if they are not University under UGC, what exactly are they? And honestly, if GOI doesn't have any problem with IIPM then I am not sure how can we blame the newspapers (Until and unless they fully know that IIPM is bogus - then it is very unethical)

February 21, 2012 7:55 PM  
Blogger kool said...

Brijesh - I am not sure if you have received my earlier comment so I am posting it again, sorry about that. First thing we have to know is - if courses offered by IIPM are not recognized in India then how can they be recognized elsewhere? Also, may be there is some clause which allows them to offer these degrees which don't fall under UGC but still have some validity becoz of some affiliation with foreign univ program? But to your qn, if GOI doesn't have any problem with IIPM then I think we can't really blame newspapers carrying these ads. (Until and unless they already know that these degrees are not worth at all - then it is very unethical on part of newspapers).

February 21, 2012 8:00 PM  
Blogger Brijesh Nair said...

kool - Just go through this link http://www.careers360.com/news/3832-IIPM-s-offering-of-MBA-BBA-degrees-is-illegal-and-students-using-the-title-can-be-prosecuted
Read the above link together with UGC ad - Can there by smoke without fire?

February 21, 2012 8:11 PM  
Blogger kool said...

Woaaa - that's so scary, then it is not only unethical by the newspapers but what is our GOI doing about this? Also, I am going to post both your post and also the link that you have given in the comments. Also, please do post the career360 link in your fb - atleast some students life and money can be saved. Hope you dont have a problem for sharing both your post and the link. - Thanks!

February 22, 2012 5:43 AM  
Blogger kool said...

Woaaa - that's so scary, then it is not only unethical by the newspapers but what is our GOI doing about this? Also, I am going to post both your post and also the link that you have given in the comments. Also, please do post the career360 link in your fb - atleast some students life and money can be saved. Hope you dont have a problem for sharing both your post and the link. - Thanks!

February 22, 2012 5:50 AM  
Blogger Brijesh Nair said...

Kool
Go ahead...

February 22, 2012 5:51 AM  
Blogger Jijo V.G said...

useful info

February 22, 2012 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IIPM and IMI are not accreditated by any government in this world.

February 24, 2013 10:24 PM  

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