About 177 students graduating from the Indian Institute of Management-Udaipur, today will be the second batch of IIM graduates after Bangalore to receive MBA degrees instead of diplomas, an official said today.
IIM-Udaipur will be the second institute after IIM-Bangalore to confer degrees on students completing its flagship two-year Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management at a convocation, said IIM-U Director Janat Shah.
He said a meeting was held with the Union HRD minister last week after which a decision was taken to confer degrees on 177 students of the PGP course this year.
However, diplomas would be awarded to students of the PGPX programme, Shah added.
Sunil Munjal of the Hero Group would be the chief guest of the IIM-U convocation, he said.
While IIM-Bangalore awarded degrees to its students this year, IIM-Lucknow conferred diplomas and IIM-Indore was also likely to award degrees this year, he added.
The IIM-U director said formalities to award degrees for other programmes would take time as special approval might be required due to the nomenclature of the course.
The decision to award degrees was taken by the IIM-U after the Indian Institute of Management Bill,2017 was passed in the Parliament in December last year.
“We had decided to award degrees after the bill was passed, but then, due to a circular on regulatory framework for degree-granting issued by the MHRD, the decision was kept on hold and later in a meeting, things were sorted out and it was decided to go ahead with awarding degrees for the PGP course,” Shah said.