Mumbai, Feb. 13 -- Management institutes that also offer postgraduate diplomas in management (PGDM) will now have to run the two courses from separate institutes, according to the All India Council for Technical Education's (AICTE) recently-released Approval Handbook 2020-21. The new rules will be applicable from the next academic year (2020-21).

AICTE said the new rule requiring separate infrastructure and resources for diplomas and PG degrees is in response to complaints from local inquiry committees (LICs), which inspect institutes when the latter apply for affiliation. Students have complained that they were confused and even misled on occasion about the demarcation of faculty, fees and infrastructure between PGDM and Masters in busine...