The Ministry of Commerce has recommended HRD Ministry to give the status of a deemed university to Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Noida.
So while this is good news for students who have joined the college in 2015. Students, who have taken admission before 2015 in FDDI, are apprehensive because they were promised IGNOU degrees.
So students are doubtful of the institute’s integrity because UGC’s regulations clearly states that the institute shall have a clean track record for at least five years before applying for the deemed status.
In 2014, UGC had declared invalid a memorandum signed by FDDI and Mewar University to grant degrees to students.
This decision has affected 4000 students across eight campuses of situated in Noida, Rae Bareli, Jodhpur, Guna, Kolkata, Chennai, Rohtak and Fursatganj.
Source: Times of India