In its complaint the UGC has said the IIPM was "misleading", "cheating" and "fooling" its students as it was not recognised by any regulatory body, police said.

"We have registered an FIR under Section 420 of IPC against IIPM Dean Arindam Choudhari and  his father Malayendra Kisor Chaudhuri, who is a Director, based on the UGC complaint.  We are probing the matter," Joint CP (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said.

A notice has been sent to both of them to join the investigation, police said. The UGC, in its complaint, has said that despite the fact its courses are not authorised, the institute is "fooling" the students by charging a hefty fee from them.

IIPM, however, has refuted all such allegations, saying that the institute was not cheating its students. "It's sad on a day when we launch a new program promoting entrepreneurship, the need of the hour, on the lines of our Prime Minister's 'Make in India' dream, some sections of the media have decided to pick up a case that is 6 months old. Having said, that it's nothing new," IIPM dean Arindam Choudhari said in a statement.

"UGC and AICTE keep themselves in news by targeting IIPM with their lies because we have stayed consciously out of their purview and accused them of massive corruption", he added.

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