Gwalior:  The first convocation of the Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management (IITTM) is in midst of controversy, as the Institute did not seek the permission of the Tourism Ministry and made the ordinance for the convocation. The move by the IITTM has raised several questions about its legality.

The first convocation ceremony of the tourism management institute is scheduled to be held on April 26. The institute has not got the status of a University yet and it still works under the Ministry of Tourism.

Ordinance was required by the Institute after it mooted plans for holding the first convocation. Following this, the IITTM staff managed to prepare the ordinance after going through the ordinances of other institutes.

While the convocation date is inching closer, the trouble has cropped in for the institute authorities as the Ministry has not yet given its approval to the ordinance.

The institute is trying to brush the issue under the carpet, as there are a few provisions which are incorrect and are required to be changed.

Director IITTM, Manjula Chowdhary, defending the institute said, “The ordinance has been prepared and sent to the ministry for its approval. We are likely to receive it soon.”