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Students left in lurch as FDDI denies degrees.

SCORES of Footwear Design and Development Institute ( FDDI) students were in for a shock after an institute allegedly denied them a degree in the middle of the course.

The FDDI was affiliated with the University of Mewar but the latter pulled out the affiliation.

" I had enrolled in FDDI in 2012 for an integrated programme in retail management which includes BBA + MBA. When I entered the third year, we were told that Mewar University had withdrawn its affiliation and hence we will only receive diplomas," said a student on condition of anonymity.

Students said a meeting to resolve the issue was held in March where the chairman of Mewar University was present. " In the middle of this controversy, Rajeev Lakhera, then FDDI chairman also resigned. My parents were getting threat calls from the institute to remain quiet," another third- year student told M AIL T ODAY . Students have been protesting outside the college but have not been given a convincing response by the institute yet.

" We have been protesting everyday outside the college campus. Sandeep Bhatia, DGM, Training Cell of FDDI told us that with Mewar University backing out, there is little chance that another university will give affiliation to FDDI," students said.

When contacted by M AIL T ODAY , FDDI secretary Ajay Kumar and Bhatia refused to comment on the issue.

Deadlock as Mewar varsity pulls out affiliation

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Date:Aug 24, 2015
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