The University Grants Commission (UGC) has clarified, in response to an RTI query, that it does not permit one-year MBA programs, officially recognizing MBA as a two-year course. The UGC emphasized that degrees, diplomas, and certificates are validated by the issuing authority, and the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), UGC provides recognition status. The clarification aligns with the 'Specification of Degrees, 2014' published in the Gazette of India, outlining the minimum duration and qualifications for MBA programs. This information comes amidst warnings from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) against fake 10-day MBA programs, prompted by certain advertisements. This clarification comes amid concerns raised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), cautioning against fake 10-day MBA programs. The warning was issued following advertisements by Bada Business Private Limited, led by motivational speaker Vivek Bindra, promoting a 10-day MBA program.