|Pearl Academy of Fashion|
|Global University Systems|
|Campus||New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bengaluru|
Pearl Academy of Fashion was set up in 1993 by the House of Pearl Fashion’s education arm Little People Education Society. In 1995, Pearl started offering students degrees validated by the United Kingdom’s Nottingham Trent University.
In July 2012, University Grants Commission (India) instructed Pearl Academy to stop awarding joint degrees with Nottingham Trent University, citing ‘mounting complaints against private institutes’.
In 2015, concerns were raised about the validity of programmes delivered by the institution after an alumna reported that the Association of Indian Universities had ‘refused to recognize her degree from Pearl Academy.
Laureate sold Pearl Academy to Netherlands-headquartered private education company Global University Systems in July 2019, as part of an INR 2,500 crore deal for Laureate's Indian business that also included the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies.
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