23 fake universities in India with 66 colleges in Delhi - UGC


As reported by University Grants Commission (UGC), the capital also has seven of the country's 23 fake universities.

In a bid to save students from taking admission in fake universities and colleges of India, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 23 fake universities on its website.

In the fake university list, Delhi tops with 66 colleges running offering engineering and other technical courses without proper accreditation.

23 fake universities, UGC report says:

  • "There are 279 such technical institutes in the country."
  • "The Capital also has seven of the country's 23 fake universities," UGC reported.
As reported in HT, in an annual review, the UGC and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) last month put out a list of such fake institutes on their websites, warning students ahead of the new academic session that kicks in next month.

Further, a senior official said, "We send the list of unapproved and unregulated technical institutions to concerned state authorities for taking appropriate action against such institutions."

Fake universities in other states:

  • Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharasthra also have considerable number of fake technical institutes.

Measures taken by AICTE:

  • In order to ensure students don't apply to such colleges/universities, the AICTE has also issued notices to these schools for not taking its approval.
  • Also, public notices have been published in newspapers cautioning the students not to take admission in such unapproved institutions.
Note: Also, the list of fake universities and fake technical institutes are available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in and AICTE website www.aicte-india.org.

Last year on July 1, the UGC listed 22 fake universities on its website.

Source: indiatoday.intoday.in/education

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