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UGC and AICTE identifies many fake Institutions

The exercise to identify fake colleges in India was to prohibit unfair practices in higher educational institutions.In this attempt, the University Grants Commission (UGC) refuses to support many Colleges and Universities across the country. The UGC has identified 21 fake universities and educational institutions function in different parts of the country in contravention of the UGC Act, 1956.

Out of the 21 fake universities and institutes, 8 are in Uttar Pradesh, 6 in Delhi and one each in Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has also identified 350 unapproved institutions running technical and management courses/programmes in violation of the AICTE Regulations.Out of these 350 unapproved institutions, 75 each are in Delhi and Maharashtra, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 34 in West Bengal, 30 in Uttar Pradesh, 27 in Karnataka, 17 in Haryana, 14 in Tamil Nadu, 9 in Chandigarh, 4 in Gujarat, 3 in Punjab, 2 each in Bihar, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Goa, and one each in Uttarakhand and Kerala.The state and union territory governments have been requested to take action under Indian Penal Code against these fake/unapproved universities and technical institutions.

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