Beware of Fake Varsities: UGC Warns Students With a List

Posted By:

Around 280 colleges in India have been declared fake by the University Grants Commission (UGC) recently.

Beware of Fake Varsities: UGC Warns Students

What is a fake varsity?

By fake, it means that the varsities do not have permission to issue degree certificates to their students and that those certificates are not valid to secure a job or higher studies.

Delhi has highest fake institutes

Among the total states where fake universities are present, Delhi has been marked the fake capital with 66 colleges the highest number for any state in India, offering engineering and other technical courses without the regulator's permission.

There are 279 such technical institutes in the country. Out of the country's 23 fake universities, Delhi has seven of them according to the report released by the UGC.

As a warning sign cautioning students who are about to apply for the colleges, the UGC In an annual review, along with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) last month put out a list of such fake institutes on their websites.

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

States that have lot of fake institutes

Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharasthra also have a sizable number of fake technical institutes.

Circular to schools

In order to make sure that students don't apply to such colleges, AICTE that regulates technical education has also issued notices to these schools warning them to not take its approval.

"Public notices are also published in newspapers cautioning the students not to take admission in such unapproved institutions," the official said.

Government Action

Minister of state for human resource development Mahendra Nath Pandey told the Rajya Sabha recently that the ministry had written to state governments to investigate the matter and register police complaints against fake universities.

States have also been asked to initiate proceedings against those involved in defrauding and cheating students "by misrepresenting themselves as 'universities' awarding degrees with their name", Pandey told the Rajya Sabha.

Fake university details

The problem of fake institutes is widespread and is getting increasingly lucrative, as more students look for higher education to improve their job prospects.

The details of fake universities and fake technical institutes are available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in and AICTE website www.aicte-india.org.

Also ReadAICTE and HRD Ministry Work to Curb Fake Caste Certificates

For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    JOIN US ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

    Thousands of Careerindia readers receive our evening newsletter.
    Have you subscribed?

    For great career opportunity, get instant updates on Education, Career & Job
    Careerindia

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Careerindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Careerindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more