According to the data provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the highest number of fake engineering colleges offering engineering and other technical courses that are running without the approval of the All India Council Of Technical Education (AICTE) are located in the national capital Delhi.
This was revealed by the HRD ministry in response to the questions asked in the Lok Sabha earlier this week.
As per the data provided to the Parliament by Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State, HRD out of the total 277 fake engineering colleges identified over the past three years, 66 are in Delhi
which is the highest, Telangana
is the second in the list with 35 colleges
and West Bengal with 27 colleges
is placed on third. The Ministry has ordered the AICTE to take strict action against these colleges.
List of fake colleges in India:
- Himachal Pradesh-18
- Andhra Pradesh-7
Anil Sahasrabudhe, AICTE Chairperson said
“These are basically unapproved institutions. The courses, diploma, degree and others offered by these institutes are of no values as these courses are not recognised by any regulatory authority. AICTE keeps updating the list of institutions that are not approved”.
The officials from the Higher education department of Telangana claimed that most of these fake colleges were functioning from commercial buildings located on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
Such colleges were also located in rural areas, mostly in Ranga Reddy district.
N Yadaiah, registrar of the Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad said that there are few independent colleges that are offering courses without any approval. Technical certificate and diploma courses are also being offered by some colleges without any approval. He also said that they will seek a list of all such colleges from AICTE.
AICTE has slapped notices on these colleges
for not seeking its approval to ensure that students don’t apply for admission in such colleges.
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