The University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education on Monday released on its website a list of 23 fake universities and 279 fake technical institutes across India.
According to the UGC, these colleges are offering engineering and other technical courses without its permission, effectively rendering the educational certificates issued by such colleges as nothing but worthless pieces of paper.
The UGC and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) put out the list of fake universities to make people aware ahead of the academic session that will begin next month. The details of such colleges and universities are available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in and AICTE website www.aicte-india.org.
According to the released list, while Delhi tops the chart with 66 fake colleges, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra also have a huge number of such institutes.