AICTE identifies 277 fake engineering colleges – According to the data made available to Parliament by Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for HRD 277 fake engineering colleges has been identified in the country over last three years. The information was presented in Lok Sabha while replying to questions by three MPs – P Nagarajan of the Anna India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), Laxman Giluwa and Rama Devi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Delhi tops listed with 66 fake engineering colleges, followed by Telangana with 35 fake colleges and on number three is West Bengal with 27 fake colleges.
Karnataka has 23 such fake engineering colleges and Uttar Pradesh has 22.
The ministry has now directed AICTE to take necessary action against such colleges. AICTE chairperson Anil Sahasrabudhe said “These are basically unapproved institutions. The courses diploma, degree and others offered by these institutes are of no value as these courses are not recognized by any regulatory authority. AICTE keeps updating the list of institution that are not approved.”
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