277 fake engineering colleges in India; New Delhi tops the list

Telangana comes second in the list, followed by West Bengal at 3rd place 

New Delhi: In a recent research, it has been found that there are around 277 fake engineering colleges in India. The surprising fact is that the capital tops the list. Yes, you heard it right! Delhi has 66 fake institutes claiming to offer engineering and technical courses.

More about the fake colleges list

According to a document tabled in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State Human Resource Development, Satya Pal Singh, apart from the national capital, Telangana has 35 and West Bengal has an 27 such fake technical institutes.

The list does not end here, there are 23 such colleges in Karnataka, 22 in Uttar Pradesh, 18 in Haryana, 16 in Maharashtra and 11 in Tamil Nadu. Shocked?

The instances of engineering colleges running their courses without the approval of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have come to the notice of the government, mentioned Singh in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

Fake engineering colleges in other states

  • Chandigarh  07
  • Telangana  35
  • Himachal Pradesh  18 
  • Rajasthan  03
  • Bihar 17 
  • Andhra Pradesh  07
  • Uttarakhand  03
  • Gujarat  08
  • Punjab  05
  • West Bengal  27

Steps taken against these fake institutes

According to an the media reports, the minister also said that the University Grants Commission (UGC) is monitoring this issue and has also sent instructions to the heads of the states to take action against such institutes running under their jurisdiction. The commission has already maintained a list of 24 fake universities on its official website.

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