There are large number of fake universities and institutes being run in the country. UGC has recently released a list of fake universities and institutes being run across the nation.
The count is really something to worry about. Can you have a guess about it? The count will really shock you. UGC has declared 23 universities and 279 institutes as “fake”. And, out of the total count of fake institutes, 66 are based in Delhi. These institutes include the ones which offer engineering and other technical courses, without being affiliated. These universities are not allowed to grant degrees even. If you are pursuing your studies in any of such institutes or universities, then your degree will not be authentic. It will be nothing more than a merely a piece of paper.
The capital city, Delhi has 66 fake institutes and 7 fake universities. UGC is taking quick and firm steps against such institutes. They will be sending the list of such institutes to respective state authorities. UGC (University Grant Commission) and AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) have uploaded the list of these fake institutes on their respective websites (UGC website: www.ugc.ac.in and AICTE website www.aicte-india.org).
Students are advised o visit the website of UGC and AICTE and prevent themselves in getting admission in fake institutes.
Other than Delhi, other states that have considerable number of fake institutes are: Telangana, Maharasthra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The notice and warning about such institutes are also being published in newspapers.