Delhi is the fake Capital with 66 colleges - the highest for any state in India - offering engineering and other technical courses without the regulator's permission. There are 279 such technical institutes in the country.
Simply put, these schools don't have the authority to grant degrees. Education certificates issued by such colleges are nothing but a piece of paper.The Capital also has seven of the country's 23 fake universities, the University Grants Commission has said.In an annual review, the UGC and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) last month put out a list of such fake institutes on their websites, warning students ahead of the new academic session that kicks in next month."We send the list of unapproved and unregulated technical institutions to concerned state authorities for taking appropriate action against such institutions," an official said.
UGC WARNING -
" UGC says there are 279 fake technical colleges and 23 fake universities in India.
" UGC and AICTE put out a list of fake institutes, warning students ahead of the new academic session that kicks in next month
" Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey told RS the state governments had been asked to investigate and register police complaints against fake universities
" To know about fake universities and fake technical institutes, log on to UGC website www.ugc.ac.in and AICTE website www.aicte-india.org
Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharasthra also have a sizable number of fake technical institutes.
To ensure students don't apply to such colleges, the technical education regulator, the AICTE, has also issued notices to these schools for not taking its approval.
"Public notices are also published in newspapers cautioning the students not to take admission in such unapproved institutions," the official said.
Minister of state for human resource development Mahendra Nath Pandey told the Rajya Sabha recently that the ministry had written to state governments to investigate the matter and register police complaints against fake universities.
State-wise List of fake Universities as on September, 2016
1.Maithili University/ Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar.
2.Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi.
3.United Nations University, Delhi.
4.Vocational University, Delhi.
5.ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008.
6.Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi.
7. Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment, Rozgar Sewasadan, 672, Sanjay Enclave, Opp. GTK Depot, Delhi-110033.
8.Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka.
9.St. John's University, Kishanattam, Kerala.
10.Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra.
11.Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkatta.
12.Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research,8-A, Diamond Harbour Road, Builtech inn, 2nd Floor, Thakurpurkur, Kolkatta - 700063
13.Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi.
14.Mahila Gram Vidyapith /Vishwavidyalaya, (Women's University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
15.Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
16.National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
17. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
18.Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
19.Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
20.Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area,Khoda,Makanpur,Noida Phase-II, Uttar Pradesh.
21.Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh.
22.Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road,Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
23.North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.
Fate of 4,000 students uncertain as 32 private colleges fail Medical Council of India test
Nearly 4,000 medical students in 32 new private colleges might find their institutes disqualified as these have failed to pass standard checks.
These are among 34 colleges approved by a Supreme Court-appointed oversight committee in May 2016, but debarred by the country's medical education regulator for failing to meet required standards.The committee, headed by retired judge RM Lodha, had overruled the Medical Council of India's (MCI) decision with the condition that if these colleges fail another inspection, they cannot admit students for two years.
Subsequently these colleges admitted their first batch - 3,957 students - last summer. These students had cleared the national eligibility cum entrance test (NEET). Rules stipulate that these students - studying for their bachelors of medicine (MBBS) - should be moved to other medical colleges if their institutes get disqualified. But experts feel such an effort will be challenging.
"You can't stretch facilities to accommodate so many students in other approved colleges. This will hamper studies of the students," said KK Aggarwal, national president of the Indian Medical Association."If the oversight committee accepts the MCI report, it will have to address the concerns of students admitted to these colleges."
The MCI and the oversight committee didn't respond to requests for comments.
Trouble began for the students after the MCI conducted another round of inspection in those 34 colleges in November and December. Only two colleges - Maheshwara Medical College in Andhra Pradesh's Chitkul, and Amaltas Institute of Medical Sciences at Dewas in Madhya Pradesh - met the regulator's benchmark.In most of the institutes, the MCI found shortage of faculty and resident doctors, locked intensive care units (ICU) and emergency wards, and vacant general wards.Some of the colleges forged documents to show adequate faculty or lined up fake patients for MCI inspectors. It is found similar shortfalls. Empty ICUs, no faculty, locked operation theatres, and under-construction departments and buildings awaiting students in many of the institutes approved by the oversight committee.