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Government has taken several steps to warn public against fake universities

NEW DELHI. The instance of engineering colleges running their courses without the approval of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has come to the notice of Government. The State-wise details of these institutes are available on AICTE website http://www.old.aicte-india.org/ dashboard/pages/unapprovedengg%202016_feb.php.
This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Satya Pal Singh today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

He informed the parliamkent that, Further, University Grants Commission (UGC) maintained the list of fake Universities/Institutions, which is available on UGC website www.ugc.ac.in. Presently, UGC has noticed that 23 such Universities are functioning in the country. In addition, Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad, Lucknow, UP and Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), New Delhi are also not recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956.

In order to regulate the engineering colleges, the AICTE has been established by an Act of Parliament (Act 52 of 1987) with a function to grant approval to new technical institutions, introduction of new courses etc. The AICTE has also notified regulation mandating the technical institutions to obtain the prior approval for running courses in Engineering and Technology. Further, the Institutions conducting unapproved courses are directed from time to time through Public Notices and individual letters under intimation to concerned state government to seek AICTE approval for conducting of technical education programmes or to close them down.
(Updated on July 30th, 2018)