The national capital tops the list of fake institutes offering engineering and technical courses in India. According to a document tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday by Minister of State Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh says that there are as many as 277 fake engineering colleges functioning in India. Besides the national capital, Telangana and West Bengal have 35 and 27 such fake technical institutes, respectively. The list also comprises 23 colleges in Karnataka, 22 colleges in Uttar Pradesh, 18 colleges in Haryana, 16 colleges in Maharashtra, 11 in Tamil Nadu.
In a written reply to Lok Sabha, the minister said 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. The institutions have also been directed to take necessary AICTE approval, else they will be shut down.
List of fake engineering colleges in India
West Bengal- 27
Uttar Pradesh- 22
Himachal Pradesh- 18
Tamil Nadu- 11
Andhra Pradesh- 7
The University Grants Commission is monitoring this issue and also sent instructions to the heads of the states to take action against such institutes running in their jurisdiction, the minister stated. The commission has already maintained a list of 24 fake universities on its official website.