A list issued by University Grants Commission (UGC) has identified 23 fake universities operating in India without UGC permit. At least two fake Universities are functioning in Odisha.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has prepared this list of fake universities functioning in India.
Uttar Pradesh has nine unrecognised universities and Delhi has seven. Delhi also has the highest number of fake colleges (66) offering engineering and other technical courses. Across India, there are 279 such technical institutes (primarily in Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Maharasthra) which do not have authority to confer degrees.
The fake universities of Odisha are:
- Nababharat Shiksha Parishad, Anupoorna Bhawan, Plot No. 242, Pani Tanki Road, Shaktinagar, Rourkela-769014.
- North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Odisha.
The UGC has derecognized these universities for not conforming to the provisions of UGC Act, 1956.
Warning students, the technical education regulator has also issued public notices. “Public notices are also published in newspapers cautioning the students not to take admission in such unapproved institutions,” Officials said.
The details of fake universities and fake technical institutes are available on the UGC website www.ugc.ac.in and AICTE website www.aicte-india.org.
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